Agustín Santolaya is an Agricultural Engineer and former professor at the University of La Rioja and has a vast experience in viticulture and oenology. He started consulting for several Rioja wineries before joining Bodegas Roda (Rioja D.O.Ca.) in 1988, where he quickly became the MD, leading the team that made up Bodegas Roda, one of the best wineries in Spain. In 2008 he started the project at La Horra, with Miriam Marchena and Carlos Diez (Miriam as assistant winemaker at La Horra and Carlos as the chief winemaker at Bodegas Roda) focusing on bush vines in that specific area.
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Intense red and dark fruit aromas, with plenty of blackberries, cassis and October berries. Notes of pine and dark cherries, with the oak playing a secondary role. Silky tannins (keeping the Ribera character, marked by a good phenolic ripening), mouth feel and a good acidity that helps extending the long aftertaste.