This Single Estate is situated in Cuzcurrita de Río
Tirón, on the north-western edge of DOC Rioja. It is
an area that produces wines with a great capacity for ageing,
and is therefore excellent for the production of great wines
- Reservas and Gran Reservas.
Benito Urbina, a family-owned, Single Estate winery, has 75
hectares of vineyards, 65 of Tempranillo,
and 10 of Graciano,
production is about 400,000 bottles of Red Crianza, Reserva
and Gran Reserva and 50,000 bottles of White and Rosé.
Four generations of the family have dedicated themselves to
the cultivation of their vineyards and the production of wine.
In 1975 the bodega began to age and bottle their own wine
in order to retain the special characteristics of a small
single Estate. Their sole objective, the production of quality
wines, has been achieved as the result of careful viticulture
using traditional techniques, harvesting by hand and avoiding
the use of weed killers and pesticides. The vines are grown
in bush form and some are trained by cordon, with controlled
yields not exceeding 4500 kilos/ha.There has been a large
investment in modern installations, stainless steel fermentation
tanks and a bottling plant. Harvesting by the Urbina staff
and family ensures the maximum quality of grapes. We are the
sole UK agents for Bodegas Benito Urbina.
Click on the underlined grape varieties
for more information.