The history of the winery Baron de Ley goes back to the 16th century in Spain's prestigious Rioja region.
Winery Baron de Ley - Rioja in perfection
At that time, the fortress of Imas was built as a massive castle and finally, in the course of a barter, it was exchanged with the Benedictine monks for the castle of Monjardín. All the lands of Imas, where today the wines of Baron de Ley have their origin, went through an eventful history in the following centuries and finally came into the possession of Baron de Ley in 1985, together with the monastery.
Thus, Barón de Ley combines modernity and history in an excellent way. The approximately 90 hectares of cultivated land of the still quite young winery are located around the old Imas monastery and new buildings, which are striking for their modern and thoughtful architecture.
Vineyards and cellar of Baron de Ley
Cultivated are - quite typical for Rioja - at Baron de Ley the grape varieties
- Tempranillo and also
- Cabernet Sauvignon.
All of them are harvested by hand to give maximum care to each grape. For vinification, Baron de Ley has a whole series of stainless steel tanks, but also large oak fermenters that hold 100 to 140 hectoliters, where the winery's oenologists like to experiment with different styles.
Baron de Ley - barrel aging in perfection
After fermentation, all Rioja wines at Baron de Ley, without exception, go into barriques. The winery can draw on the proud number of 15,000 barriques, 3000 of which are made of French oak. Even after that, Baron de Ley does not stop there. The great Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva wines mature at least another 18 months in the bottle and harmonize in the cellars to perfection.
More information aboutBaron de Ley
|Company Name:||Bodegas Barón de Ley|
|Street:||Ctra. Mendavia a Lodosa km. 5,5|
|Contact & Web|
|Telephone:||+34 948 69 43 03|
|Fax:||+34 948 69 43 04|
|Company Group:||Baron de Ley Grupo|
|Company Owner:||Baron de Ley Grupo|
|Cultivated Vineyards:||Cenicero, Mendavia, Ausejo, Carboneras|