Bodegas Landaluce – Two Decades of Sheer Dedication
Bodegas Landaluce is a family-owned winery started in 2000 by Goyo Landaluce. It is a dynamic wine estate located in the scenic beauty of Laguardia in legendary Rioja Alavesa. The company gets grapes from 25 hectares, out of which 15 hectares are estate-owned, and works the ten hectares on lease. The latest generation of family winemakers has modernized the winery with innovative techniques while still holding on to the traditional methods.
Taste Wines from One of the Oldest Grape Plants
Bodegas Landaluce focuses on the cultivation of two unique red Rioja varieties, namely Tempranillo and Graciano. The owners also grow top-class white grapes, such as Viura and Malvasía. Around ten hectares of vineyards are 40 years old, whereas some are about 80 years old. The remaining 15 hectares have vines of an average age between 20 and 40 years old. The grapes are manually picked and then moved to the cellar in 20 kg boxes for soft pressing and fermentation.
A Wine Cellar Equipped with the Latest Machinery
The cellar consists of a rectangular hall where 22 stainless steel tanks are placed with capacities ranging from 500 to 25000 liters. These tanks are outfitted with over-pumping systems, temperature-controlled devices, and heating & cooling systems. The aging and refining processes occur in large casks and French & American oak barrels. After around 12 months, the wines are bottled within the cellar in a well-equipped bottling room. The range of wines the company delivers includes high-quality red and white wines.