The winemaking process for Viña Pomal is quite traditional: the grapes are destemmed and crushed and the must then undergoes a moderately long maceration. Once alcoholic and malolactic fermentation are completed the wines are drawn off and lightly clarified before being racked into barrels. The wine is aged 18 months in barrels of American oak, 20% of which are new. During this time the wine is drawn off 3 times to clarify it naturally , doing away with the need for later treatments. After its aging in barrels the wine is left in bottles for at least two more years before it is brought out on the market.
The Viña Pomal estate covers 90 hectares of vineyards. These are located inside the municipality of Haro and less than 2 kilometres from the winery , in one of the town’s most beautiful enclaves, overlooking the Ebro River as it flows downstream through the shells de Haro pass. Our estate encompasses different ecosystems with different soils and varying degrees of exposure to the sun, which calls for the careful selection of homogenous zones. The estate combines traditional Rioja practices with precision winegrowing techniques, implementing state of the art environmentally friendly winegrowing, always with a view to obtaining premium quality . In addition to the work on our estate's vineyards we also carefully select grapes from our Rioja Alta suppliers.