In 1994, Pablo Eguzkiza and Telmo Rodríguez created a Garnacha from old bush vineyards in Navarra. The wine was called Alma (soul). This is how the business started, originally under the name of Compañía de Vinos de La Granja. From the start, the aim of the company has been to use native Spanish varieties. This philosophy originally differed from the on-going interest in the planting of foreign varieties, pretty much in every Spanish vineyard region.
This 100% Tempranillo, Corriente (tide) comes from the vineyards in Rioja Alavesa which is the smallest of the three wine-producing sub-regions in Rioja. its vineyards lie at high altitudes resulting in cooler temperatures that help the grapes to acquire and retain moderate acid levels and good color. the soil on the slopes and terraces is rich in chalky clay and limestone, resulting in wines that are characterful and concentrated.