The grapes to produce Rioja Joven Hugonell were destemmed and vatted on their skins. After seven days, an aromatic, intensely coloured must was gently pressed and removed to another vat in order to finish fermentation. Malolactic fermentation began naturally after 10 to 15 days and lasted for two weeks, resulting in a softer texture. The finished wine was rested for at least one month. The smaller particles that did not deposit because of their weight were then separated by clarification with natural proteins. Rioja Joven Hugonell was filtered and bottled.
The Aldeanueva de Ebro (meaning the “new hamlet of the Ebro”) rises against the wind on the plateau that runs from the slopes of Mount Yerga, to the River Ebro. The vineyards consist of different types of soils, from pebble to clay, at varying altitudes. The soils, together with the intensive sun exposure and low rainfall, define the vineyards of Aldeanueva. This area offers the potential to produce good quality, healthy grapes, characterised by their intense colour and medium to high alcohol levels.
Rioja has many different styles, from the traditional strawberry, oaky Bordeaux-influenced wines to some of the more modern, lighter styles. We searched for the best of both worlds – a fruit-driven modern style of wine at Joven level and more concentrated, typical flavours in the Crianza and Reserva levels. Carefully selected growers from this area produce the Hugonell Joven. The Ondarre winery, which is located 10km from Rioja’s capital of Logrono, is the specialist division of The Bodegas Olarra Group for producing Crianza and Reserva wines. We are delighted to offer this unique trio of wines with their original, distinctive packaging.