Viña Gena Viñedo Singular


Denominacion de Origen

D.O.Ca. Rioja


Laserna, a small village located on the Ebro River in the municipality of Laguardia, in the province of Álava. Rioja Alavesa sub-zone.


100% Tempranillo


Finca San Rafael, owned and cultivated by the Villota family since the 1930’s. The vineyard is distributed on three terraces that slope gently towards the Ebro River. The Viña Gena Viñedo Singular is planted on the lower terrace, on the banks of the river.

Year(s) Planted



Traditional dry-farmed manual viticulture, without the use of systemic herbicides, fungicides, pesticides, or fertilizers. Vines cultivated primarily “en vaso” or goblet style head trained vines.


The Viña Gena parcel is sandier in texture with a lower percentage of limestone, due to its proximity on the banks of the river. The family believes this soil make up results in a fresher, more elegant wine with finer tannins.


Continental Mediterranean, with a slight Atlantic influence which is moderated by the Sierra de Cantabria. Average annual temperature is 13.8 C (56.8 F) and annual rainfall is around 500 l/m2.


The bunches are destemmed and the berries sorted before spontaneous fermentation in concrete tanks with temperature control, remontage, and delestage. Total fermentation and maceration lasts 18 days. MLF in French puncheon.


14 months in 500L French oak puncheon (50% new) followed by three months in concrete tanks.


Viñas del Lentisco – Villota is owned, operated, and founded by Carmen Pérez-Garrigues and her father Ricardo Pérez- Villota, the fourth and third generations of the Pérez-Villota family, a line of growers that have been rooted to the San Rafael estate in Laserna, Laguardia on a meander of the Ebro River since 1930. In 1973, the Villota family cofounded Viñedos del Contino, Rioja's first single estate winery with CVNE. The partnernship lasted until 2013, when the Villota family broke off, taking the historic family estate with them, and founded their own winery under the Villota brand on this historic plot of land.