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Vineyards

Our vineyards are cultivated in plantings located in valleys and mountain systems belonging to the so called « High Cidacos », a region categorised as Reserve of the Biosphere by Unesco in 2003. A vast part out of the 350 hectares of our productive vineyards lies within this outstanding Natural Reserve protected by the Unesco.Vineyards from this area grow free from being regularly watered, apart from the natural rain fall throughout the year. Our portion of organic production increases every year.

The region covered by the vineyards belonging to our winery Bodega Vico gathers a series of factors conforming an ideal zone for refined grapes to grow and produce high quality types of tasteful wines: Geographically wise, the region is at about 700 meters above the sea level; its climate is reported extreme, very hot and dry in summer, very cold in winter, scarce annual rainfall (350 l/m2), long sunlight hours throughout the year and alluvial, ferrous-claysoils. This ensemble of singularities determine our vineyards both to limit over productions and to keep regular sustainable crops, with remarkable fruits in exceptional good shape.

Every wine-grower from the winery cultivates evenly both young and octogenarian vineyards, effortlessly different types conducting systems either ‘en vaso’ or ‘en espaldera’ and equally all types of local best varieties.

The local most common varieties of grapes are:

  • Tempranillo”, is the most popular variety of red-wine grapes grown by ourfarmers and in Rioja as a whole. In the wine-making procedure this variety provides balance in the alcoholic content, colour and acidity and a smooth, frank, fruity palate.
  • Garnacha”, is a very rustic red-wine variety traditionally grown in areas with poor soils and low rainfall. It normally provides wines with a good degree of alcohol, an attractive golden red colour and moderate acidity.
  • "Graciano", is a red-wine variety that gives the wines high acidity, an interesting aroma and a high polyphenol content, ideal for the aging process.
  • "Mazuelo", is a red-wine variety that gives our crianza wines high acidity, tannins and color stability.
  • "Viura", is a white-wine variety native to La Rioja, which produces fruity wines with high acidity and freshness.
Tempranillo

Tempranillo

Garnacha

Garnacha

Graciano

Graciano

Mazuelo

Mazuelo

Viura

Viura

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