Altanza began its story in 1998 as synonym of quality and dedicated exclusively to top Reserva wines. Since then, their goal has been to offer the best possible quality wine at a sensible price.
Located in Fuenmayor (Rioja Alta), they try to show daily how to combine tradition and modernity.
Bodegas Altanza is a winery that emerges being distinguished for their identity, passion, know-how and creativity producing great wines like the Collection of Spanish Artists. Their wines are made in a more modern style from 100% Tempranillo. The wines are fermented using natural yeasts and then aged in entirely French oak barrels which are renewed every 5 years
All of their reds are produced with 100% Tempranillo grapes. The “queen” of Rioja autochthonous varieties and the most popular in Spain – though each area gives it a different name – is Tempranillo. It is because it creates wines with good body and structure. It has a slower evolution than other varieties, which makes it ideal for aging. Although its derivation from pinot noir has been questioned, what’s certain is its descent from two varieties which were once at home in the Ebro valley. Their crossbreeding in the Middle Ages gave birth to the Tempranillo. It requires a cool, temperate climate during the year, with high temperatures in the summer for the vine to give optimum results with good acidity. Though it has a relatively late budding, its berries develop faster than those of other varieties, hence its name (“temprano” which means “early”).
Their estate spans 300 ha. (740 acres), 220 of which are vineyards. The estate provides sixty to seventy percent of the total amount of grapes they need; the rest follows a strict selection process.