Summers are dry with temperatures up to 35-40°C, and in winter it can drop to -20°, but usually never colder than -5° to -10°C.
The average annual temperature is about 11°C with a frost-free period of 120 days while the average growing season is 180 days. Because of this and the high elevations, getting grapes to fully ripen is a challenge every year in our region.
Furthermore, in the summer and autumn months when the vineyard is developing its fruit, there are marked differences in temperature from day to night.
In high summer the daytime temperature may reach 40ºC and, at night, it may drop to as low as 10ºC, creating a frost danger at the beginning and end of the season.
This temperature change benefits the vine because it allows it to “sleep”, or remain dormant, at night, thereby creating daily cycles that give an unmistakably distinctive character to the wine.
This requires that the vine's annual growth period be relatively short, and when coupled with the strong contrasts of daytime and nighttime temperatures, it makes the vine develop a unique character, with copious structure and great longevity. Hence, we have achieved here the perfect adaptation of the Tempranillo variety, which, as its name suggests, is a variety that matures early. Because it also buds and sets its fruit late, this variety avoids possible spring frosts.