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Bodegas Azpillago Urarte El Pago Tinto
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Bodegas Azpillaga

Bodegas Azpillago Urarte El Pago Tinto

Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Grape:  Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano, Viura
Colour: Red
Bottle Size: 75cl
Alcohol: 14.00%
Vintage: 2016
Organic

Azpillaga Urarte is a family-run winery in Lanciego in the Alavesa region of Rioja, tucked up against the foothills of the Sierra Cantabria.  It was founded in 1989.  Eduardo took over in 2001 and began to phase out all pesticides and chemicals.

He prefers to describe his philosophy as ‘regenerative’ rather than organic.  Indeed, Eduardo and his brother Ignacio’s vision is to fully restore the natural ecosystem to increase yields, reduce costs, increase resilience to climate fluctuations, create employment and unite the community to restore the soil back to that which took nature 300 years to create! Grass between the rows, encouragement of natural pest-control, biodiversity and biodynamic principles all reflect and contribute to their philosophy.  

The classic Riojan varieties keep the boys busy with the majority of their 12 hectares taken up with Tempranillo then Garnacha Blanca, Garnacha Tinta, Graciano and Viura in support. 

Carbonic Maceration (the traditional production method in the area) is the method they use during vinification, without added yeasts.  Maceration stretches across 2-3 weeks and is then left to stabilise for a few months in tanks.

PRODUCER NOTES

Azpillaga Urarte is a family-run winery in Lanciego in the Alavesa region of Rioja, tucked up against the foothills of the Sierra Cantabria.  It was founded in 1989.  Eduardo took over in 2001 and began to phase out all pesticides and chemicals.

He prefers to describe his philosophy as ‘regenerative’ rather than organic.  Indeed, Eduardo and his brother Ignacio’s vision is to fully restore the natural ecosystem to increase yields, reduce costs, increase resilience to climate fluctuations, create employment and unite the community to restore the soil back to that which took nature 300 years to create! Grass between the rows, encouragement of natural pest-control, biodiversity and biodynamic principles all reflect and contribute to their philosophy.  

The classic Riojan varieties keep the boys busy with the majority of their 12 hectares taken up with Tempranillo then Garnacha Blanca, Garnacha Tinta, Graciano and Viura in support. 

FARMING & WINEMAKING NOTES

Carbonic Maceration (the traditional production method in the area) is the method they use during vinification, without added yeasts.  Maceration stretches across 2-3 weeks and is then left to stabilise for a few months in tanks.