17th century-old winery from Rioja Alavesa
The Pascal Berganzo is a 100% family artisan winery that specializes in making carbonic maceration wines along with other traditional Rioja Alavesa wines. The wineries of the family date back to the 17th century and are located in the center of Samaniego in the Rioja Alavesa. Eduardo Pascal started the new generation of winemaking the 80s and made young aromatic wines. Now, his son continues the tradition of the family and adds the Alutiz brand to honor his mother. The winery is housed with all the modern technology, and there are stainless steel tanks to ferment high-quality wines followed by proper aging of wines.
These wines are unique and rightly express the features and terroir of Rioja Alavesa.
Ideal climate and location for the cultivation of vines
The winery’s vineyards are located in the south of Alava in Samaniego that have stunning backdrops of the Sierra de Tolono and Sierra de Cantabria. The region has excellent clayey soil land along with a mild temperate climate that protects from the winds that make the region perfect for the growth and cultivation of vines. The yield is low, but the grapes are of high quality that helps in making fruity, colored unique wines.
Discover one of a kind cellar of Pascal Berganzo winery
The main grape varietals that grow at the winery are Tempranillo, Viura, White Tempranillo, Verdejo, and Garnacha. The best grapes go into the production of red, white, and rose wines. The winery cellar, Barrio de Matarredo, is located at the entry of Samaniego with 85 openings dug in the rocks created almost two hundred years ago. The interior design of the cellar is stunning and can leave anyone mesmerized by its beauty and elegance.