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El Coto de Rioja inaugurates an exclusive winery for white wines

The winery, located in the highest vineyard in the D.O.Ca. Rioja, will allow the grape to be processed immediately after being harvested. The opening event was attended by the President of the Government of La Rioja and various personalities from La Rioja.

The project began more than 10 years ago, with the search for a farm that would meet the optimal climate and soil requirements for an exclusive white wine project. The result is “Finca Carbonera” located in the Riojan town of Bergasa. A farm, at an average altitude of 850 meters where there are currently 91 hectares of Verdejo, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, and in which, it is planned to reach 170 hectares in 2020.

In order to achieve the highest quality of the grapes, a winery has been built in the vineyard itself. This allows the grapes to be processed immediately after being harvested, to later transport the must to the wineries for processing. In this way, all the qualities of the grape are kept intact, avoiding oxidation and the extraction of polyphenols that occur during transport at high temperatures.

For this, the latest technological advances have been incorporated into the winery, always with the focus on maintaining the freshness of the grape, and preventing its oxidation. In this sense, inert dams stand out, and the use of inert gases

Grupo Barón de Ley, is made up of the wineries El Coto de Rioja and Barón de Ley, both belonging to the D.O.Ca. Rioja, Museum in the D.O. Cigales, and the Iberian sausage company Dehesa Barón de Ley.