Bodegas Iturria – Located in San Román de Hornija, Valladolid
Xavier Iturria studied Enology and Viticulture in Bordeaux and arrived in Spain in 1999. He gained experience working in several important wineries in Ribera de Duero, Rioja, and Toro and with all the experience, he decided to open his own winery, Bodegas Iturria. The winery is located in San Román de Hornija municipality in the province of Valladolid.
The vineyards of Bodegas Iturria are located at an altitude of 700 meters, with ungrafted vines between 20 to 60 years old.
Grape Varieties at the Winery Include Toro Tinta and Garnacha
The vineyards of Bodegas Iturria Winery are located in Morales de Toro at an altitude of 700 meters, and the vines are from 20 to 60 years old and ungrafted. The vineyard covers an area of 5 hectares in clay, lime, and sandy soil. The varieties of grape which are cultivated here are Toro Tinta and Garnacha. They do not use any herbicides in the fields and care about the land to ensure sustainability. The grapes are hand-harvested and transported gently to the winery for processing. Bodegas Iturria uses only native yeast from the vineyard for fermentation which they believe produces superior red wines.
Storage in French Oak Barrels for Malolactic Fermentation and Aging
Bodegas Iturria Winery’s red wines are stored in French oak barrels for the malolactic fermentation process and further aging. The wines are classified under DO Toro. Toro wines have been around for centuries and generally regarded as some of the best wines. Despite ancient winemaking roots, the appellation was only granted status in Spanish Wine Law in 1987.
You can learn all about the wines and winemaking process when you visit the winery. Bodegas Iturria is a beautiful property with friendly staff and of course the opportuntiy to taste their amazing wines.