Carlos Serres is located in Haro, the Rioja wine capital and is named after its founder.
Haro’s climate and terroir make it perfect for achieving elegantly balanced wines. These traits did not go unnoticed by Carlos Serres, who found they reminded him of the vineyards in Bordeaux which produced already in his time some of the best wines in the world.
The soul of Carlos Serres wines is in their vineyard: Finca El Estanque. Covering 60 hectares in south-eastern Haro-Rioja, it became a true landmark when espalier training was implemented in the early 1980s. The training system increased leaf surface exposure, thereby enabling better ripening in all grape varieties and improved cluster aeration. This allows for more environmentally-friendly growing practices and fewer treatments.
Finca El Estanque has mostly chalky-clay soils with a high gravel content, perfect for growing Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazuelo, Maturana Tinta and Viura, which are used to make Reservas, Gran Reservas and the limited production Onomástica.
Cold, long winters, mild summers with temperature contrasts, high rainfall figures and a diversity of soils make the Haro terroir truly exceptional for Rioja wine. The vinery combines these perfect conditions and applies traditional ageing in Bordeaux barrels.