At Bodegas BAIGORRI, the force of gravity drives the wine elaborating process. Built 35 meters underground, the winery uses the most rigorous methods selecting grapes by hand, harnessing gravity and avoiding the use of hoppers, pumps or mechanical methods of any kind that might damage the grape or the wine. The winery, as much a work of art as the wines it produces, is one of the landmark buildings in Rioja Alavesa. A glass box, empty so as to emphasize the environment, emerges from the soil and welcomes the visitor showing the surrounding vineyards in all their splendour.
Decanter, one of the leading wine magazines in the world, distributed in over 90 countries, has given the 2011 Dominio de Campo Viejo 95 points in a special Premium red Rioja panel tasting published in its March 2017 issue. The score evinces the quality of this wine with more than 14 months’ ageing which reflects the spirit of Rioja from its origins. It was rated as “exceptional” by the tasting panel.
Bodegas Riojanas again earned recognition from experts in international competitions; Mundus Vini and Berliner Wine Trophy.
Monte Real Gran Reserva 1998 from Bodegas Riojanas won the top prize (Gold Medal and Best of Show) in the Gran Reserva category in the prestigious Mundus Vini competition. This recognition comes on the wake of the two silver medals given to the Monte Real Reserva 2012 and Monte Real Crianza Tempranillo 2014 at the same event, and the gold medal received by the Monte Real Reserva de Familia 2012 at the Berliner Wine Trophy competition.
The Control Board of the D.O.Ca. Rioja has awarded an official rating of ‘Very Good’ to the 2016 Rioja vintage. Good progress throughout the growing cycle offered highly-satisfactory results both in terms of quality and quantity. Certified production amounted to 315.57 million litres. The most outstanding qualities of this vintage are the great balance between acidity and alcohol, the wines' aromatic quality and their excellent phenolic ripeness, which provides them with great depth and persistence