Consejo de la Alta – the history of the winery dates back to 1846.
Consejo de la Alta is a winery located in the famous Rioja region. The history of the winery dates back to 1846 when Don Hipolito Banuelos wrote a manuscript about the treatment, production, and quality of wines to be sold. Don Hipolito left his legacy behind as he was the start of the winery. He provided all the knowledge, innovations, and contributions under which the winery works now. In 1835, Hipolito started working alone, and by 1941, a small group of people started helping him in the vineyards. He set up his cellar for wine production in 1846. He put in a lot of effort, determination, tenacity, and hard work, which helped him discover new blends and wines that were shipped to several countries.
The winery has a vast vineyard with vines almost thirty-five years old on average.
The main grape that grows here is the Tempranillo, also they cultivate Chardonnay, Viura and some other ones
The winery has a vast vineyard with vines almost thirty-five years old on average. The soil has gravel and is clayey, along with inferior limestone that is perfect for the grape production. There are nearly four thousand vines in every hectare of land. The main grape that grows here is the Tempranillo that has very high-quality in this specific region. Apart from it, the other types found here are the Chardonnay, Viura, Garnacha, and Graciano that help in making high-quality red and white wines.
Hand harvested grapes are carefully selected before and then soaked in cold water before the fermentation
The workers handpick the best grapes and take it to the winery. They first soak the grapes in cold water before fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Ozone-sanitized oak barrels age the wines and make sure that the wine has a unique taste and aroma.