Appellation: Rioja, Spain
Bodegas Beronia is situated in Ollauri, in the Rioja Alta. The winery is named after the “Berones,” a group of people who inhabited the land int he third century BC, and i has been owned by the Gonzalez Byass group since 1982. Its majestic tower commands a sweeping view of the estate’s 55-year-old vineyards, where the best Tempranillo, Graciano, Garnacha, and Viura grape varieties are grown.
Beronia has made its name from quality wines that reflect the soil’s unique characteristics. Its enologist, Matías Calleja, explains the secret behind their success: “A balance between cutting-edge technology and traditional wine-making methods.”
The Tempranillo grapes are selected from specially selected parcels of vines grown in the calcareous clay soil of the Rioja Alta. As with all the Beronia vineyards, the use of chemicals is kept to a minimum.
The 2008 harvest was classified by the Regulatory Council as “Very Good.”
Specially selected Tempranillo grapes ferment in temperature-controlled tanks for 14 days to obtain good extraction of color and tannins. After six more days of maceration, the wine is moved to a new or second use mixed American and French oak barrels where it spends six months.
Marron red with cherry tones.
Profound on the nose with rich notes of mature red fruits and liquorice on a base of spice.
Sweet and very fruity on the palate.
Round and velvety with volume and long aftertaste.