- 100% Tempranillo
In 1885, at only 20 years old, his father, Mr. Felipe Lagunilla San Martín, founded Bodegas Lagunilla. He had one daughter, Mrs. Casilda Lagunilla Artacho and a son, Mr. Joaquín Lagunilla Artacho, who took over the winery in 1927. Under his leadership, he established labels such as Vallezarza, Valderrín and most important to us, Viña Herminia in 1949, founded in honour of his wife.
Finally at the end of the ‘90s, the Grupo Caballero, decided to enter the world of La Rioja wines. In doing so, they contacted Viñedos de Aldeanueva S. Coop. creating the Bodegas Viña Herminia, SL in December 1997.
The winery is fully equipped and has a modern building constructed in the form of an H, symbolizing the initial of the Herminia brand, which is home to 8,000 American French and Eastern Europe oak barrels.
The best La Rioja wines owe their quality to altitude, benefitting from the vast differences between the day and nighttime temperatures, which allow the grapes to develop a significant complexity and quality.
At the border of the Lower La Rioja lie the foothills of the Pyrenees. Due to the altitude and orientation, certain slopes enjoy considerable sunshine throughout the day, which means relatively high temperatures during the day in contrast to intense cold at night, offering optimal conditions for producing exceptional quality grapes.
The goal is to create La Rioja wines of the highest caliber. This ambitious proposal has been a successful venture from the very beginning. The results are stylish wines whose excellence is celebrated through the numerous awards and national and international recognition they have achieved.
Another important factor in the quality of Viña Herminia wines is the aging in oak barrels, which have an average of 3 years’ use, imparting tannins and a range of nuances depending on the oak’s origin- primarily American, French and Eastern Europe.