D.O.Ca. Rioja (La Rioja)
La Vicalanda Reserva is a red wine from the appellation of origin (D.O) La Rioja produced by the winery Bodegas Bilbaínas. The wine is a monovarietal from Tempranillo.
The grape originates from the best vineyards in the region, located only 2km away from the winery.
The soils from which La Vicalanda reserve is born from are calcareous and stony. The fields are low yielding but high in quality.
The vineyards are planted using sustainable agricultures practices.
At the moment of harvest, the grapes have reached an optimum stage of ripening and are then destemmed and pressed. La Vicalanda Reserva is macerated for 3 weeks at a temperature of 28ºC.
The wine is subsequently fermented (alcohol and malolactic) after which the must is racked to purify the lees and then enters the barrel.
La Vicalanda Reserva rests for 14 months in new Bordeaux oak French barrels from Allier. During the ageing process the wine is racked 3 times.
La Vicalanda Reserva, before being sold, the wine is aged for an additional 24 months in the bottle.
Bodegas Bilbaínas, is the oldest bottling company in La Rioja, it is owned by a group of different businesses: Viña Zaco, Viña Pomal and La Vicalanda.