GRAPE: 100% Tempranilllo


VINIFICATIONSustainable farming. Hand harvested in 15kg crates. 100% manually destemmed. Fermentation in 40HL and 80HL concrete vats. Aged 12-14 months in frech-oak barrels.

TASTING NOTES: The blooming sibling of the family is born from younger vineyards and follows the same handcrafted elaboration process as UKAN. Minimal intervention to obtain a wine full of fruit and smoothness to be enjoyed since the very beginning.

FOOD PAIRING: Barley risotto with duck confit and peas, grilled and marinated pork tenderloin, grilled lamb chops with garlic and rosemary, Rib-eye steak with parmesan and salad.



  • 91 Pts by Robert Parker ( Wine Advocate); Vntg 2019.
  • 91 Pts by James Suckling; Vntg 2019.
  • 92 Pts by Tim Atkin; Vntg 2019.

Tech Sheet:


Ukan is a small winery that follows the Bordeaux model and is focused in producing a great wine in very limited quantities.

Koldo, fifth generation of the family, leads the project with the winemaking collaboration of his cousin Eduardo. Together, they seek to reflect the Rioja Alavesa landscape into a unique wine using knowledge acquired from previous generations and adding a younger, more contemporary vision that both have learned in their international experience.

The project starts in the vineyard, where sustainable and ecological viticulture is practiced. This care for detail is spread into the elaboration process, fully hand-crafted.

They make a selection of vineyards that represent the diversity of the region and elaborate them separately to extract the best of each one.

UKAN is the result of blending these single vineyard wines. A unique wine that shows the richness and complexity of Rioja Alavesa / Sonsierra.