Bodegas Gómez Cruzado produces fine and elegant wines in the Barrio de la Estación de Haro, in La Rioja. With the terroirs in Rioja Alta and Alavesa.
The origin of GÓMEZ CRUZADO dates back to 1886, date in which D. Ángel Gómez de Arteche, Mexican nobleman related to the dukedom of Moctezuma of Tultengo, decides to elaborate and bottle wines in Haro, in the heart of the Rioja Alta. Born in the Barrio de la Estación de Haro, one of the centenary wineries that writes the history of modern Rioja at the end of the 19th century.
After its foundation, in 1916 GÓMEZ CRUZADO is bought by D. Agustín and D. Jesús Gómez Cruzado, of Riojan origin, from whom it takes its current name. After the succession of several investors over the decades, with the turn of the century, the winery arrives at the hands of the current owners, the Baños family, originally from the Riojan town of Badarán and resident in Mexico, thus recovering its family character.
GÓMEZ CRUZADO is currently under the direction of the tandem formed by David González and Juan Antonio Leza, two young winemakers and winemakers with more than a decade of specialized work as consultants for important projects in different wine-growing areas. David and Juan Antonio began to have contact with Gómez Cruzado in 2008 and today is their passion.
The starting point of the quality of the wines of Gómez Cruzado is the vineyard that forms the traditional landscape, formed by small 'hawthorn' of old vineyard cultivated in the highest areas of Rioja Alta and Alavesa, where it is possible to produce great wines with attachment to the terroir. A heritage that comes from the ancestral practice of a sustainable and reasoned viticulture. The wines of Gómez Cruzado are born in the vineyard with a mixture of grapes from almost 100 different controlled plots, divided into three perfectly defined zones.
We produce grapes from three very different terroirs: Viñedos del Alto Najerilla, Bajo Najerilla and Sierra Cantabria. Together, as if they were pieces of a puzzle, they make up the personality of our wines. Three microclimates and three types of soil that show the wealth of nuances treasured by the DOCa. Rioja
The mythical zone along the skirt of the Sierra Cantabria (Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Alta). Vessels grown in whitish, poor soils of clay-calcareous composition. Most of them in 'carasoles' in the highest part of the sierra, up to 750 meters. Very close to the natural border that separates the Mediterranean climate from the Atlantic in the Iberian Peninsula, they are the only vineyards in Rioja where this Atlantic influence on the climate is patent. These strains give us wines with characteristic typicity, freshness and elegance.
Vineyards located in the triangle formed by the populations of Uruñuela, Cenicero and Torremontalbo (Rioja Alta), at the mouth of Najerilla on the Ebro River. Landscape formed by old Tempranillo vessels, cultivated in alluvial soils of pebbles, with an average altitude 500 m It is a somewhat warmer area, with a notable Mediterranean influence. The vinoselaborados possess high maturity and excellent storage capacity.
Garnachas del Alto Najerilla (Rioja Alta) -cultivated in an enclave located in the Sierra de la Demanda. Vineyards in glass, with an age of over 80 years. They were driven in clay-ferrous soils, on slopes facing north, at an approximate altitude of 750 meters, where the dominant climate is the extreme continental. The grapes obtained in these vineyards stand out for their great fruit character and marked acidity.
Gómez Cruzado Vendimia Seleccionada Variety Tempranillo 50%, Garnacha 45% and Maturana Tinta 5%, from vines over 30 years old Vintage 2020 € 10.20 per bottle Box of 12 Bottles
Honorable The oldest vineyards of Gómez Cruzado, which, apart from Tempranillo, also give prominence to Garnacha, Graciano, Mazuelo and Viura. 2016 24.90 Bottle
Gómez Cruzado Pancrudo 100% Garnacha of old vineyards cultivated in glass in Badarán (high Najerilla). A fine, elegant wine with a flavor of its land.