La Canal del Rojo

LA CANAL DEL ROJO

Named after the eponymous vineyard, this red comes from 80-year-old Garnacha vines in Badarán. The soils contain depleted ferrous clay as well as angular colluvial stones on the topsoil. The old-clone vines are over 80 years of age and the wine is made with full clusters hence the character of the variety prevails. La Canal del Rojo is thus a different wine —fresh, fruity, mineral, and transparent as it expresses Garnacha’s elegant side, with wild notes; aromatic and persistent.

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DENOMINATION OF ORIGIN
DOC Rioja

VINEYARD AREA
The vineyards are located in Alto Najerilla, municipality of Badaran at an altitude of 670 meters. Very old vineyards with high planting density.

VINEYARDS
BADARÁN: La Canal del Rojo “VIÑEDO SINGULAR DE LA RIOJA”

VINE AGE
More than 80 years, 100% head-pruned vineyards.

SOILS
Ferrous sandy clay, with limestone veins that rise horizontally from the limestone bedrock that is 3 meters deep, with components of colluvial origin on the surface, which allows the vineyard to explore a lot of soil.

VARIETIES
100% Garnacha wine, a selection of old clones from the area.

ELABORATION
Manual harvest in 18 kg boxes, fermentation with its native yeasts in wooden vats with a percentage of 40% with stems. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in concrete.

AGEING
Aged in 20 HL French oak barrels for 15 months.

ALCOHOL
14,5%.

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“New wine from Bodegas Proelio. I’m in love with old vine Garnacha.”

Tim Atkins, MW

La Asperilla,
our battlefield
One of our most significant estates is La Asperilla, a territory that has a sentimental significance for the winery. We look for unexplored lands to obtain different wines, and here, in the soil on which La Asperilla is based, legend has it that, like all of them, it has some reality and always a little imagination, that it was where the battle of Clavijo was fought, a battle that pitted King Ramiro I of Asturias against the Muslims, and that, in reality, could be a mixture of stories from various battles.

But the importance of this estate for us is that it is here that we decided to bet on the red wines of Rioja, where we began to dream of making unique red wines that speak of that landscape at the foot of the Castle of Clavijo.
The elaboration seen
in another way
Proelio's personality comes from the terroir; the character is refined in the winery. A simple space that is perfectly integrated into its natural environment. Large windows on the walls, which allow for work in which hardly any artificial light is used and therefore, a very environmentally friendly architecture.

We only use oak vats, where extractions are carried out in the most respectful way by means of punching. Subsequently in traditional barrels to progressively increase the capacity of the tanks, until ending up in 2,000 litre casks. For the final assembly, the concrete tanks are reserved where the wine ends its journey.

La Asperilla,
our battlefield
One of our most significant estates is La Asperilla, a territory that has a sentimental significance for the winery. We look for unexplored lands to obtain different wines, and here, in the soil on which La Asperilla is based, legend has it that, like all of them, it has some reality and always a little imagination, that it was where the battle of Clavijo was fought, a battle that pitted King Ramiro I of Asturias against the Muslims, and that, in reality, could be a mixture of stories from various battles.
But the importance of this estate for us is that it is here that we decided to bet on the red wines of Rioja, where we began to dream of making unique red wines that speak of that landscape at the foot of the Castle of Clavijo.
The elaboration seen
in another way
Proelio's personality comes from the terroir; the character is refined in the winery. A simple space that is perfectly integrated into its natural environment. Large windows on the walls, which allow for work in which hardly any artificial light is used and therefore, a very environmentally friendly architecture.
We only use oak vats, where extractions are carried out in the most respectful way by means of punching. Subsequently in traditional barrels to progressively increase the capacity of the tanks, until ending up in 2,000 litre casks. For the final assembly, the concrete tanks are reserved where the wine ends its journey.

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Contact

Camino Nalda a Viguera 46, 26190, La Rioja

941 44 72 07 | Fax: 941 49 00 86

[email protected]

Monday to Thursday
9:00h. a 17:00h.
Friday: 09:00h. a 14:00h.