PUERTO RUBIO

This estate at 488 meters above sea level in San Vicente de la Sonsierra has a soil that shows a special character in which sedimentary rocks abound on the surface and barely a meter deep, the very degraded limestone rock appears over where the roots of the old Tempranillo vineyards settle.
Vines in Puerto Rubio are over 70 years old and for us, it is one of the finest vineyards in La Rioja.
Puerto Rubio is Tempranillo and Viura from very old clones.

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DENOMINATION OF ORIGIN
DOC Rioja

VINEYARD AREA
The vineyards are located in the SONSIERRA RIOJANA (SAN VICENTE DE LA SONSIERRA) in an altitude of 488 metres.

VINEYARDS
SAN VICENTE DE LA SONSIERRA: Puerto Rubio “VIÑEDO SINGULAR DE LA RIOJA”.

VINE AGE
The age of the vineyards are between 50 & 60 years.

SOILS
Soils on the slopes of calcareous gravels with degradative components and of sedimentary origin, on the surface and with the presence of the bedrock just one meter deep, highly degraded. These types of soils offer us long-aged, fresh, volume and structured wines.

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

ELABORATION
Harvest in boxes of 18 kg. which are cooled at 5ºC for 12 hours before being processed by sorting table.
Made with 40% whole grape selected and crushed in a traditional way. The rest destemmed and crushed.
The grapes ferment with the vineyard’s own yeasts. The work with the cap of skins is carried out only by punching, without pumps. Malolactic fermentation in a 4000 liter oak vat.

AGEING
18 months in 2000-liter French oak barrels and subsequent assembly in 4000-liter conical wooden barrel.

ALCOHOL
14,5%.

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"Fresh, structured and complex, this wine is very aromatic, with silky texture and mineral notes. It is vertical and polished on the palate.”

Raúl Tamayo, Proelio Oenologist

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.