DOMINIO DE BERZAL              DOCa RIOJA

 

 

 

Our winery sits among a sea of vineyards in the small town of Baños de Ebro, in the Rioja Alavesa. Rooted in hundred-year-old vines that were planted by our grandparents at the beginning of the 20th century. From vine growers, our parents also went on to produce “vino de cosechero”, and from there, with a desire to innovate, we three brothers have been handed the baton with the creation of a new wine.

Creativity and innovation

In 1999 we built the current winery, which allowed us to develop our passion for wine by also producing New wines, Crianza, Private Selection and White wines. All of these created in a very selective fashion, limiting production to grapes harvested on our 50 acres of vineyards. Of these grapes 80% is Tempranillo, 10% Viura, 5% Graciano and the remaining 5% is shared among varieties such as Mazuelo, Grenache and Malvasia. The wines that are destined for ageing, rest and mature in Bordeaux barrels of which 60% are American oak and 40% French oak.

The commitment that drives our daily work is that of continuous improvement. The wines we produce today are now better and more creative than those of yesterday, but no doubt those that see the light tomorrow will have the bar placed even higher.

 

The Wines

 

· DOMINIO DE BERZAL BLANCO

· DOMINIO DE BERZAL BLANCO FERMENTADO

. DOMINIO DE BERZAL PARCELAS

· DOMINIO DE BERZAL CRIANZA

· DOMINIO DE BERZAL SELECCIÓN PRIVADA

· DOMINIO DE BERZAL 7 VARIETALES

. DOMINIO DE BERZAL GRACIANO      

 

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DOMINIO DE BERZAL BLANCO

 

Wine with a high content of freshness and fruitiness. Its alcoholic fermentation takes place at temperatures below 15oC in order to preserve all the "primary flavours" of the Viura and Malvasia grapes, which clearly remind us of certain fruits, highlighting the range of citric fruits and assorted varieties of apple and pear.

 

Technical File 

Harvest: By hand. 

Varieties: 90% Viura and 10% Malvasia 

Alcoholic fermentation: 20 days at temperatures not exceeding 15oC

 

Vintage: 2017     

 

 

DOMINIO DE BERZAL PARCELAS

 

Made from grapes from a unique vineyard with very limited production and going back more than 50 years. Only 800 bottles of this unique white wine are produced each year.

 

Harvest: Manual.

Varieties: 100% Viura
Alcoholic Fermentation: 20 days in a cement tank at temperatures no higher than 20oC. Aged in the same cement tank for 6 months.

Tasting Notes

Colour: Light yellow with some green hues, bright and very clean.
Nose: Floral, citric nuances with mineral hints reminiscent of their “Terroir” inherent in vinos de pago (single-estate wines).

Palate: Full-bodied at the start, with a glycerine taste. Citric nuances come to the fore mid-palate, accompanied by a mild creamy texture. e a ertaste is long and persistent. 

 

Vintage: 2016

 

 

DOMINIO DE BERZAL BLANCO 

 

Made of grapes from a unique vineyard with limited production and over 50 years old. Only 1,000 bottles
of this unique white wine are created each year. A er fermentation, it is aged in new oak barrels for 5 months.

 

Harvest: Manual.
Varieties: 90% Viura and 10% Malvasia.
Alcoholic Fermentation: 15 days in a new French oak barrel at temperatures no higher than 20oC. Barrel aged in the same barrels for 5 month.

Tasting Note

Colour: Light yellow with some green re ections, brilliant and very clean.
Nose: Floral notes, honey, citric and sweet fruits with light toasted touches typical of good crianza.

Palate: e wine presents itself on the palate of medium body and well balanced. is is followed by ne citric tones on the mid-palate, along with a light taste of new wood. e a ertaste is long-lasting and persistent. 

 

Vintage: 2016 SOLD OUT

NEXT VINTAGE: 2017 Available in October 2017

 

 

DOMINIO DE BERZAL MACERACIÓN CARBÓNICA

 

Created by means of the Carbonic Maceration method: The grape cluster is introduced whole into the tank without separating the fruit from the stalk. It is fermented at a controlled temperature of 26 o C and after a few days the pressing process is performed, the liquid from the pressing along with the must from the tank continue to ferment. One of the secrets of this type of wine consists in using a minimum percentage of the Viura variety (white) mixed with Tempranillo in a greater percent to develop the maximum fruitiness and expressiveness that are characteristic of this type of wine.

 

Technical File 

       

Harvest: By hand. 

Varieties: 92% Tempranillo and 8% Viura. 

Method of production: Carbonic maceration.

Alcoholic fermentation: 10 days at temperatures not exceeding 26oC 

Malolactic Fermentation: In stainless vat.

Vintage: 2017

 

 

 

 

 

DOMINIO DE BERZAL CRIANZA

 

Year after year, one of the Rioja’s most appreciated Crianzas by the most influential Guides and critics. Grape from various vineyards older than 40 years and a highly controlled and selective viniculture to ensure that the fruit is of maximum quality. The use of Tempranillo and Graciano varieties and aging in selected new and semi-new American and French oak estow exceptional quality on this Crianza.

 

Technical file

Varieties: 95% Tempranillo and 5% Graciano 

Harvest: By hand. 

Method: Destemming. 

Alcoholic fermentation: 12 days at temperatures not exceeding 30o C 

Malolactic Fermentation: In stainless vat.

Ageing: 12 months in 60% American oak barrels and 40% French oak.

Vintage: 2014

 

 

 

DOMINIO DE BERZAL SELECCION PRIVADA

 

Careful selection of grapes from three vineyards older than 70 years; their altitude, soil, orientation and development of meticulous viticulture set the yield of these vineyards at less than 2,500 kg/ha. The quality of these grapevines is fully expressed in this 100% Tempranillo wine, which we only produce in those years when the quality of the grape is extraordinary. It is produced in a vat equipped with a hydraulic "Pisage" system in which the technology helps to improve the product. The wine is aged in barrels from a selection of extra fine grain French oak.

 

Technical File 

 

Varieties: 100% Tempranillo. 

Harvest: By hand. Method: Destemming 

Alcoholic fermentation: 12 days at temperatures not exceeding 30o C 

Malolactic Fermentation: In new French oak barrels.

Ageing: 17 months in French oak barrels.

Vintage: 2014

 

 

 

DOMINIO DE BERZAL 7 VARIETALES 

 

Of limited production, the 1,000 bottles per year of this wine contain a mix, in equal amounts, of varieties as varied as Maturana, Graciano, Garnacha, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet

Sauvignon and Prieto Picudo. All of these come from an experimental plot located on our vineyard. Ageing in new extra-fine grain French oak ensures that this is a complex wine and, above all, unlike conventional wines.

 

Technical File

Varieties: Maturana, Graciano, Garnacha, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Prieto Picudo.

Harvest: By hand. 

Method: Destemming. 

Alcoholic fermentation: 12 days at temperatures not exceeding 30o C 

Malolactic Fermentation: In new French oak barrels.

Ageing: 17 months in French oak barrels.

Vintage: 2015

DOMINIO DE BERZAL GRACIAS

 

This is is a single variety wine made with the graciano grape; a rare, unique grape with which we seek an exceptional wine; a demanding grape that requires meticulous work in the vineyard for an excellent balance.

 

Vintage: Manual Variety: Graciano Method: Destemming

Alcoholic Fermentation: In French oak barrels of 500 l with 5 days of cold maceration. “oxo line” method. A er the alcoholic fermentation the wine is drained and retur- ned to the barrel for malolactic fermentation.

Ageing: 8 months in French oak barrels.

 

Tasting Note

Colour: Intense cherry red, with great depth of colour and a young and lively edge.

Nose: Before swirling the glass, one appreciates nuances of dark berries, blackberries, currants, red and black cherries. Moving the glass brings out intermingled arid nuances of pink grapefruit, savoury liquorice and a light background of fresh herbs.

Palate: e initial sensation is fresh and lively, marked by the aromas of the dark berries, with a subtle touch of blac- kcurrant. e mid-palate is smooth, marked by the cha- racteristic nuances of graciano of citric acidity and a light background of herbs, with mild, elegant tannins, with an a er-taste of freshness and a subtle toasted touch that is reminiscent of bitter chocolate. 

Vintage: 2016