Vineyards

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Nestled between the natural parks of Sierra de las Nieves and Grazalema, at more than 900 metres, our vineyards enjoy an ideal environment and a unique microclimate.

The plentiful spring rains (700 mm), together with the significant thermal amplitude (up to 20ºC) allows a slow ripening process, preserving the grapes acidity. The soil, largely clay and limestone in composition, retains the humidity of the rainfall and helps the plants withstand the warm summers.

This terroir allows us to grow a wide range of grape varieties: Tempranillo, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Pinot Noir – which have adapted perfectly to the special conditions of the area. We aim at conserving our environment to the fullest, which is why our viticulture is certified organic. The majority of the work is done manually and we closely control our production in order to obtain the best quality possible.

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.