Founded in 1890, Bodegas Riojanas treasures more than a century of winemaking tradition in its Cenicero winery. Its corners are steeped in history and the current generation (the 5th) continues to cherish the traditions set forth by past generations. The legacy is their commitment to the best quality and unique personality to their wines. their land
Rioja was the first Spanish wine region to obtain DO status, in 1925. In 1991, it was promoted to DOCa (Qualified Designation of Origin), a higher category reserved for wines maintaining a proven consistency and quality over a long period of time. Rioja has three distinct subregions (Alavesa, Alta & Baja) as well as stylistic diversity ranging from the traditional oxidative wines to the full throttle modern style. Bodegas Riojanas has more than 300 hectares of the best vineyards in Cenicero, San Vicente de la Sonsierra and nearby municipalities in the Rioja Alta. While the quintessential grape variety is Tempranilllo, Riojanas also owns one of the largest areas dedicated to Mazuelo and Graciano. These varieties bring a unique personality and distinction to their wines.
The wine 80% Tempranillo, 15% Mazuelo, 5% Graciano Grapes are sourced from 35-55 year old vineyards as well as some older plots in the villages of Villalva, Briñas, Ollauri, Uruñuela and Cenicero. Vineyards located at 450-500 meters on ferrous clay soils. Aged for 24 to 30 months in American oak followed by an additional 12 months in bottle. Albina is an old female name that was very common in the 18th and 19th century. Albina was the wife of one of the founders of the estate thus named after her – “Albina’s Vineyard."
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