VINEYARDS & WINERIES
Old vines, unique grounds and cellar masters
After several generations dedicated to grape-growing and vineyard maintainance, the current heirs made the decision to become winemakers. To do so, we reached and agreement with a family that owned a neighboring winery, who allowed us to use their facilities to make our first bottles.
Encouraged by the response of the sector, but limited by the same conditioning factors as any winery, we ventured in the search of other varieties, terroirs and climates that, with a team of professionals, would allow us to produce the special wines we imagined.
Red, White and Hairy Garnacha
At the Les Rotes state, in Els Guiamets, we find 2.6 ha of vineyards planted in the 1950s. At 300 meters above sea level and protected from the breeze by the mountains, the terroir is calcareous, with clays, dolomites and nodules formed by gypsum, sand and flint. The southeast orientation and the microclimate influenced by river Ebro with contrasting temperatures raise polyphenols, producing fruity and aromatic wines. The winery occupies the ground floor of a family home where we make long-aging wines using traditional methods in acacia, cherry or chestnut barrels.
RIBERA DEL DUERO
In Roa we find the El Cardenal estate, with an area of 5.3 ha at 800 meters above sea level. It is a plot of vines with very low productivity and more than 65 years old, of the Tempranillo variety. The climate is Mediterranean with a continental character and marked thermal oscillations throughout the seasons that produce a strong skin. The terroir has limestone sediments, clay soils and stony areas in the upper parts, which add complexity and structure to the wine. The aging takes place in French and American oak barrels with a medium toast controlled by the winemaker.