Victor Ausejo Viticultor

MICROPROYECTO DE VINOS ARTESANALES (D.O.CA. RIOJA)

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Victor Ausejo Winemaker

MICROPROJECT OF ARTISAN WINES (D.O.CA. RIOJA)

The history

Our small project arose with the idea of ​​making wine in Alberite (Rioja Oriental), a municipality in the Iregua Valley where people have traditionally dedicated themselves to viticulture but not to making their own wines. If only for family consumption.

In 2018 we wanted to change that and produced just 400 bottles of our wine Víctor Ausejo Viticultor Garnacha Blanca Fermented in Barrel in a determined commitment to get away from the ubiquitous Tempranillo and value the area, its vineyards and minority varieties.

Since then we have continued with this philosophy, expanding our range and producing red and white single varietals from traditional grapes that are scarce today in Rioja, with which we try to convey the identity of our territory and our way of understanding wine.

“We seek to make wines with our own style that transmit the identity of our territory”

The Varieties

TRADITIONAL, NATIVE AND MINORITY GRAPES

White Grenache

The hallmark of our project, the absolute protagonist of our white wines. Surprising, with enormous aging potential and great personality. And yet one of the varieties that occupies the least surface area in the D.O.Ca. Rioja.

 

3.96% OF HECTARES OF WHITE VARIETIES AND 0.36% OF THE TOTAL HECTARES IN RIOJA

Red Grenache

A variety that in 1973 occupied more surface area than Tempranillo in Rioja and today barely adds up to a minimum proportion of hectares of the red varieties. The freshness it offers in high areas like the ones we work in in the Moncalvillo area is really interesting.

 

7.5% OF THE TOTAL HECTARES OF RED VARIETIES IN RIOJA

Mazuelo

Historical variety with a very interesting acidity and a long ripening cycle. Traditionally used together with Tempranillo, it is a variety that gives rise to fascinating single varietals if it is well worked. A challenge that we face every harvest.

 

BARELY 2% OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF HECTARES OF RED VARIETIES IN RIOJA

The Vineyards

THE VALUE OF THE LAND

Planted in 2016
Surface area: 2 Has.
Variety: Garnacha Blanca.
Guyot Vine Training System
546 meters of altitude
Ferrous clay soils
Orientation: East – West
Sustainable viticulture

‘El Peinao’ Plot

🍇 White Grenache

📍 Clavijo (Eastern Rioja)

Planted in 1950
72 years of age
Surface area: 0.36 Has
Variety: Red Grenache
Bush wines
650 meters altitude
At the foot of Moncalvillo mountain
Sandy loam soils with clays
Orientation: North – South
Sustainable viticulture

‘Los Pepones’ Plot

🍇 Red Grenache

📍 Sojuela (Rioja Alta)

Planted in 1993
Surface area: 0.5 Has
Variety: Mazuelo
Guyot Vine Training System
450 meters altitude
Ferrous clay soils
Orientation: East – West
Sustainable viticulture

‘La Colorada’ Plot

🍇 Mazuelo

📍 Alberite (Eastern Rioja)

The vineyards we work with are located in a 10 km radius from the winery.

It is the place where wines are really made, taking care of the vines and working on viticulture to obtain the best in each vintage.

And we do it in a way sustainable, using organic fertilizer and avoiding the use of herbicides and systemic products.

D.O.Ca. Rioja

CLAVIJO

‘EL PEINAO’ PLOT

White Grenache

SOJUELA

‘LOS PEPONES’ PLOT

Red Grenache

ALBERITE

‘LA COLORADA’ PLOT

Mazuelo

ALBERITE

Winery

The Winery

MICROWINERY – WINE WORKSHOP

Our microwinery is located in Alberite in a garage that we have conditioned to be able to produce our limited edition wines in the best conditions.

It is a wine workshop. A space in which we work with the minimum possible intervention. For us it is essential that the wine reflects the peculiarities of the terrain and the variety as well as each vintage. Let each wine be a photograph of the origin, the landscape, the vineyards…

The Wines

PERSONAL WINES, HONEST WINES

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Contact us

WHERE WE ARE

Calle Pintor Moreda, 32 26141 Alberite (La Rioja)

(+34) 665 98 46 13

info@victorausejoviticultor.com