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.
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.
A year after the vineyards of the Rioja Alta and Rioja Alaves regions suffered freezing, record-breaking low temperatures, our oenologist Rafa Usoz talks to www.lomejordelvinoderioja.com about the vineyard’s incredible recovery. It’s almost a miracle, bearing in mind the pessimistic forecasts of just a few months ago.
At Bodegas Sonsierra we are in the middle of the pruning season, a task that takes place from mid-November to mid-March. Pruning is a fundamental task for the vineyard and much more so in this privileged area of La Rioja exposed to bad weather due to its location at the foot of the mountain.
Autumn is here, the star season for us to enjoy a real spectacle of colours. Throughout October, the Sonsierra landscape gradually changes colour, dressing itself in different hues: ochres, reds, yellows, browns ... Trees, shrubs ... and of course the vineyard abandons its uniform green to transform this landscape into a true feast for the senses. And if we focus on the vineyard, what colour do the vines turn in autumn?.