The zone
The zone

The zone

BODEGAS HERMANOS PECIÑA is located in the heart of Rioja Alta, more specifically in Sonsierra Riojana, where the vine growing tradition dates back several centuries. In fact, throughout the area we can find numerous stone wine presses hewn out of the rock and situated next to the vineyards.

Sonsierra is a prime area for the vine growing, set among the peaks of the Sierra Cantabria and the banks of the Ebro River, where the Atlantic and Mediterranean climates coexist to give a microclimate that produces unique and unbeatable grapes.

The ground composition is of calcareous-clay with a high proportion of limestone, that allows us to obtain glycerin extract, very important for the elaboration of our wines, which brings softness and volume in the mouth and small amount of potassium to get an adequate acidity.

The microclimate of our geographical location, which comprises only about 40 square kilometres, provides our wines essential features. The North wind avoids pests and rots, the daylight time has an average of 2800 hours / year and the rainfall (500mm per year) is perfect, forcing the plant to suffer water stress and getting smaller grains with higher concentrations of sugar and colouring matter.

The altitude of our vineyards ranges is from 475 to 600 meters, allowing a phased and uniform harvest and obtaining the benefits of the different vineyards altitude. Since we pick up the lowest vineyard to the highest one, it pasts around 25 days, the duration of a harvest campaign.

 

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