The winery "Bodegas y Viñedos Monteabellón" is located in the municipality of Nava de Roa (province of Burgos) in the northern Spanish region Castile and Leon
, The Garcia Aparicio family has been cultivating vineyards in the Ribera del Duero area for generations; the grapes were sold to wholesalers. The company in question was founded in 2000 with the aim of leading the company to the top quality in the region. A new bodega with the latest cellar technology was put into operation this year. The company is run by Juan Manuel García Aparicio. Isaac Fernandez has been a consultant since 2005 oenologist
active in the well-known winery Vega Sicilia
and worked in an advisory capacity at Bodegas Mauro. Finally, additional vineyards were acquired in the two DO areas Rueda and Rioja Alta in 2008.
The vineyards cover a total of 100 hectares of vines in three DO areas. That is 70 hectares in Ribera del Duero
in the two provinces of Burgos and Valladolid with 100% Tinta del País Tempranillo
, 10 hectares in Rioja
(Sub-area Rioja Alta) with mostly Tempranillo and something mazuelo
as well as 20 hectares Rueda
with 100% of the white wine variety Albillo de Nava ( Verdejo
). These are in the layers (span. Pagos
) Los Miles, Valcavada, Picarillo and Monroy y Valdián (slopes), Pascuala, Lopa, San Juan, Rillosa, Linares, Valdezate, Tras de la Rubiera and Pozo y Madriles (medium-poor locations with a higher lime content), Pedregal, Valduvienzas and Matambres y Acediano (very high top locations), as well as the top location La Blanquera (almost pure limestone).
There is a graded management of the vineyards with a strong reduction in yield in the middle and higher vineyards. The red wines go through the traditional maceration
, The wines are aged 70% in French oak barrels and 30% in American oak. The premium wines include "Ribera del Duero Crianza" (Tempranillo 14 months in barrique) and "Finca La Blanquera" from the Nava de Roa area, as well as from Rioja "Finca Thus Joven" and "Finca Athus Crianza".