Working from the selected vineyards and after careful elaboration at a controlled temperature, this wine stands for 18 months in oak barrels and 18 months in the bottle to complete the aging. The vineyards were divided into plots which gives Campo Viejo's winemaker the chance to select the grape assigned to this Reserva, depending on the potential that it shows over successive stages. The result is a round, well-balanced, and tasty wine.
Bodegas Campo Viejo is owned by Domecq Bodegas, which is a subsidiary of Pernod Ricard. The story begins in 1959 with Jose Ortiguela joining forces with Beristain at his winery, Vinos Ortiguela, to create the very first Campo Viejo wines (sold in bulk). The Campo Viejo name was based on a vineyard area in El Villar de Arnedo known as Campus Veteranus, land given to the veterans of the Roman Legion as a reward for their good service where Jose spent time as a child.