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BACK TO SCHOOL WITH TOP WINES FOR AUTUMN

05/10/2016 - Published in: What to drink

The end of the suffocating heat and the arrival of shorter days and cooler temperatures encourage us to seek out not only warmer sweaters, but also new wines that can help us savour the pleasures of autumn life.

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THE 2016 HARVEST IS HERE

05/10/2016 - Published in: In the vineyard

At Sonsierra we’re entering the most hectic, critical and emotional time of the year: the harvest. Now that the weather has played its part and the grapes have reached the ideal point of ripeness, the most decisive part of the year can finally begin.

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PHOTO GALLERY: AUTUMN AT SONSIERRA: A UNIQUE SPECTACLE

05/10/2016 - Published in: Discovering the Sonsierra

Without a doubt, the photogenic landscape of Sonsierra reaches its zenith of beauty during autumn. The season brings to the fields and vineyards a palette of colours full of subtlety, from reds of all kinds through to the deepest ochre, creating scenes of a truly postcard-worthy nature.

 

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NEW SCORES AND AWARDS FOR OUR WINES

05/10/2016 - Published in: Awards

We recently found out the new scores for Rioja wines awarded by Luis Gutiérrez, who is the taster of Spanish wines for Wine Advocate, the famous publication founded by Robert Parker. We add now 7 new medals obtained by our wines at the prestigious AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge.

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Perfume de Sonsierra 2013, aromas of the Sonsierra landscape

26/09/2016 - Published in: What to drink

From amidst the eighty-year-old vines of the unique La Nava vineyard, which boasts a truly exceptional setting, our oenologist Rafa Usoz presents the latest vintage of Perfume de Sonsierra, recently valued with 91 Parker points.

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Parker wine taster in Spain seduced by Perfume de Sonsierra and Sonsierra Gran Reserva

14/09/2016 - Published in: Awards

The magazine founded by Robert Parker places our wines with 90 and 91 points among those best valued.

 

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Preparing the vineyard for the harvest

19/08/2016 - Published in: In the vineyard

During the summer, a time when many people are on holiday, there’s a lot of pruning work to be done in the vineyard. The chief aim is to balance the yield of the vines so that the harvest is of the very highest quality.

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New Sonsierra Tempranillo White

17/06/2016 - Published in: What to drink

Continuing with the philosophy of producing singular wines which are deeply-rooted in the region and possessed of a clear identity, Sonsierra is launching its first vintage Tempranillo White. A limited edition wine, aged in wood over lees and produced from a variety arising from an 'albinism' mutation of Tempranillo Red which - thanks to perfectly adapting to the soil in Sonsierra and its particular characteristics - is promising to shower us with great whites.

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Old hopes, new dreams

03/06/2016 - Published in: Learning about wines

Bodegas Sonsierra have always tried to provide a little constructive criticism to help the development and modernisation of the Rioja Qualified Designation of Origin. So we are pleased that a suggestion made years ago is finally going to be discussed. Thus, we welcome all those clamouring for a change that is now pressing, given the current market situation.

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El Manao

23/05/2016 - Published in: In the vineyard

We would like to introduce you to one of our most iconic and spectacular plots of land: El Manao, which is home to vines that are almost 70 years old and forms part of our old-growth vineyard. Its impressive vines can reach more than 1.5 metres in height when they have been pruned of vegetation.

In vineyards like El Manao we are able to grow grapes of exceptional quality due to the development of the plants’ roots, which have spread throughout the subsoil over the years and are able to overcome situations in which there is an excess or lack of water. 

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