Bideona (buen camino) was created to contribute to a new generation of Rioja wines, more expressive of their origin than of their production method.
We live in a crucial moment in Rioja. The region is finally beginning to articulate its diversity and offer not only excellent style wines, but also great terroir wines. At Bideona, we want to contribute decisively to this. Bodega Bideona culminates more than a decade of efforts by a unique and eclectic group of wine veterans. We aspire to produce wines that are benchmarks for Rioja Alavesa as one of the great terroirs in the world, in addition to contributing to the economic and environmental sustainability of our landscapes and ecosystems.
They cultivate more than 300 plots of extraordinary vineyards on the slopes of the Sierra Cantabria, in some of the most enigmatic towns in Rioja Alavesa: Villabuena de Álava, Samaniego, Laguardia, Leza, Baños de Ebro, Navaridas, Lanciego and Elciego. The average age of our vineyards is around 50 years, with many planted in the 20s, 30s and 40s of the 20th century and their average size is less than half a hectare.
Currently, a third of the vineyards are owned by the winery or its partners, another third by the winery’s historical winegrowers who acquired it in 2018, and the last third have recently been incorporated in towns where they did not have a presence. They manage each parcel independently according to its quality potential, regardless of its owner.
BIDEONA Las Parcelas is made with high-quality grapes of the Tempranillo variety from small “Plots” of old vines on limestone soils. Approximately a quarter of the wine is aged for 6 months in new French oak barrels, for greater complexity and texture, but without an excessive contribution of wood that overpowers the fruit.
Pure and intense primary aromas of dark cherries and black berries with a hint of clove and violet. Medium bodied, with remarkable complexity and concentration of fruit. The intense fruit is balanced by a fresh acidity, long and mineral finish.
Ideal for grilled meats, hard cheeses, rice and pasta.
BIDEONA Las Laderas is made with high quality grapes and low yield vines in “Laredas”, with limestone soils. It does not need the traditional carbonic maceration to mask any immature fruit. Approximately a quarter of the wine is aged for 4-6 months in new, high-quality French and American oak barrels, for greater complexity and texture, but without excessive wood input to overpower the fruit.
Pure and precise aromas of cherries, thyme and red berries. Medium bodied with weight in the palate and good length, beautiful balance between fresh acidity, fruit and firm fine-grained tannins.
It is easy to drink, versatile and very satisfying. A clear example of the cool climate Tempranillo from Rioja Alavesa. Good combination with rice and pasta, or meat and fish tapas.
BIDEONA Villanueva is part of the Vinos de Pueblo range, Villabuena is perhaps his favorite municipality. He is always an example of balance, with an ideal medium body and exceptional drinkability. The vineyard plots are located on slopes, at an average altitude of 500m, well protected by the Sierra Cantabria. Ripening is later than in Laguardia, but earlier than in Leza, giving a special balance between freshness, elegance and good concentration of fruit.
Bideona Villabuena displays precise and pure aromas of berries, fine tannins and surprising fluidity on the palate, even when young.