Bodegas Ramirez de la Piscina, Rioja Viura Malvasia Blanco
Brand Ramirez Piscina
A family-owned bodega situated in San Vicente de la Sonsierra (La Rioja), with abundant experience in making wines within the Denominación de Origen Calificada - DOCa (the regional Control Board for) Rioja.
After four generations, we still maintain the same respect and tradition when working the vines, whilst our adoption of new technologies assures excellent quality in winemaking.
This family has seen the complete evolution in vine cultivation and winemaking in Rioja: from the most primitive fermentation in rock-hewn lagares in the vineyards, to the most facilities and control systems such as hoppers without Archimedean screws, selection tables, automatically controlled stainless steel tanks, extensive underground ageing rooms and so on. This combination permits us to obtain outstanding results in international competitions and markets.
The quality of our wines starts with the painstaking care with which we treat the family vineyards. Distance from rivers prohibits us from any form of irrigation; it is this water-stress, combined with the Sonsierra microclimate, the south-southwestern aspect of the vineyards, and the clay-limestone soils, which ensures the quality of grapes. Hand harvesting and strict quality controls on grapes entering the bodega form part of this conscientious approach.