The Architecture of Rioja Wine
It is impossible to conceive of Bodegas Olarra without its Architecture. The design of the building, the work of Juan Antonio Ridruejo in 1973, was inspired by and for wine. In itself it constitutes a treatise of architecture applied to the winemaking process, to which it is perfectly adapted. Its most prominent feature, the roof which crowns the barrel cellar, made up of 111 hexagonal domes, is arranged in this way to prevent sharp changes of temperature. And we wanted to translate to our wines the same innovative, pioneering spirit that our central building represents. In some cases, as with Cerro Añón, restoring the perfect blending as the winemaking method, as has always been done in making great Rioja wines. In others, like Añares, by seeking a wine which adapts and evolves, to remain on trend with the passing of time. To write the history of Rioja.