Climate

The Sierra de Cantabria mountain range plays an extremely important role in the Rioja Alavesa microclimate, as it protects the vineyards from the harshness of the Cantabrian sea and thus affords it a Mediterranean character. On the one hand, the high ground protects the region from the damp, cold north-westerlies that are transformed here into drier and warmer winds, and on the other hand, with the vineyards set on the south-facing hillsides, the vine is able to take maximum advantage of the sunlight and thus the grape ripens much better...

Rioja Alavesa

Bodegas Gómez de Segura owns 50 hectares of vineyards in Laguardia in the Rioja Alavesa district of northern Spain, an area that is acclaimed internationally for its winemaking.
This privileged area has a specific micro-climate that stems from it being nestled between the Sierra de Cantabria and the River Ebro. The vineyards have an average age of 33 years and all the work done in the field is designed to be environmentally friendly.

Soil

The vineyards stand on calcareous clay soil. It is poor soil, predominantly made up of deep, medium to light consistency, fluffy and very healthy limestone gravel.
This soil is enriched by inputs of organic matter in the form of sheep manure, which significantly improve its physical and chemical properties and characteristics.

VARIETIES OF GRAPE

TEMPRANILLO
This variety of red grape covers 90% of our vineyards. The grapes form in long, drooping bunches with broad shoulders that are collected in early October. Juice from Tempranillo grapes provides an excellent base for quality wines given its balanced alcohol content, colour and moderate acidity.

VIURA
This variety of white grape grows in large, winged, hanging bunches. Its wines have a moderate alcohol content and are soft, fresh, well-balanced, with a very characteristic pale colour and fruity aroma.

MALVASIA
A very old variety of white grape that forms large, loose bunches. Its wines are highly personal and aromatic and greenish-yellow in colour.

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