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OUR WINES

The diversity of Rioja through our wines.

La Nave red

VARIETIES

Garnacha 35%, Tempranillo 35%, Mazuelo 30%

ORIGIN

Rioja Oriental, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Alta

PRODUCTION

8.550 bottles

VINEYARD

This our wine that represents the blending tradition of Rioja. We select small diverse vineyard plots throughout the whole region of Rioja. Blending together the different soils, climate and varieties in Rioja to make this wine. In the cellar we aim to maintain the fruit and express our impression of the terroir and vintage in Rioja.

TASTING NOTES

This wine has a medium red color. On the nose we have primary fruit of red cherry, black cherry, and black currant. Medium body, acidity and palate with soft tannins.

La Nave white

VARIETIES

Grenache Blanc 10% and Viura 90%

ORIGIN

Rioja Oriental, Rioja Alavesa, Rioja Alta

PRODUCTION

3.082 botellas

VINEYARD

Our wine represents the traditional assemblage wine from all areas of Rioja. We select small, distinct plots distributed throughout the region. Our aim is to reflect all the diversity that Rioja offers, with its different soils, climates and varieties.

TASTING NOTES

The wine has a lime green colour with aromas of lime, pear, melon and peach. The palate is dry with medium intensity, medium acidity and medium alcohol. It is an elegant, subtle and refreshing wine.

Laventura Viura

VARIETIES

Viura

ORIGIN

Laguardia

PRODUCTION

3.298 bottles

VINEYARD

This is our interpretation of the grape variety Viura in Rioja. We aim to reflect the characteristics of this grape variety producing it as a single variety from Rioja. In the vineyards we select low yielding, dry land farmed, old vines with altitude to make this wine. In the cellar we barrel ferment and age this wine for one year in large oak barrels.

TASTING NOTES

This wine has a lemon colour with primary fruit aromas of apple, pear, lime and peach. Some secondary aromas are present from the ageing for one year in large oak barrels on the lees. It has a medium palate, acid and alcohol with a persistent finish.

Laventura Malvasía

VARIETIES

Malvasia

ORIGIN

Leza

PRODUCTION

864 bottles

VINEYARD

This is our interpretation of the grape variety Malvasia de Rioja. We aim to reflect the characteristics of this grape variety producing it as a single variety from Rioja. We select low yielding, dry land farmed, old vines with altitude to make this wine. In the cellar we ferment and age this wine for one year in oval, egg shaped, concrete tanks.

TASTING NOTES

This wine has a golden colour with a floral nose. Fruit aromas of gooseberry, orange peel, apricot, flint and almonds. The palate is dry with a medium acid and body. Apple, grapefruit and lemon aromas are present on the palate combined with a creamy texture.

Laventura Garnacha

VARIETIES

Garnacha

ORIGIN

Tudelilla

PRODUCTION

2.820 bottles

VINEYARD

This is our interpretation of the grape variety Grenache in Rioja. We aim to reflect the characteristics of this grape variety by producing it as a single variety from vineyards in Rioja Oriental on the south eastern slope of the Sierra la Hez mountain range. We select low yielding, dry land farmed old vines in rocky soils to make this wine. In the cellar we tank ferment in concrete and age this wine for one year large oak barrels for one year.

TASTING NOTES

This wine has a light red colour with a floral nose of rose and violets. Red currant, cranberry, red cherry and black cherry are dominant on the nose and palate. The palate is light and textured with a medium body, alcohol and acidity.

Laventura Tempranillo

VARIETIES

Tempranillo

ORIGIN

Laguardia

PRODUCTION

7.217 bottles

VINEYARD

This wine is made from vineyards in Laguardia in Rioja Alavesa above 520m on the south-facing slopes of the Sierra Cantabria. The cooler Atlantic climate from the north combines with the warmer Mediterranean climate from the south creating the ideal conditions for red wines. Tempranillo grapes ripen easily and retain good acidity and freshness due to the climate, orientation and limestone soils. Aged in big barrels tha preserve the fruit aromas of the Tempranillo.

TASTING NOTES

This wine has a medium ruby colour with primary aromas of raspberries, redcurrants, red cherries, black cherries, blackberries and plums. Light secondary aromas of oak, brioche and vanilla, due to the contact and ageing for one year in barrel.  The palate is textured with a present tanin. Good acidity, body and length. Good ageing potential.

Barranco del San Ginés

VARIETIES

80% Tempranillo, 5% Graciano, 5% Garnacha, 5% Viura and 5% Mazuelo

ORIGIN

Laguardia

PRODUCTION

800 bottles

VINEYARD

A Single vineyard wine made from a 1.0868 hectare vineyard planted in 1935 on a steep east facing slope of the ravine formed by the stream of San Ginés in Laguardia, Rioja Alavesa. We have named the vineyard ¨Barranco del San Ginés¨ referencing to the surrounding geography as the location of this vineyard. Planting density: 3906 Vines per hectare. Square planting pattern: 1,6m x 1,6m. Limestone soil. Altitude 526-546m. Massal selection. Old bush vines.

TASTING NOTES

On the nose we have plum, blackberry, bramble, blackcurrant and pomegranate. It has a medium plus palate with texture and layers of complexity. A complex nose that benefits from a short decanting prior to serving.

Paraje de la Virgen

VARIETIES

Tempranillo 80%, Garnacha 5%, Graciano 5%, Mazuelo 5% y 5% Viura

ORIGIN

Lanciego

PRODUCTION

800 botellas

VINEYARD

A Single vineyard wine made from a 0,7199 hectare vineyard planted in 1920 on a western facing slope next to the village of Lanciego, Rioja Alavesa. We have named the vineyard “Paraje de la Virgen” referencing to the plot´s name La Virgen as the geographical location of this vineyard. Planting density: 3086 Vines per hectare. Square planting pattern: 1,8m x 1,8m. Limestone soil. Altitude: 518-555m. Massal selection. Old bush vines.

TASTING NOTES

On the nose we have red plum, blueberry and figs. On the palate the wine is smooth, delicate and tight. A very complex wine that has layers of complexity that slowly unfold in the glass.

Cuatro Corros

VARIETIES

Field blend of 50% red varieties (Grenache, Tempranillo, Carignan, Graciano) and 50% white varieties (Viura, Malvasia, Grenache Blanc).

ORIGIN

Villabuena de Álava

PRODUCTION

800 bottles

VINEYARD

Made from our small vineyard plots that were planted before 1960. These small plots are planted in a square planting pattern with a narrow row spacing that predates mechanization with tractors. The old vineyard planting material is unique in that these old vineyards were planted with a mix of different white and red varieties that were field grafted in the vineyard with a massal selection of that era. In Rioja these small vineyard plots are referred to as “Corros” and this is where the name “Cuatro Corros” comes from. Planting density: 3086 Vines per hectare. Square planting pattern: 1,8m x 1,8m . Limestone soil. Altitude: 400-450m. Massal selection. Old bush vines.

TASTING NOTES

It has a medium to pale red colour. On the nose we have strawberry, raspberry and red plum. The palate is supple, fresh and inviting. The same red fruits predominate on the palate as well. Very nice integrated natural acidity and a fine delicate tannin.

Abbotsdale Chenin Blanc

VARIETIES

Chenin Blanc 100%

ORIGIN

Swartland

PRODUCTION

2.796 bottles

VINEYARD

The vineyards used to make this wine are selected by Bryan MacRobert who grew up on a farm close to the town of Abbotsdale in the Swartland wine region. Low yielding dry land bush vines from the sandy decomposed granite soils are used to make this wine. The grapes are hand harvested in the early hours of the morning and transported in 16 kg crates to the cellar for the winemaking process.

TASTING NOTES

The wine has a lemon green colour. On the nose there is a combination of primary fruit aromas such as apple, pear, peach and oranges.  The palate is dry with a complex layered mouthfeel. Good body, fruit and acidity. Alcohol is medium to light, acidity medium. Has potential and develop in bottle but also good to drink now.

Abbotsdale Syrah

VARIETIES

Syrah 100%

ORIGIN

Swartland

PRODUCTION

5.856 bottles

VINEYARD

The vineyards used to make this wine are selected by Bryan MacRobert who grew up on a farm close to the town of Abbotsdale in the Swartland wine region. Low yielding dry land bush vines from the sandy decomposed granite soils are used to make this wine. The grapes are hand harvested in the early hours of the morning and transported in 16 kg crates to the cellar for the winemaking process.

TASTING NOTES

This wine has a ruby colour. Primary fruits aromas on the nose and palate of violets, red fruit and black fruit. Red cherries, plum, black currant and blackberries. Medium bodied palate with soft tannins and an elegant finish.