Bodegas La Horra is a new venture from the iconic Rioja producer, Bodegas Roda. They spent four years in research and investigation to find the land best adapted to Tempranillo, the variety which is known in depth by the research and technical team at Roda. They found the most suitable region was Ribera del Duero and specifically within this DO, the area of La Horra. They partnered with the Balbas family, who own some of the most coveted vineyard sites in the village with old bush vines of Tinta del País.
RIBERA DEL DUERO || The cultivation of Tinta del País (Tempranillo) and winemaking tradition in Ribera del Duero was established by medieval monasteries and granted DO status in 1982. The DO vineyards lie on either side of a 110-km stretch of the river on limestone and chalk soils. The riverbanks and low-lying land with water lying close to the surface are called campiña (countryside) and terrazas (terraces); the shallow slopes above them, which are among the best for vines, are called laderas (sides), and steeper slopes called cuestas (slopes).