Covering an area of approximately 18,000 hectares, DO Navarra is divided into five sub-zones : Ribera Alta, Ribera Baja,
Tierra Estella, Baja Montana and Valdizarbe. It is one of
the oldest Denominations of Origin in Spain,
and today it combines traditional grape varieties including
the autochthonous Garnacha,
with well-known international varieties such as
Sauvignon and Chardonnay
in order to offer a wide range of excellent quality wines.
Navarra has a continental Mediterranean climate with warm
dry summers, ideal for a proper maturation of the
fruit, and cold winters that are essential to allow the vines
to rest. A season of spring rain ensures the vines receive
enough water to survive the hot, dry summers.
by a group of vinegrowers in 1992 , Bodegas Piedemonte is a
project firmly focussed on the future. It is a modern
winery in a continuous process of expansion based on quality and the international marketing of its wines. It is equipped with the latest technology and temperature-controlled
stainless steel tanks with a total capacity of four million litres.
Situated in the historic city of Olite, in the oldest wine
producing area of Navarra, Piedemonte owns 450 hectares of
vineyards which are located in several areas of the sub-zone region
Ribera Alta. The geographical zone is named Piedemonte de
Tafalla Olite, a region lying between the Pyrenees
and Ribera de Navarra, bordered to the east by Mount Uju, and
to the west by the hills of the Río Cidacos. Its state of
the art technology allows the viticulturists and oenologists
to control the wine production process closely, from the selection
of grapes, their maturation and the fermentation process to
the ageing of its Crianza and Reservas in 4000 French and
American oak barrels. Both the traditional legacy of the region
along with the latest technology result in elegant wines with modern trends. The winemaker is Marian Vitrian Serna.
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