La Sorda


Vinergia Spanish Wines La Sorda Rioja Alavesa

La Sorda.
Terroir of Rioja Alavesa

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. 

In recent years, however, this very traditional region within Rioja, the source of most of its top wines, has begun to bottle wines under a specific denomination of origin. La Sorda is a single village project to express the history of this exceptional terroir.

A short introduction video about La Sorda from the 2020 harvest.

La Sorda, the Place​

The River Ebro is the spine of the Rioja wine region and above Logroño, the left bank is called Rioja Alavesa. squeezed between the river and the Sierra Cantabria mountains, the area is a patchwork of south-facing vineyards at widely differing elevations. 


Looking west from Laguardia

Vineyards and wines

La Sorda uses the traditional Rioja varieties of Tempranillo (principally) plus Graciano, Mazuelo and Viura for the white wine

25 hectares spread over 8 plots in the municipal area of Lapuebla de Labarca, stretching up towards Laguardia with ages ranging from 20 to 80 years old.

The winery was built in 2003, using specially created conical fermentation tanks in order to manage the skins of the grapes. 

Following fermentation, the wines are aged in American oak, except the limited Edition wines which are fermented in oak vats and the aged in French oak barrels.

La Sorda, the Wines

All the range of La Sorda. If you want more info, please send us a email to

La Sorda White

A small batch production of Viura from very old vines

La Sorda VS

A blend of Tempranillo, Mazuelo and Graciano, aged for 5 months in barrels

La Sorda Reserva

Tempranillo, Mazuelo and Graciano, aged in American oak for 18 months

La Sorda Gran Reserva

A blend of the traditional varieties and 5 years of ageing, three in barrel and two in bottle

La Sorda Graciano

An unusual 100% Graciano from the warmest part of Rioja Alavesa.

La Sorda Tempranillo

Fruit from an 80 year-old vineyard of Tempranillo is fermented in oak before spending one year in French barrels.

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