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The Winery

The Bodega Balbás winery is located in the Spanish town of La Horra, in the south of the Burgos province, in the heart of Ribera del Duero.  Its history begins in 1771 with its founder, Abundio Balbás, who produced red wine using his own grapes for local consumption, which he transported in wineskins (odres) that he manufactured himself.  The Balbás family continued to make wineskins until the arrival of glass bottles.   

Today the winery is managed by Juan José Balbás, Abundio’s great-great grandson. Juan José  has been involved with the winery and the business since he was a young boy, inheriting the knowledge gained from his grandfather and father, and became a professional winemaker at the age of 26. 


The Vineyards

Bodegas Balbás owns a large number of vineyards within a region in Ribera del Duero referred to as the Golden Diamond, where the combination of soil and climate produce exception quality wines. In total there are 102 hectares (296 acres) of planted vines producing Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

Harvesting is done by hand, generally in the first few weeks of October, with yields ranging between one thousand and five thousand kilos per hectare (265-1320 gallons per 2.5 acres). Production capacity and vinification practices create distinctive, deep and intense wines that are very characteristic of the Ribera region.


Selected Bottles

Balbás – Rosado

Balbás – VERDEJO

Balbás Verdejo is an extremely carefree wine, lemon yellow in colour and green sparkles that denote liveliness. The nose is finely complex with aromas of tropical fruits such as banana, pineapple and mango. A very expressive, full palate, it achieves a creamy and long-lasting finish but without losing the essential freshness that epitomises this wine.

Balbás – Barrica 5

Balbás – Crianza 18

Balbás Crianza is a wine made with 90% Tempranillo and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon grape varieties.  The grapes are harvested from the La Calleja, Barroso and La Trinitaria estates, from vines 35-45 years old.  Aged for a year and a half in French oak barrels, the result is a powerful and fleshy wine that is full of character.  

It has an intense cherry red color and purplish rim, with aromas of vanilla, toasted wood, and hints of green pepper typical of Cabernet Sauvignon. A silky red with a smooth palate throughout, ending in a long and, above all, highly elegant finish. 

Balbás – Reserva 24