Fernández de Pierola
The Fernández de Piérola winery was founded in 1996 with the aim of producing quality wines with a personality different from the standardized taste of most Rioja wines. With these two objectives in mind, we established our small family winery, from the family vineyards we own in Moreda (Rioja Alavesa), a traditional winemaking region.
This philosophy of 'pago', of correlation vineyard - wine, is fundamental in our judgment in order for the wines to acquire their distinctive personality and to reflect the singular characteristics where they come from. .
Because of that, our Winery is supplied only with grapes originating from Moreda's vineyards, 50 % from our own and the rest from other growers.
The singular microclimatic conditions that enjoy our vineyards (moderated rainfall; 450 l/m2, fragile areas, a great part of they in hillsides orientated towards the south, which allows a suitable luminosity, poor, clayey - calcareous soils, of scarce production, important temperature jumps between day and night....) are those that allow that our Tempranillo variety reach its ideal ripeness.
Our winery philosophy lies in the production of high quality wines with a profile which contains truly remarkable characteristics. Vineyards are considered as essential factors as regards quality, not to mention oenological techniques, so as to achieve structured, full-bodied and powerful wines, where aromas from Tempranillo meet those obtained after a patient ageing process to create complex, intense, elegant wines.
THE WINE MAKER:
It is known that the human factor, together with the soil, climate and vines, is a key factor in the quality of our wines. A winemaker harmonises the natural capacity of the soil, the grape and the climate to obtain healthy and ripe fruit.
The winemaker controls and manages all factors of the “miracle of winemaking”, by combining tradition and modernity in order to obtain wines which express their best qualities.
Therefore, we cannot forget the oenological part. In this respect, we have equipped ourselves with modern facilities which ensure proper vinification (a smooth de-stemming system to avoid breaking the stem, stainless steel double-walled deposits to control fermentation temperatures, a pneumatic press to prevent grape seeds from breaking and transmitting unpleasant flavours to wine, etc.)
Fernández de Pierola Crianza
Fernández de Pierola Reserva