The Marqués de Vargas vineyards cover 60 hectares and are divided into 32 plots, with red grape varieties typical to La Rioja such as Tempranillo, Garnacha, Mazuelo, Graciano and Maturana. The vines are grown without the use of herbicides nor pesticides.
Throughout the year the vines are cared for as if they were a garden; they are pruned and grapes are removed at the “veraison” to increase the quality of the harvest. At harvest time, the grapes are collected by plots and the bunches arrive at the winery barely minutes after being picked by hand.
A yield of between 4,000 and 5,000 kilos is produced per hectare. We start to produce our wines at the very moment the grapes are hand-picked. Our “Cuverie” is designed with different sizes and materials of the vats and tanks (oak wood, cement and stainless steel). This means that we can separately vinify each of the 32 plots and then mature the wines in French and to a lesser extend American oak barrels. We were also pioneers in Spain in the use of Seguin Moreau Russian oak barrels from the Caucasus.
We produce beautiful ageing wines, Reserva and Gran Reserva wines that are racked naturally, without filtering, which age for several years in bottle before being released into the market.