Bodegas Altos del Marqués follows the tradition started by the Cerrolaza family years ago, by creating a small bodega adjacent to the family house in Hornos del Moncalvillo. Built in a "chateau" style, this winery belongs to an exclusively family limited liability company, Bodegas Altos del Marqués S.L, and it´s located in the outskirts of Logroño, surrounded by its own vineyards.
The winery has 43.5 hectares (107.4 acres) of vineyards distributed among several areas. In each of these areas the vineyards are divided into different plots, depending on the grape variety, antiquity of the vineyard, type of soil, orientation, etc. Grapes are hand-harvested.
The Cerrolaza family have concentrated their efforts on modern, high-quality viticulture. In order to obtain the best possible grapes, they apply the latest technology to remove vigour from the vine-stocks and de-leaf the vines. Ensuring that the quality of the grape is the basis for the quality of the wine, the Cerrolaza family uses the latest technology to focus on their terrain & vinification. They have stainless steel tanks of different sizes:
- the smallest are 1,000 - 1,500 liters.
- the intermediate sized tanks hold 9,500 - 10,400 liters. These are used in production of the highest quality plots.
- their biggest tanks are 25,000, 42,750 and 53,000 liters. These are used for blends and the large vineyard plots.
As a result of their efforts, the Cerrolaza family obtains wines with identity, and with an expression of their own vineyards.