Heras Cordon winery located in Rioja Alavesa DO appellation of Spain
Enhancing the brilliance of the lush countryside, the Heras Cordón winery is located in La Puebla de LaBarca, in the Rioja Alavesa DO appellation of Spain. Expressing the terroirs and soils, the grapes are cultivated between two sub-zones – Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa.
The history of Heras Cordón dates back to the 19th century
Three brothers of the Cordón family are handling the management of the winery nowadays.
The history of Heras Cordón dates back to the 19th century. Initially, the production 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 innovating winemaking techniques, respecting the traditional methods. Three brothers of the Cordón family handles the management of the winery at present.
Three main grape varieties, Tempranillo, Graciano, and Mazuelo
At Heras Cordón, the owners focus on controlling the quality of three main grape varieties, which include top-class Tempranillo, Graciano, and Mazuelo. The vineyards on which these vines are cultivated, dotted by splendid landscapes and wood, are stretched over an area of 50 hectares. Some more land has been acquired by the Cordón family, accounted for 60 hectares, on which local farmers 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, lined up 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.