The essence of our wines.
For us, the definition of “wine” is a combination of climate, soil, and grape variety. Our winery has 100 hectares of owned vineyards, where we practice a viticulture based on this principle.
We care for the vineyards delicately, allowing climate and soil to imprint their character, that we will later taste in the final result. The strong temperature contrasts between day and night provide a great sugar/acidity balance.
The soil’s features contribute by favouring a good aeration and drainage during the rainy seasons, at the same time that the underground clay contains humidity reserves for drought years. In this magic alliance the sun is in charge of governing all, he takes over the rest until the harvest.
“ Our winery has 100 hectares of owned vineyards, where we practice a viticulture based on this principle. ”
“ We care for the vineyards delicately, allowing climate and soil to imprint their character. ”
The grape variety Verdejo has been found in the area for centuries. Some maintain that it could go back to the 11th century, when Alfonso VI was king.
During that time, some new human settlements happened in the Duero river basin. Cantabri, Vascones and Mozarabs It was the latter that brought the Verdejo variety which comes from the north of Africa or of previous settlements in the south of Spain.
“ Producing very aromatic wines, fruit notes, full-bodied, glyceric and smooth, with a good acidity and a very characteristic bitterness. ”
Sauvignon Blanc variety
It is one of the most well-known vines of the world. It was introduced into the Rueda Designation of Origin during the seventies, providing the region with a modern and international demeanour.
It comes from the French Loira region where it is the essential component for the production of white Bordeaux wines.
Its adaptation to our region has been perfect. The differences between the soil and the climate, and more hours of sun than in the Loira and Bordeaux region, allow us to obtain unique results.
“ This grape is considered, next to the Chardonnay grape, the finest variety of the white vines. ”
Its cultivation started in the area in the fifties. At the time, the wines were aged in wooden barrels or by exposure to sunlight, to achieve oxidation and ageing.
The Viura variety complements Verdejo lovely. It takes away the seriousness and provides more lightness and a brighter note. Traditionally the Rueda wines contain this variety.
“Thin skin and golden colour, its fragrances are of medium intensity, of white fruits. Its wines are fresh, delicate and very easy to drink. ”