Vega Del Castillo
Vega Del Castillo

In the history of Navarre wine , Olite, a town located in the region known as Ribera Alta, has always played an important role. Nine centuries have passed since Teobaldo I, Count of Champagne, planted his first vines after having discovered the richness of the land and its favourable climatic conditions. This paved the way for local vine growers, even up to today. Later, Charles III, “The Noble”, strengthened the wine culture even further on establishing his court in Olite. The vineyards multiplied, and with time came to supply wine throughout his entire kingdom.

Once the Navarre phylloxera crisis of 1896 had passed, Don Victoriano Flamarique founded the first cooperative winery in 1910, giving it the name ‘ Bodega Cooperativa Olitense' . It has always remained faithful to our fine winemaking tradition, which, along with changes resulting from scientific and technological advances, has raised Navarre wines to even greater levels of prestige.

The Consejo Regulador de la Denominación de Origen ‘Navarre' (The Regulatory Council for the ‘Navarre' Denominación de Origen ) the Estación de Viticultura y Enología de Navarre (EVENA) (The Navarre Viticulture and Oenology Station) and the Wine Museum are all found in Olite, making it the economic, scientific and cultural centre of Navarre wine.

The Vega del Castillo wineries came into being in 1999 as a result of the merger between the Bodega Cooperativa Olitense (Olite), the Unión de Cooperativas Virgen de Ujué (Ujué), and the Cooperativa Vinícola Nuestra Señora de Ujué (Pitillas).

Vina Nora
Vina Nora

Viña Nora is located in the heart of Condado do Tea, bordering Portugal. Condado do Tea is the only inland sub-region out of the five Rías Baixas sub-regions. This unique location is noted for its granite and stone soils and less rainfall than the region's average. These features favor an early maturation of the grapes, resulting in wines with characteristic expression of Albariño and the terroir.

Viña Nora owns 39.5 acres of vines that grow in a mix of washed and decomposed granite and stone soils, which regulates the day's heat. The vines can avoid excessive humidity during the night and favor a better maturation. The winery also supervises about 100 small winegrowers who grow grapes throughout Condado do Tea, Val do Salnés and Ribeira do Ulla and provide Viña Nora with their grapes. 

VINEYARDS 

Viña Nora has vines of an average age of 25 years, which are are located on the natural terraces of the cliffs looking out on Miño River. The terroir and location requires manual harvesting.

The vines are grown on trellises, a common growing technique of the Rías Baixas region, reaching 6.5 feet high. The height helps protect the grapes from the soil's humidity and fungal diseases, and favors a complete maturity of the grapes with the great exposure to the sun. 

THE WINERY

The winery is surrounded by Albariño vines, which grow down the slopes that descend towards the river and face the  sun.

Viña Nora's goal is to make authentic Albariño wines from Rías Baixas. With this objective the winery relies on the best technology, including small containers where microvinification is carried out to individually manage the characteristics of unique plots of land.

WINEMAKING

The personality of the wines is determined by careful vineyard-monitoring and appropriate maturation of the grapes.

Manual harvest occurs using 35.2lb boxes. The grapes arrive to the selection table after cooling in a chamber at 39.2°F. All of the pressing, clearing and fermentation processes are very meticulous, with the aim of maintaining the subtle aromas and fragility of the Albariño variety.

Only neutral yeasts are used, which help maintain the varietal characteristics of the wines that result from the region's unique climate and soil.

Nora da Neve is barrel-fermented following the Burgundian method in 600 and 225-liter French oak barrels with subtle char. A batonnage is carried out for 5 months, which gives body and complexity to the wine without affecting the variety's subtle nature.

Vinedos de Aldeanueva
Vinedos de Aldeanueva

It was founded on 20 November 1955 by a group of growers from Aldeanueva de Ebro. Months later, in February 1956, the first Articles of Association were drafted and they began building the winery. Those founding partners joined together with the goal of uniting together against the few buyers of the time, who took advantage of the dispersed offering of grape growers in the small town.


Throughout the 1960s, the bodega expanded to accommodate increased production needs from fruit from the new plantations and the arrival of new members who were attracted by the growth of the company.


In the 1970s the first bottling plant was installed —employing primarily manual processes— and the first bottled wines were put on the market. The wine was consumed mainly by the members and a few local clients.


In the 1980s, sales expanded in the domestic market and the first bottling line was replaced with more efficient, more advanced equipment. Towards the end of the decade, Bodegas San Isidro S. Coop. acquired a major share portion of Bodegas Berberana, becoming its main shareholder and holding position of chair of the board of directors.


In 1995, the share in Bodegas Berberana was sold and a major expansion, vinification and bottling project was implemented, with the first facilities in which wines could be aged. The bodega soon changed its name from Bodegas San Isidro to Viñedos de Aldeanueva, seeking to set itself apart from the numerous other winemaking co-operatives in the country that use the name of the patron saint of growers.


In 2001, a new management team took over. From that moment and with this  professionalized management implemented, a strategy to achieve sales of 13 million bottles per annum is attained.





Yuntero
Yuntero

Our vineyards are situated on the best land, stretching out along the course of the river Guadiana. These waters, coupled with the calcareous soils, mean they have special geological and microclimate conditions, which are natural and very favorable for growing grapes.

The Jesús del Perdón Cooperative has had a quality management system established since 2006, according to the world reference standard UNE-EN ISO 9001:2008. With this system, we can ensure quality in the various wine production processes, as well as in marketing, and seeking as our ultimate goal the achievement of our customers' full satisfaction through product quality and service quality.

International markets today are increasingly aware and increasingly demanding, requiring quality products that guarantee Food Safety for the consumer. In this area, our Cooperative has introduced and is certified with two of the most demanding standards in the world in relation to the achievement of safe products for consumers:

    BRC v.6

    IFS v.6

In the field of organic farming, our cooperative pioneered the development and production of organic wine. In addition to certificates endorsing us at European level for the production of organic wine, we have the necessary certification for organic wine marketing worldwide. Included amongst the most important certificates are:

    NOP-USDA

    Standard Delinat