Medrano Irazu Vines
Bodegas Medrano Irazu is a family winery founded by Luis Medrano in 1984, one year before its first wine came onto the market, a young red wine. In 2001, his son took over the winery, bringing some new ideas and starting to produce Crianza wines, white wines or independent wines (by independent wines we mean wines created according to Amador’s guidelines, following the principles of maximum quality).
What would be the first Rioja Late Vintage came onto the market in January 2009 (ARDENS LATE VINTAGE).
The first wines from this winery appeared in 1985. They emerged with the intention of becoming one of the best Rioja wines. The raw material, the methods used and the care taken in all the stages of wine production leads us to believe that this will indeed be the case: old vines (more than 30 years old and native varieties) are used with careful harvesting of grapes in 18-20 kg crates and small capacity transporters to prevent them being damaged, with subsequent bunch by bunch selection at the winery, controlled fermentation with very frequent testing (twice a day), daily tasting and transfer of the unfiltered wine to the barrels. If the wine does not comply with the strict parameters of the winery, it is sold in the barrel and is not bottled.
The winery was certified in 2005 to the UNE-EN ISO 9001:2000 standard for the design, production and ageing of wines with the Rioja Appellation of Origin.