LEGACY - WINERY
LUIS SAENZ wines are elaborated with grapes from an area called El CASTILLO, located in El Cortijo, in the heart of La Rioja Alta.
Surrounding this castle, defensive tower of the depression of the Ebro River, are our century-old vineyards, from where the Sierra Cantabria is dominated, with its peculiar León Dormido Mountain.
In these poor, clay-calcareous lands, our grandfather planted this beautiful vineyard "EL CASTILLO" at the beginning of the last century, one of the oldest vineyards on our property and, possibly, of the entire Rioja Denomination of Origin.
Currently, this legacy, in the hands of the Sáenz Family, is traditionally cared for and cultivated to obtain the highest quality and to elaborate our wines with its own personality and name: LUIS SAENZ.
LUIS JUAN SAENZ defines himself as a winegrower aware of the fact that his work culminates and is rewarded in obtaining these great wines that bear the family name of this legacy: LUIS SAENZ, from our grandfather to our days; joining tradition, culture and innovation.
Our vineyards are located in an area of recognized winemaking tradition of La Rioja Alta: El Cortijo.
The subsoil has a very special feature: its clay-calcareous composition.
This characteristic is extraordinary for the crop, offering grain production and small clusters that allow to obtain wines of excellent quality.
It is a privileged area due to the confluence of the Mediterranean, Cantabrian and Atlantic winds.
The extreme winters and the hot summers favour the production of high quality grapes with which we make our wines LUIS SAENZ.
The vineyard, due to its age and characteristics, has become the fundamental basis for obtaining the best Rioja wines.
At 600 meters above sea level, we find our centenary vineyards planted on mountain slopes and cultivated, in glass -goblet system-, in the traditional style.
To preserve the typicity of our vineyards, we perform our own manual grafting on land.
The land, the climate and the type of cultivation make our production limited and select.
This is how we made our LUIS SAENZ wines, characterized by their high expression in aroma, colour and elegance.
Our ancestors founded this family winery, where we elaborate the grapes of these centenary vineyards, joining tradition and innovation
Our LUIS SAENZ wines are aged in new barrels at the winery, at a controlled temperature in a natural way.
Tel: +34 605 208 743
Luis Juan Sáenz
OENOLOGIST & WINEGROWER
Tel: +34 605 208 743
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