Bodegas Valdelana is situated in Elciego, noble birthplace of Rioja Alavesa wines. There, the Valdelana family has been tending their grapes since the 19th century. The chalky-clay, ochre-color soil endows a delicate aroma and smooth palate, resulting in full-bodied wines that are perfect for aging. The climate is perfect for vine cultivation. Protected from the Northerly winds by the Cantabrian Mountains, the south easterly orientation of the vineyards towards the Ebro, known as “carasol” (sun facing), ensures optimum ripening. 97% of Rioja Alavesa wine is based on Tempranillo complemented with Graciano, both indigenous grape varieties of Rioja.