Solar Viejo, an emblematic winery located in the Rioja Alavesa

The Solar Viejo winery is one of the most prominent in the Rioja region of Spain.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
24 May 2023 Wednesday 11:06
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Solar Viejo, an emblematic winery located in the Rioja Alavesa

The Solar Viejo winery is one of the most prominent in the Rioja region of Spain. It is located in the town of Laguardia, in the province of Álava and has a long tradition of producing high-quality wines.

The history of the Solar Viejo winery dates back to the 19th century, when the Fernández de Manzanos family began cultivating vineyards in the Rioja region. In 1937, this family acquired the Solar Viejo winery, which at that time already had a history of more than a hundred years in the production of wines.

Its name comes from the 'Manor Houses', emblematic stately buildings that rise up in Laguardia, where construction began on the first Solar Viejo. The new winery is located at the foot of the spectacular Sierra de Toloño.

Since then, the Solar Viejo winery has experienced significant growth and modernization, without losing its commitment to quality and tradition. Today, this winery has more than 200 hectares of its own vineyards in the Rioja region, and produces a wide variety of wines of different styles and characteristics.

One of the main factors that make the Solar Viejo winery a benchmark in the production of Rioja wines is its commitment to quality. This winery carefully takes care of all the details of the process of making its wines, from the selection of the grapes to the aging in oak barrels.

The winery has a team of highly qualified oenologists, who are in charge of supervising the entire winemaking process. These experts work closely with the winery's viticulturists to ensure that the grapes used to make the wines are of the highest quality.

In addition, the winery has modern facilities and state-of-the-art technological equipment, which allow precise control of each phase of the winemaking process. In this way, it is guaranteed that the wines from this winery are always consistent in their quality and style.

The Solar Viejo winery produces a wide variety of Rioja wines, distinguished by their elegance, complexity and balance. Among the most outstanding red wines from this winery are the Solar Viejo Crianza, the Solar Viejo Reserva and the Solar Viejo Gran Reserva.

Precisely the old Solar Reserva is available in the Gourmet la Vanguardia online store.

It is a proposal from the 2018 vintage, which was characterized as being very good.

It is made with 75% Tempranillo grapes and 25% Graciano grapes and has been aged for 12 months in oak barrels.

It has a bright cherry garnet color, and aromas of black fruits, black pepper, bakery, caramels, cocoa and roasted coffee stand out on the nose. On the palate it is tasty, powerful, elegant and persistent, with balanced acidity and silky tannins.

Pairs perfectly with roast meats, meat stew, cured cheese and foie. With a score of 90 points in the Tolosa Guide and several medals in renowned wine competitions. In short, Solar Viejo Reserva 2018 is a classic Riojan reserve that stands out for being light and easy to drink.

Its alcohol content is 14% vol. and comes in 75cl bottles. It is recommended to serve at a temperature between 16 and 18 ºC to enjoy its flavors and aromas in all their splendor.

In addition to its commitment to quality and tradition in winemaking, this winery is also concerned with caring for the environment and sustainability.

In short, the Solar Viejo winery is one of the most outstanding in the Rioja region, and a reference in the production of high quality and elegant wines.

With a long tradition in the region, and a team of highly qualified professionals, this winery has managed to produce wines that faithfully express the essence of the land and the Rioja grape, and which have earned the recognition and respect of wine lovers. came all over the world.

As we have already mentioned, this wine is one of the proposals of Gourmet La Vanguardia. Remember that you can buy it right now through the Gourmet La Vanguardia online store or by calling 935 500 105.