Logroño - Rioja - Spain
In 1882 Felipe Ugalde had a dream. He wanted to use the knowledge which he had learned from the French winemakers that visited Rioja at the end of the XIX Century to make unique, innovative, high quality wines. A place where he could make his own vision of Rioja wines by combining the region’s traditional methods with the French techniques. Wines made with care for the vineyard and the environment. He created Bodega Felipe Ugalde which eventually became Bodega Rioja Vega.
The Rioja Vega Reserva 2015 is an award winner. The grapes are sourced from vineyards planted over 30 years ago close to the winery. Average altitude 400 m.
The soils are clay – silt – loam based with an abundance of pebble stones, which favour the quality of the tannins in the wines, increasing their ageing potential. Ageing is made two years in American oak barrels, followed by at least one years ageing in the bottle.