Grapes are co-planted in the highest part, mostly Viura, Garnacha Blanca, Malvasía, Torrontes, Calagraño and in the lowest part of the vineyard, Tempranillo. The predominant soil is alluvial with clay and limestone soil. Closet o Atlantic Ocean.
Age of vines: 45 years old
Vinification: Grapes are hand-picked // The wine rests in stainless steel vats between 7 to 8 months. Bodegas Moraza has been in the Moraza family for six generations, but it was when Janire Moraza convinced her father and uncle to convert their 18 hectares of land to organic farming techniques that things got truly interesting.
Today, the varietal wines produced by Janire and Patricio come from vines located amid thriving biodiversity in San Vicente de la Sonsierra, Rioja Alta.
Unlike many modern Riojas, tailored to an international market, Bodegas Moraza uses purely traditional methods, resulting in fresh, oak less and authentic characteristics. Rather than mix grapes from different estates to produce the familiar taste of conventional Rioja, the wines are the result of the complexity of the terroir. The local Rioja vines are highly sensitive to their environment, affected by factors such as climate, altitude, local biodiversity and levels of sunlight. This means that the delicate balance between these factors can lead to different expressions in the wines themselves.