Ribera del Duero Vineyards

1,400 ha

VINEYARDS

ur technical team, compounded by oenologists and agricultural engineers, keep strict control of our vineyards, always looking for the best quality in our grapes for the elaboration of our wines. This is no easy task, since we control 1,400 hectares throughout the Ribera del Duero, expanding through Valladolid, Burgos and Segovia provinces.

SOILS

Within our vineyards, we have a diversity of soils that run across the Duero river. In general, they are loose, poor in organic matter and predominantly limestone. Most of the time they are franc and/or sandy franc in texture.

ORIENTATION

Most of our vineyards sit on south facing hills, giving them optimal sunlight for maturation.

ALTITUDE

Situated on badlands, within 900mts a.s.l. and in valleys, with an altitude between 750 and 800 mts a.s.l.

CONTROLS

We keep strict control of the vineyards throughout the year as well as sanitary control of plagues and diseases.

GRAPE

Our wines are 100% Tinta del País (Tempranillo)

Planted in trellis (60%) and bush (40%)

Espaldera
60%
Vaso
40%
Tempranillo

MANUAL
HARVEST

Vineyards are subdivided by optimal date of harvesting to make sure they will be recollected at the precise time of maturation.

All our harvest is done manually, using 20kg crates.

Once the fruit arrives at the winery, it is manually selected in our selection tables. We do double selection, first by bunch and then by grape.

CLIMATE

RAINFALL

Very low rainfall, with an average of 450mm per year.

SUMMER

Dry and very warm summers, with temperatures of over 35ºC

WINTER

Very long and cold winter with night frost. Temperatures plummet to -18 ºC

DAY/NIGHT OCCILATION

Thermal occilations favor a slow and gradual maturation of the fruit, giving it good sugar content and higher concentration of tannins, polyphenols and color of wine.

SUNLIGHT EXPOSURE

Continental climate with mediterranean influence with more than 2400 hours of sunlight per year.

CLIMATE INFLUENCE

This climate has a great influence on our vineyards, specially in the vegetative cycle. It is key in the development of the vine and fruit maturation, which gives its particular characteristic of the Tempranillo.