This will be the first of a series of interviews in this blog in which we get to know some of the winegrowers that are part of the Bodegas Sonsierra team. Here we are talking to Javier Aldama, a young geologist turned vintner. A son and grandson of vintners, Javi loves vines and has taken some of the fine photos of our vineyards that you can find on the winery's social networks – another of his passions.
With a score of 91 points for Sonsierra Tempranillo Blanco 2018, Sonsierra Crianza 2016, Sonsierra Reserva 2014 and Pagos de la Sonsierra 2014, plus a score of 92 points for Sonsierra Gran Reserva 2013, the highly respected American wine critic James Suckling has given his stamp of approval to Sonsierra’s wines and placed them among the highest-ranked wines from La Rioja.
At Prowein, Bodegas Sonsierra is presenting the new label for its 'Selección' range of young wines featuring an easy-on-the-eye image that goes back to the basics, highlighting the origin, quality and authenticity of these most refreshing wines: Sonsierra Selección Blanco (White), Sonsierra Selección Rosado (Rosé) and Sonsierra Selección Tinto (Red).
Wine and seduction have always made a great couple: a durable, solid partnership that has achieved a perfect understanding. In fact, wine is a great choice if we need a hand to create a relaxed atmosphere and let the evening flow. I think you know what I’m talking about…
Valentine’s Day is approaching, and that’s why we at Sonsierra would like to suggest a number of options to serve as suitable accompaniments on your dates – and help end the night with fireworks!
Everyone knows (and talks about) the spectacular beauty of the Sonsierra landscape in autumn, when the vine-leaves change colour and a thousand shades of yellow, ochre and red transform the season into one of the most photogenic and admired.
Surprisingly, however, the Sonsierra landscape is also at its most attractive during winter. The silhouettes of the naked vines, the fog enveloping the outline of the town of San Vicente de la Sonsierra, the crisp winter light, the clear skies, the cold north wind advancing across the Cantabrian Mountains, bringing with it a tumbling cascade of clouds that precipitate over the valley… all these ingredients combine to create images of outstanding beauty, which we invite you to enjoy.
Barely two weeks have passed since we wrapped up the 2018 harvest, and now it’s time to take stock. Although this year was one of the most difficult we can remember, due to the severe frosts of 2017 and a particularly rainy spring which led to numerous fungal attacks, today we can look back and feel extremely satisfied with the work we’ve done and the results we’ve obtained.