Proelio Viñedos Viejos

PROELIO VIÑEDOS VIEJOS

Garnacha from 80-year-old vines and very old clones, grown of small vineyards in the Alto Najerilla region with clay-ferrous soils in Cárdenas.

A structured, complex and aromatic red laden with dark fruit notes, which are characteristic of how Garnacha ripens in these soils. Unctuous, silky and complex.

DENOMINATION OF ORIGIN:
DOC Rioja

VINEYARD AREA:
The vineyards are located in the Alto Najerilla subzone, in the municipalities of Cárdenas and Badarán at an average altitude of 600 meters. Very old vineyards with high density of plantation and distributed in small vineyards.

VINEYARDS
CARDENAS: Sobre Palacio, Camino Real, Senda de Haro, Valdechuecas, La Lomba. BADARÁN: Pernales, Aventines, Valdeponzas, Arijos, El Hombo, Robrecillos, Via Cardenas.

VINE AGE
Over 60 years old, 100% head-pruned vineyards.

SOILS
Very deep calcareous clay soils with an important ferrous component, with rocky components of colluvial origin on the surface and with more clay as we descend to the mother rock of sandy limestone origin, partially degraded and rising by capillarity.

VARIETIES
100% Garnacha wine, a selection of old clones from the area.

ELABORATION
Manual harvest in 18 kg boxes, fermentation with its native yeasts in wooden vats with a percentage of 30% with stems. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in wooden vats.

AGEING
Ageing in 40 HL French oak vats and 30 HL oval casks over 12 months.

ALCOHOL
14,5%.

“Very pretty, old-vine garnacha with dried strawberry, light vanilla and some floral undertones, such as roses. It’s medium-to full-bodied, layered and firm. Fresh finish. Drink now.”

James Suckling – 92 points

La Asperilla,
our battlefield
One of our most significant estates is La Asperilla, a territory that has a sentimental significance for the winery. We look for unexplored lands to obtain different wines, and here, in the soil on which La Asperilla is based, legend has it that, like all of them, it has some reality and always a little imagination, that it was where the battle of Clavijo was fought, a battle that pitted King Ramiro I of Asturias against the Muslims, and that, in reality, could be a mixture of stories from various battles.

But the importance of this estate for us is that it is here that we decided to bet on the red wines of Rioja, where we began to dream of making unique red wines that speak of that landscape at the foot of the Castle of Clavijo.
The elaboration seen
in another way
Proelio's personality comes from the terroir; the character is refined in the winery. A simple space that is perfectly integrated into its natural environment. Large windows on the walls, which allow for work in which hardly any artificial light is used and therefore, a very environmentally friendly architecture.

We only use oak vats, where extractions are carried out in the most respectful way by means of punching. Subsequently in traditional barrels to progressively increase the capacity of the tanks, until ending up in 2,000 litre casks. For the final assembly, the concrete tanks are reserved where the wine ends its journey.

La Asperilla,
our battlefield
One of our most significant estates is La Asperilla, a territory that has a sentimental significance for the winery. We look for unexplored lands to obtain different wines, and here, in the soil on which La Asperilla is based, legend has it that, like all of them, it has some reality and always a little imagination, that it was where the battle of Clavijo was fought, a battle that pitted King Ramiro I of Asturias against the Muslims, and that, in reality, could be a mixture of stories from various battles.
But the importance of this estate for us is that it is here that we decided to bet on the red wines of Rioja, where we began to dream of making unique red wines that speak of that landscape at the foot of the Castle of Clavijo.
The elaboration seen
in another way
Proelio's personality comes from the terroir; the character is refined in the winery. A simple space that is perfectly integrated into its natural environment. Large windows on the walls, which allow for work in which hardly any artificial light is used and therefore, a very environmentally friendly architecture.
We only use oak vats, where extractions are carried out in the most respectful way by means of punching. Subsequently in traditional barrels to progressively increase the capacity of the tanks, until ending up in 2,000 litre casks. For the final assembly, the concrete tanks are reserved where the wine ends its journey.

Wine tourism

Contact

Diseminado Nalda, 333, 26190, La Rioja

941 44 72 07 | Fax: 941 49 00 86

info@palaciosvinosdefinca.com

Monday to Thursday
9:00h. a 17:00h.
Firday: 09:00h. a 14:00h.