The family winery Medrano Irazu is located in the town of Elvillar, in Álava, with vineyards at the foot of Sierra Cantabria. They are divided into two collections: Medrano Irazu and Amador Medrano, with their so-called ‘Finca wines’.
Bodegas Medrano Irazu has been working since 1984 in the production and marketing of wines with Rioja designation of origin. Located in the town of Elvillar (Álava), this family winery took its first steps in the wine sector by the hand of its founder Luis Medrano, at a time when only young red wine was made.
After a generational change in 1995, Luis's son, Amador, becomes head of the winery. This change also means a renewal in terms of the type of wines that are made, since it goes from young red wines to white wines and oaked wines as well.
Over the years the winery has continued to incorporate new ideas, among which the creation of its Amador Medrano collection stands out. This is composed of seven wines made with the selection of the best grapes from five of the family estates: Las Aguzaderas, Valdagamarra, El Encinal, Los Llanos and Santa Águeda, all located at the foot of Sierra Cantabria.
These estate wines stand out for their touches of wood, which are achieved thanks to the use of vats and French oak barrels for their elaboration and subsequent aging. Within the collection of Amador Medrano we find red, white and rosé wines made with Tempranillo, Graciano, Garnacha and Viura.
On the other hand there are the Medrano Irazu wines, which are made with the varieties of grapes that grow in the rest of the 39 hectares of own vineyard and 75 hectares controlled by the Family Winery of Elvillar. This collection consists of six bottles of wine, five of them red wines made with Tempranillo grapes, and the other a white mixture of Viura and Malvasia.
In addition to these collections, Bodegas Medrano Irazu also produces a special wine called 7 Virtudes Selección. It is a sweet white wine of the Muscatel and Viura grape varieties that surprises with its finesse and freshness in the mouth.
Medrano Irazu winery works every day to achieve a balance and unique characteristics of their wines that make them stand out within the wine sector, something that is achieved thanks to the quality of their wines.