Araex Rioja Alavesa S.L.

Ramón y Cajal 7 1º A, 01007 Vitoria - Alava
Spain
Telephone +34 945 158282
Fax +34 945 158283
araex@araex.com

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ProWein 2018 hall map (Hall 10): stand H61

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ProWein 2018 fairground map: Hall 10

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.01  Europe
  • 01.01.24  Spain
  • 01.01.24.13  Cava
  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.01  Europe
  • 01.01.24  Spain
  • 01.01.24.50  Rioja

Our products

Product category: Rioja

Altos de Rioja White

THE HARVEST
Grapes sourced from old vines, 40 year-old average age vineyards located in the highest ground of Rioja Alavesa in the foothills of Sierra Cantabria around Laguardia, Elvillar and Kripan. This is the hearthland and best “terroir” of Rioja Alavesa.

The grapes 60% Viura and 40% Malvasia, are picked by hand and put in boxes with a first, vineyard selection that involves discarding there those that don’t meet the mark.

VINIFICATION
The grapes are destemmed before undergoing alcoholic fermentation for 20 days between 12- 16º C. It was clarified with bentonite.

THE AGEING
A third of the grapes are  barrel fermented for 20 days in French oak barrels.

TASTING NOTES
Colour: Clean and bright, with greyish hues at the edge.
Nose: Intense fresh floral aromas that give way to white fruits like pears and tropical fruits.
Palate: Dry with just enough acidity to make it fresh and lively with a structured and tasty finish of ripe fruit.
Food matches: This wine goes well with grilled fish, fresh vegetables, salads as well as an aperitif.

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Product category: Cava

Bella Conchi Brut Rosé

THE HARVEST
It usually starts in the second week of September. It is carried out manually and the grapes are transported to the winery in boxes containing 25-30 kgs or in small stainless steel trailers when the vineyard is close to the winery.

VINIFICATION
Grapes are harvested at night to avoid high temperatures and premature fermentations. They are quickly transported to the winery and refrigerated at 15ºC to avoid the color of the skins dyeing the must. The flower must is obtained by pressing the grapes lightly, so it does not contain tannic materials that confer sourness to the wine. Once the must has been filtrated, yeasts are added to the base wine to start the fermentation process at a constant 16ºC to preserve its primary aromas. For the second fermentation, the bottles are stored in underground cellars at a constant 15º-17ºC where they are in contact with their lees.

THE AGEING
This cava spends a minimum of 12 months in the bottle. After this period, sediments are decanted naturally and removed with a minimum loss of sparkling wine and liquor of expedition is added.

TASTING NOTES
Colour: Attractive cherry red color. Fine and persistent bubbles.
Nose: Good intensity with clean aromas of ripe fruit.
Palate: Fresh, fruity, pleasant, with good structure and medium intensity.
Food matches: This sparkling wine is perfect as an aperitif as well as an accompaniment for salads, rice, seafood and light fish dishes.

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Product category: Cava

Bella Conchi Brut Reserva

THE HARVEST
It is usually carried out manually and the grapes are transported to the winery in boxes containing 25-30 kgs or in small stainless steel trailers when the vineyard is close to the winery.

VINIFICATION
Grapes are harvested at night to avoid high temperatures and premature fermentations. They are quickly transported to the winery and refrigerated at 10ºC to avoid the color of the skins dyeing the must. Once the must is pressed and each variety has fermented separately at a constant 16ºC to preserve its primary aromas, the must is blended and bottled along with the base wine, to which the yeast and sugar are added to produce the formation of bubbles. For the second fermentation, the bottles are stored in underground cellars at a constant 15º-17ºC where they are in contact with their lees.

THE AGEING
This cava spends a minimum of 15 months in the bottle. After this period, sediments are decanted naturally and removed with a minimum loss of sparkling wine and liquor of expedition is added.

TASTING NOTES
Colour: Brilliant green and gold color. Elegant with fine bubbles.
Nose: Good intensity with fruit aromas and toasted nuances.
Palate: Fresh, warm, pleasant and round, with a long finish.
Food matches: This sparkling wine is perfect as an aperitif as well as an accompaniment for salads, rice and light fish dishes.

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About us

Company details

More than 20 years setting the standards for excellence
Made in Spain

Entrepreneur
Javier Ruíz de Galarreta founded ARAEX Rioja Alavesa in 1993 bringing together nine small and medium sized independent winegrowers from the Rioja Alavesa region. In just a few years, ARAEX became one of the main drivers of the production and export of the appellation.

In 2001,
as the global popularity of Spanish wines expanded, along with his business prospects outside Rioja Alavesa, Javier created Spanish Fine Wines, a second company that grouped winegrowers from other respected Spanish regions, including Ribera del Duero, Rueda, Navarra, Rias Baxias, Cava and La Mancha. Now operating under the brand name ARAEX Grands Spanish Fine Wines Javier continues to create new wine ventures characterized by quality, global projection and respect toward the regional identity and heritage of his Spanish vineyards, as well as new collaborations.

From
the crafting of prestigious wines to the organisation of tasting panels, ARAEX Grands Spanish Fine Wines‘ activities stand out for their excellence and vision. Among our latest initiatives, the current cooperation with the world renowned winemaker Michel Rolland is especially remarkable.

Javier
also introduced the Spanish Fine Wines Institute to enhance education and appreciation for Spanish wines and wine culture among wine trade and consumers, lead scientific research in the wine sector and promote environmental stewardship and social responsibility in the sector.

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