Our vineyards are situated in a unique location in the villages of Abalos and Samaniego at an altitude of between 520 m and 580 m above sea level and protected on the right by the River Ebro and on the left by the Sierra Cantabria Mountains.
This marvellous land has exceptional natural conditions for growing vines in that it is influenced by a mixture of two climates, the Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
We have won numerous prizes over the years thanks to the area’s special microclimate, the exceptional care we devote to our vines and the selection of our best grapes.
Our vineyards extend over 24.2 hectares with calcareous clay soils.
The vines are an average of 45 years old. 90% belong to the Tempranillo variety, 5% to the Viura white grape variety and 5% to other varieties. This allows us to produce wines that can be aged in the barrel, and young wines obtained by carbonic maceration.
The term “microclimate” describes the climate of a specific area whose characteristics change significantly over short distances due to the soil friction coefficient, to the type of soil, to the orientation and inclination of the land surface, to the plant cover, to the moisture content of the soil, etc. This is climate at an organism scale and it is studied to highlight the importance of the medium.
Microclimate refers to very small areas. We could almost talk about varying climate conditions at vine level depending on the training system, the way they are pruned, the different agricultural tasks, the watering, the strength of the plants, the foliar surface, etc., all of which depend on the grape variety. This shows that the behaviour of the vines is the sum of the responses of the behaviour of all the different organs of the plants, which is closely linked with the local climate in which they grow (in the same geographic and climatic situation a vine that is trained in espalier formation does not grow in the same way as a vine trained on a pergola, as the exposure of the plant’s organs to the climatic elements is different)
In order to understand microclimate, it is also necessary to understand the link with the meteorological conditions at a much larger scale (mesoclimate and macroclimate), given that the microclimate is the result of the interaction of climate at a higher scale with the elements of the immediate landscape in the area being studied.