With its unique soils and microclimate, Rioja Alta is regarded as a producer of high quality wines that are more “old world” in style. At higher elevations, Rioja Alta sees a shorter growing season which produces brighter fruit flavours and results in wine that has a lighter body but is fresh and juicy on the palate. In Consejo de la Alta we have 235 hectares of vineyards planted with carefully selected, old vines of indigenous grape varieties – mainly Tempranillo, but also some Graciano and Mazuelo.
Grape quality is at the focus of our activity. We use harvesting methods that ensure the gentle transportation and treatment of the grape, along wine good winemaking practices that involve temperature-controlled fermentation and a continuous pump-over system that allows us to extract maximum colour and body. The quality of the French and American oak used in our 2,500 casks is the foundation of our ageing and adds flavour, elegance and complexity to our oak-aged wines. This is a collection of wines for wine-lovers: Fermina Daza is the protagonist of the story “Love in the Time of Cholera” a timeless classic that evokes passion, just like the wine itself.