Bodegas Aldonia is a family-run winery located on the Camino de Santiago in Navarrete, and takes its name from the derivation of “La Dona”, one of the family’s noblest vineyards. Initially influenced by Bordeaux winemaking techniques in the early 20th century, today the estate is run by the 4th generation of winemakersis.
We have embarked on creating our own style of wine focusing vineyard work done by hand and the utmost respect for the grapemake.
Our wines are different from many other Riojas as they show their own personality based on Garnacha vineyards and cultivated at height (some above 850 meters of altitude). All our wines have more than 60% of Grenache and some in particular, up to 100%. The productions are very scarce and are aged mostly in 500 liters barrels to respect the purity of the wine and avoid the masking of the wood.
We do not follow the conventional categories, instead choosing to maintain the essence and elegance of the Rioja terroir.
Explosion of fruit
60% Grenache – 40% Tempranillo. From younger vines and 4 months aging in oak barrels. A fruity wine, tasty and juicy.
Tasting notes: Cherry red in the glass with a violet rim, clean and bright. Very fruity. On the nose, crystallised red fruit (strawberries and cranberries). Light floral hints of violets and underbrush. Notes of liquorice, blood orange and peach on a light backdrop of chocolate and vanilla. The palate is fresh, juicy and structured. Balanced and easy to drink.
Soft and Elegant
91 Points by Parker
90% Garnacha – 10% Tempranillo.
13 months aging in oak barrels.
Tasting notes: Bright cherry-red colour with violet hues of medium-low depth. The nose features aromas of red flowers, low mountain herbs, strawberries and cream, cherries, orange peel and a slight hint of apple on a subtle cedar background. It is pure silk on the palate, medium-bodied, fine and velvety with a notable acidity that refreshes the whole and invites you to continue drinking.
Silk, Height and Delicacy
93 Points by Decanter
100% Grenache from vines over 100 years and 850 meters high.
14 months aging in oak barrels.
Tasting notes: Bright cherry-red colour with violet hues of medium-low depth. It has a deep and delicate nose, featuring aromas of wild flowers (lavender, violets), mountain herbs (thyme, gorse) and fresh red fruit (strawberries). Smooth and round on the palate, but with a notable and vibrant acidity that makes your mouth water, with a long, silky and refreshing end note. Old, height, fresh and tasty Grenache that make it a delicate and pleasant wine.
A Modern classic
18 months aging in oak barrels
A timeless wine
Tasting notes: Cherry red colour. Intense and medium- complex nose, aromas of berries, plums and little cassis. Its stay in casks is showed in its smell because of its fine toastings, a little spiced, cacao, chocolate and a slight end of caramel and vanilla. Balsamic mineral bottom .In mouth it is pleasant, elegant, balance between degree and acidity and with a well integrated tannin so it is a perfect unit. Long and persistent final.