Our objective is to create an exceptional wine that genuinely reflects its privileged origin; where two factors combine that permit us to make great wines. The first is a naturally exceptional environment for grapes and great wine making. The second is our tradition of care and attention to detail that remains ever vigilant to cultivate perfection.
From this combination of factors emerges a collection of unique limited-release wines, unmistakably authentic, and each a faithful reflection of its origins.
The vines grow on steep slopes in a rocky soil composed of lime and sand. They are trellised alongside the Duero River on the south-facing hillsides in rows oriented so as to balance out the sunlight. The vineyards are situated midway between the valley and the highlands, amid a special micro-climate that naturally protects the vines from the spring frosts and which, together with the austere soil, sparks the genesis of wines that are expressive, powerful, long-lived and distinctive.
The natural ventilation of the hillsides, the ample sunlight, and the marked contrast in temperature between the midday heat and the coolness of the night are ideal conditions for the perfect ripening of the Tinta Fino grape, which is a variant of the Tempranillo that is acclimated to the rigors of our land.
Our winemaking philosophy is simple—it is to treat the vines with the utmost respect. We do not use herbicides or chemical fertilizers and we work the soil minimally.
We believe that wine is born and made on the vine. The grape is paramount. Only the most perfect, unblemished grapes are used—handpicked outdoors first, and then again, inside the winery, where fermentation is started using natural, native yeasts and where our pact with the grape becomes predicated on non-intervention.
Once in the wine cellar, the grapes are cooled and then we, with much patience, extreme thoroughness, and utmost respect throughout the entire process, imbue the wine with the best the grape can offer, using the least intervention possible in the most natural way—nature's way.