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...

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