Bideona – from Basque bide ona (= the right way), was created to express the potential of the traditional vineyards of the Basque part of Rioja, the Rioja Alavesa into focus.
Bideona's Rioja wines are said to be defined more by their storage character than by the aging aromas. They are therefore categorized into three quality levels, the regional wines, the local wines and the individual sites. Around 300 small plots are cultivated, some of which are owned by the company itself, as well as plots from contract winegrowers who have been long-standing grape suppliers for Bideona. The great potential lies in the old vines, which are on average around 50 years old, some plots are even much older and were planted in the 1920s to 1940s.
The wines of the Rioja Alavesa are considered to be the most elegant of the Rioja subzones, they are fresh, aromatic, precise and also very long-lasting thanks to their noticeable fine tannins. This character is characterized on the one hand by the altitude of the Alavesa and the more calcareous soils compared to the other Rioja zones. The Tempranillo dominates the list of varieties, but there are also very subtle and exciting white wines here, mostly made from the Viura grape variety.