Vineyards

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The 18 hectares of vines were planted in 1999, with the philosophy of INTEGRATED PRODUCTION in order to maximise the utility of the varieties of grape: Petit Verdot, Tempranillo, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The soil is high in clay, with plenty of limestone, a combination that in the hot summers helps the vines to retain the humidity provided by the spring rains. Weed elimination is done by hand in order to avoid the use of pesticides, and grape production is limited as far as possible to a maximum of 5,000 kg per hectare, (based on a vine ratio of 5,000 per hectare) so as to achieve the highest level of quality and grape intensity.

The soil, largely clay and limestone in composition, dates back to the Quaternary Period and helps our plants to withstand the rigorous summers by retaining the humidity of the heavy spring rains. The height of the terrain, more than 900 m above sea level, added to the combined influence of the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, not only make this an ideal microclimate for slow ripening of the grape, but particularly maintains its acidity thanks to the enormous difference in temperature between the summer days and nights. 

El Encinar

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Six hectares of north-facing vines lying flush against the hillside on a steep slope almost 900 m above sea level. Here we grow Tempranillo and Pinot Noir varieties under the watchful eye of a 200 year-old holm oak tree adopted as one of the symbols of the bodega. 

El Calero

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This vineyard consists of 7 hectares planted with Merlot, Syrah and Petit Verdot varieties, stands 750 m above sea level and looks out in different directions. Dozens of holm oaks aged 100+ accompany an old olive tree, perfect example of the Mediterranean microclimate. The huge variety of aromatic herbs growing wild in the area lends character to the wines we make from the grapes in these vineyards. 

El Olivar

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Five hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon grown in an area surrounded by the olive and eucalyptus trees responsible for the balsamic hints of the wine produced with this grape.