Bodegas Puelles Winery, Located in Abalos in the La Rioja Region
Bodegas Puelles is a winery located in Abalos in the La Rioja region. The Puelles Family transformed and enlarged the Molino estate into a modern winery next to the seventeenth-century mill they acquired in 1844. Bodegas Puelles Winery works hard to achieve the best-quality wines in this well respected Spanish region.
Bodegas Puelles Winery uses ecological viticultural methods and do not use any fertilizers or pesticides in their vineyards.
Vines Five Hundred to Six Hundred Meters above Sea Level
The winemakers at the winery believe in preserving the environment and soil so that the quality of grapes remains high. Their ecological vineyard practices do not use any fertilizers or pesticides. The wines expresse the quality of the region and its soil. The soil is clay based with some limestone content perfect for vine cultivation. Vineyards exist at the height of five hundred to six hundred meters above sea level.
Influence of the River and Gentle Processing at Bodegas Puelles Winery
The Ebro River is located near the winery so an adequate amount of sunshine and ventilation for the proper growth of the grapes exists. A systematic destemming is carried out and large fermenters are used for better control over the process. The winery uses a pneumatic press for the gentle pressing of the grapes. The river provides a natural way of cooling. Aging of wine takes place in both French and American barrels in the underground cellar. The humidity and temperature are perfect for the process and give a pleasant aroma and taste to the wines. One can feel an Atlantic influence in the wines.
Some of the main grape varieties grown are Tempranillo, Viura, and Garnacho
The main varieties of grapes that grow at Bodegas Puelles Winery are the Tempranillo, Viura, Garnacho, Graciano, and Mazuelo that makes their famous red and white wines.