Viña Zaco

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An iconic wine that puts the terroir in the center. Viña Zaco was a wine launched in the first half of 20th century. That was a transgression at that time when wineries put more effort on highlighting its aristocratic origins. Relaunched now 100 years after Viña Zaco's vineyard purchase.


vintage 2017
91 points
James Suckling
Master Medal
The Drinks Business - Rioja Masters
96 points
Guía Gourmets
96 points
Guía Proensa
Silver Medal
Mundus Vini Spring Tasting
Mayte Calvo de la Banda
Bodegas Bilbaínas Oenologist

Deep, intense, cherry-red with red with red with violet hues; very lively.


Spicy notes of liquorice and dark fruit. Floral nuances of violets and fruit. Floral nuances of violets and jasmine. Hints of smoke and balsam.


Gentle upon entry, broad and generous, well structured on the palate with rounded tannins for superb balance. A long and mineral finish.

Varieties and Analysis


Contains sulfites


Alcohol volume (%)

D.O.Ca. Rioja

Designation of Origin



Red wine



Suitable for vegans
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The Winery

Founded in 1901 in the town of Haro’s legendary Station Quarter, Bodegas Bilbaínas is the longest-standing bottling winery in Rioja.  It also has the most extensive underground cellars in the region and a greater area of vineyards than any other winery in the town: 250 hectares of high quality vines, which supply the winery with its own grapes, ensuring that they can be processed quickly without losing their qualities.  Viña Pomal is its flagship brand, which embodies the Rioja Alta's best winemaking tradition. These are exceptional wines that have remained faithful to the classic style of authentic Rioja from the outset.

Elaboration - Vinification 

Se-stemming with a great deal of care to avoid breaking the grapes.

Hand harvest in 15 kg crates. Cold maceration for 12 -18h prior to selection. After de-stemming with a great deal of care to avoid breaking the grapes, the berries are selected prior to vatting, removing all the green parts and any damaged grapes. The fermentation is carried out in open concrete lagares, using daily manual pumping over to improve  extraction. The total maceration was 21 days, devatting when it had reached the peak of its balance and expression. Malolactic fermentation was carried out in medium-toast French oak barrels in their second year. It underwent subsequent ageing in 1,200 litre French oak foudres over 20 months.

Vineyard -Viticulture

Viña Zaco, located on a meander of the Ebro, enjoys exceptional characteristics.

Viña Zaco, located on a meander of the Ebro, on Pleistocene terraces, of the most recent quaternary period, enjoys exceptional characteristics. Intermediate and lower terraces are constructed fundamentally of conglomerates, rounded pebbles and chalk, enclosed in a reddish coloured sand and limonitic matrix that means that the texture of soil is rich in sand throughout. 14Ha at 448m elevation. Deep sand with alluvial boulders on the surface. 35 y.o . bush vines. Very low yields (2.000 kg/Ha).

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