Bodegas Aldonia – VME Rioja 2013
Bodegas Aldonia is a family-run winery located on the Camino de Santiago in Navarrete. At an altitude of 800 metres, the estate takes its name from the derivation of “La Dona”, one of the family’s noblest vineyards, and “La Dama,” another superior land plot. Initially influenced by Bordeaux winemaking techniques in the early 20th century, today the estate is run by the 4th generation of winemakers, Ivàn and Mario Santos. Since 2006, the brothers have embarked on creating their own style of wine, based on ancestral tradition, and focusing vineyard work done by hand and the utmost respect for the grape. As such, they do not follow the conventional categories, instead choosing to maintain the essence and elegance of the Rioja terroir.