Traditionally, the small family wine producers of Rioja Alavesa did not age their wines as they either sold it in bulk or in bottles (often without labels) to day-trippers from the Basque region. Also, the larger producers maintained a virtual cartel of Crianza and Reserva wines by demanding a minimum of 500 barrels to form part of their DO system. This blend of young fruity wines is a homage to the first wines of this region.
download a technical description of La Sorda Joven 2017
This is a selection of the very best Tempranillo, which is then fermented in small individual open barrels, a very labour intensive process. After the fermentation, these French oak barrels are rebuilt to to be used to age the wine for 12 months.
download a technical description of La Sorda Tempranillo EL, 2015