Studies carried out by CRDO
Ribera del Duero determine that ideal soil is that which
has traditionally been dedicated to vineyards in la Ribera,
and which, as we understand from documents of different periods
must be light soil in a sunny, well-ventilated position. For
this reason the slopes facing south, south-east, with a sandy
clay soil on a limestone base close to the banks of the river
were planted with vines.
The continental-mediterranean climate of the
area with its low rainfall (400-500 litres per square metre
per year) and large variations of temperature is considered
to be ideal for producing high-quality wine. Our 15 hectares
of vineyards have traditionally been used for the cultivation
of the tinto fino ( or tempranillo)grape, some of our vines
being more than 100 years old..
Conscious of the vital importance of the grape
to the wine, we look after our vineyard following traditional
Ribera working customs, with low production at around 2,5
kilos per plant, thus guaranteeing the quality of the product.