Heras Cordón Winery located in Rioja Alavesa
Enhancing the brilliance of the lush countryside, the Heras Cordón Winery is located in La Puebla de LaBarca, in lovely the subregion of Alavesa in Rioja. Expressing the rich soil of the region, the grapes of Heras Cordón Winery are cultivated within the two subregions – Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa.
The history of Heras Cordón Winery dates back to the 19th century when the tradition of crafting excellent Rioja wines began.
Three Brothers of the Cordón Family Managing the Winery
The history of Heras Cordón dates back to the 19th century. Initially, the production volume was sufficient for local sales, which was halted during the Civil War. After the war, the winery started producing its famous red wines in bulk, along with the advancement in the cellar. Today, the winery is equipped with modern machinery and innovative winemaking techniques, respecting the traditional methods. Three brothers of the Cordón Family handle the management of the winery at present creating excellent aged red wines .
Tempranillo, Graciano, and Mazuelo Grape Varieties Reign on High
At Heras Cordón Winery, the owners focus on controlling the quality of three main varieties, Tempranillo, Graciano, and Mazuelo, all important to the region of Rioja. The vineyards of Heras Cordón are cultivated, dotted throughout splendid landscapes of forest and stretching over an area of 50 hectares. More land has recently been acquired by the Cordón Family, accounting for 60 hectares, on which local winegrowers grow excellent grapes. The company is a certified producer of red wines made under the DO Rioja de Grandes Añadas labels.
For maturation and refining, the owners keep their wines in wooden oak barrels, primarily of French origin, stretching 10 meters deep in the underground cellar. Preserving the historical architecture, the wine cellar, which was a monastery initially, has been restored to give a warm welcome to guests.