The grape variety that we use for the production of our wines is Tempranillo. It is planted in 30 hectares of our vineyards surrounding our winery in Valbuena de Duero and also in Pesquera de Duero and Peñafiel. In addition to our own harvest, for over a decade now, we have had agreements with a small number of vine-growing families with whom we work closely throughout the year. In these vineyards, we carry out stringent grape selection to ensure that the highest quality raw material is brought into our cellars.
The grapes are sourced from vines that are up to 80 years old. These vines have deep rooting systems and are resistant to harsh weather conditions. Their yields are very low and produce very high quality wines. During the harvesting we look after the quality of the grapes, using small crates that are no more than 15 kg capacity so as to avoid any damage to the bunches. These undergo strict inspection on a sorting table, after which the berries are crushed directly above the entrance to the vat. This process is performed without the use of any mechanical lifting device.