Roberto Oliván is one of the leading names among the new generation of young producers in Rioja. He is based in Viñaspre, a hamlet in the district of Lanciego, situated beneath the Sierra Cantabria mountains.

High altitude (around 620 metres) and replanos, (tableland areas with distinctive limestone and sandstone soils), are the key geographical elements of the region and provide a unique character to his range of wines. His flagship wine is Tentenublo, the name given to the ringing of bells aimed at fighting off hailstorms in some Rioja villages. This is a fresh, elegant red, made predominantly from Tempranillo and Garnacha, and aged in French oak barrels for 9 months. He also produces a fruit-driven red called Xérico which pays homage to his grandfather who appears on the label. This wine comes from limestone soils and is Tempranillo with a little Viura added to the blend.

Roberto has gradually been purchasing more plots of old vines around Viñaspre and also produces a range of single vineyard Riojas in tiny quantities called Escondite del Ardacho, named after a native lizard species. Ageing for this range is in second use French oak barrels for 9 months without racking.

Veriquete is 0.4 hectare plot and a blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha, Viura and Malvasia. The vines are 50-105 years old and positioned at 595m altitude. 2175 bottles produced. El Abundillano is 0.95 of a hectare and a blend of Garnacha, Tempranillo and Malvasia. The vines are 91-106 years old and positioned at 590m altitude. 1595 bottles produced. Las Guillermas is 0.6 hectare plot and a blend of Tempranillo and Viura. The vines are 66 years old and positioned at 400m altitude. 2075 bottles produced.

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Rioja Xerico Tentenublo
V , VF , OTempranillo, Viura
Rioja Tentenublo
M , V , VF , OTempranillo, Garnacha (Grenache)
Rioja Escondite del Ardacha Veriquete
V , VF , OTempranillo, Garnacha (Grenache), Viura, Malvasia
Rioja Escondite del Ardacho El Abundillo
V , VF , OGarnacha (Grenache), Tempranillo, Malvasia
Rioja Escondite del Ardacho Las Guillermas
V , VF , OTempranillo, Viura
Rioja Xerico Tentenublo V , VF , OTempranillo, Viura
Rioja Tentenublo M , V , VF , OTempranillo, Garnacha (Grenache)
Rioja Escondite del Ardacha Veriquete V , VF , OTempranillo, Garnacha (Grenache), Viura, Malvasia
Rioja Escondite del Ardacho El Abundillo V , VF , OGarnacha (Grenache), Tempranillo, Malvasia
Rioja Escondite del Ardacho Las Guillermas V , VF , OTempranillo, Viura

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