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Written by Piero Pardini


Founded on January 3, 1961 and inaugurated on May 15, 1962, Sonsierra has an ancient tradition that is totally defined by the territory.
The name Sonsierra Rioja means “under the mountains”. Here, the vineyards have designed excellent natural, historical and cultural landscapes.
In the heart of the D.O.Ca. Rioja, Sonsierra is the region that has historically enjoyed the greatest fame in the denomination for the quality of its wines. With a unique microclimate and terroir, it is an area where Tempranillo performs in a special way.
The vineyards are located on undulating reliefs, in small plots and terraces ranging from 420 meters in the lower area of the Ebro River to 770 meters at the foot of the Sierra de Cantabria. Different altitudes behave differently when faced with rainfall and temperatures, which ensures magnificent ripeness in at least two-thirds of the vineyards, even in years of extreme weather conditions, thus offering consistency in the quality and personality of the wines obtained vintage after vintage. Only the native and most characteristic varieties of Rioja are cultivated in these lands: Tempranillo (in the red varieties) and Viura (in the white varieties).
The Sonsierra Cooperative has vineyards that stand out for their age and quality. Younger vines with an average age of over 20 years, 150 hectares of old vines, between 30 and 130 years old.

Labels reviewed
Crianza 2019
Reserva 2017

Paseo de Logroño 3
26338 San Vicente de la Sonsierra – SPAIN
Phone +34 941 334 031

About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor of "The Wolf Post", Italian based International digital wine platform.
Freelance Journalist.
Wine critic and Sommelier.
He has also written about sports and technology for some specialized magazines.
Co-author of the authorized biography "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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