Bodegas y Viñedos Ilurce

Rio Mazos

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Denominacion de Origen

D.O.Ca. Rioja

Location

The winery is located in Alfaro in the heart of Rioja Baja.

Varietal

100% Graciano

Vineyards

Two estate owned goblet vineyards planted in 1902 and 1904 on gravelly alluvial soils with limestone deposits.

Year(s) Planted

1930

Viticulture

Sustainable viticulture. Head trained vines that are dry farmed and cared for without the use of harmful fungicides, pesticides, or herbicides.

Soils

Alluvial soils deposited by the Ebro River.

Climate

Mediterranean

Winemaking

The bunches are destemmed and the whole berries ferment in open top concrete vats with light remontage. Malolactic takes place in barrique.

Aging

12 months in 100% French oak barrels.

Comments

Rio Mazos is a unique expression of 100% Graciano - a variety that is typically used to improve the blends of high end wines from Rioja. Ilurce is one of the pioneering wineries to vinify 100% Graciano that is price accessible, and the wine Rio Mazos is their ultimate expression of Graciano from old proprietary vineyards planted by the Escudero family in 1930.