Bodegas Solbal

Pleasure lies in singularity

Ábalos is Solabal

We are looking to surprise, discover, and challenge the sense. We aim to convey the distinctive features of a place like no other in the world: Ábalos. A small village in the Riojan Sonsierra region where we make vines with unique personality from tall vineyards, the open sky, and south-facing slopes. Based on the experience, hard work and vision of our people and on our desire to persuade and please.

A winery in the mountain's shadow

The landscape is magnificent along the slopes decending from the Sierra de Cantabria. To the north, rise powerful limestone boulders. To the south, lays the vast Ebro valley. Ábalos is located at a hight elevation with a fresh and luminous view; it is surrounded by vineyards rooted in stark clay and limestone soil. We founded our winery here in 1988, inspired by our natural surroundings and based on the wisdom of a village dedicated to growing grapes for centuries.

The tranquil life of our wines

Cutting-edge equipment and facilities work in conjunction with traditional wine-making techniques. Small-capacity tanks and meticulous monitoring of fermetation and temperature. The barrels are made by the best coopers with French and American oak. Our winery, which has the capacity to process a million kilograms of grapes, focuses on maintaining the utmost quality. The ageing room facilitates a patient ageing process for privileged fruit: a wine made from the village's vineyards.

Enjoying a unique personality

A deep and fresh character. With each vintage our wines renew their vows with their origins. Our 120 hectares of plots form a mosaic that reflects the wealth of landscapes and microclimates in Ábalos. It is here that we grow Tempranillo and Viura grapes to create wine that faithfully reflect the charm and magic of our surroudings. Wines to taste, to pair with food, and just simply enjoy. Our wines embody a character tied to its roots and looking forward into the future, full of unforgettable experiences.

Muñarrate Tinto

Muñarrate Tinto

The delicious taste of youthfulness.
A fresh and accesible red with intense fruitiness.

Varieties: Tempranillo
Soil: Limestone clay
Age of vineyard: 15 years
Harvest date: second and third week of October
Harvest method: manual

Muñarrate Blanco

Muñarrate Blanco

The refreshing personality of Viura grapes. A bright white with an oily texture and memories of citrus fruit.

Varieties: Viura and white Malvasia
Soil: clay and limestone
Age of vineyard: 40 years
Harvest date: first week of October
Harvest method: manual

Muñarrate Rosado

Muñarrate Rosado

The vivacity of a great young rose. Floral and red fruit aromas, very flavorful in the mouth.

Varieties: Garnacha
Soil: clay and limestone
Age of vineyard: 30 years
Harvest date: mid-October
Harvest method: manual

Solabal Crianza

Solabal Crianza

Elegant expression of traditional wine-making. Fruity sensations and mature balance in good-natured and lively wine.

Varieties: Tempranillo
Soil: clay and limestone
Age of vineyard: 30 to 40 years
Harvest method: manual
Ageing: 18 months in American oak barrel (maximum age of barrels: 5 years) and 6 months in bottle.

Solabal Reserva

Solabal Reserva

Profound and elegant, with a marvelous aromatic combination of spices, sweets, and noble wood. An easy enjoy palate.

Varieties: Tempranillo
Soil: clay and limestone
Age of vineyard: 60 years
Harvest method: manual
Ageing: 24 months in American (50%) and French (50%) oak barrel, followed by 18 months in bottle.

Esculle de Solabal

Esculle de Solabal

The rugged mountainside speaks of a sophisticated wine full of energy. Aromatic, persistent and penetrating.

Varieties: Tempranillo
Soil: clay and limestone
Age of vineyard: 60 to 70 years
Harvest method: manual
Ageing: 18 months in new French oak barrel, followed by 12 months in bottle.

Vala de Solabal

Vala de Solabal

A historic wine from the most prized fruit in Ábalos: our oldest Tempranillo vines. Black fruit, potent with unique wisdom evident in its expressive ending.

Varieties: Tempranillo
Soil: clay and limestone
Age of vineyard: 90 to 100 years
Harvest method: manual
Ageing: 20 months in new French oak barrel, followed by 12 months in bottle.