Hacienda el Ternero dates back to 1077 AD, when it belonged to the Santa Maria de Herrerea Monastery. The chapel still remains in the estate to shelter the patron saint, la Virgen de la Pera. The village is part of the administrative area of Castilla y Leon as the church sold the land to the state at the begining of the 19th century. Despite this, the wine is classified as Rioja under the DOC regulatoins as geographically it falls well within the Rioja boundaries. The Bodega takes its name from the village of El Ternero where it is located. The village used to have just 156 people living there. In the 1960`s the entire village was sold to three Basque families who planted vineyards to sell grapes to large producers. In 2009, the current owner bought the village and launched the new brand of Hacienda el Ternero. Their 60 hectares of vineyards are in one of the highest areas of Rioja and sit at an altitude of 650m.
What The Critics Say
"Distinctive bonfire and toasty vanilla oak underpinned by red fruit and rounded, gentle tannins." Drink 2020 - 2021
Parker's Wine Advocate, Luis Gutierrez (2013 vintage)
"Crianza" produced with Tempranillo, with measured, integrated oak aromas and flavors and a polished, sleek texture. Approachable, pleasant and easy to drink. 53,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in June 2015." Drink 2017 - 2025
Jancis Robinson (2013 vintage)
"100% Tempranillo. 12 months in French barriques. Super fruity and without much obvious oak influence. Simple but fun."
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