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Why is ‘El Manao’ a singular vineyard?

30/10/2019 - Published in: In the vineyard

Nine of our wines are destined to form part of the highest wine quality category of Rioja, wines originating from ‘Singular Vineyards’. Our winery has nine plots, which due to their special characteristics, have obtained this certification. One of them is ‘El Manao’. 

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2019, a vintage that invites you to dream

17/10/2019 - Published in: In the vineyard

From the winemaking department of the winery they tell us how this vintage has been 2019, a vintage in which we have collected some exceptional grapes and that makes us dream of great wines for our winery.

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03/09/2019 - Published in: In the vineyard

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.

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The decisive moment

18/07/2019 - Published in: In the vineyard

We are now well into the summer season, and in today’s blog we are going to talk about setting, and we are not talking about desserts, but about a crucial moment of the vegetative cycle that is going to largely determine the size of the coming harvest.

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2018 HARVEST: satisfaction with a job well done

17/11/2018 - Published in: In the vineyard

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.

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28/06/2018 - Published in: In the vineyard

At Sonsierra, we’re closely monitoring the flowering process in our vineyards. Flowering is one of the most critical stages in the vine’s growth cycle, as it will determine the size (and to a certain extent the quality) of the next harvest.

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The vineyard's spectacular recovery

03/05/2018 - Published in: In the vineyard

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 about the vineyard’s incredible recovery. It’s almost a miracle, bearing in mind the pessimistic forecasts of just a few months ago.

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19/04/2018 - Published in: In the vineyard

Our viticulturists are like doctors who specialise in vine health. Here we have a clear and rather interesting example of a vine that is over 50 years old and has been damaged by the fungal diseases Esca and Eutypa dieback, and a subsequent attack by termites.

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Our viticulturists.. the architects of the vineyard

23/01/2018 - Published in: In the vineyard

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.




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23/10/2017 - Published in: In the vineyard

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?.



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