Our vineyards are made up 100% of the Tempranillo grape variety or Tinta Fina (as it’s known locally) and are located in Sotillo de la Ribera, a village of 500 inhabitants in the province of Burgos.
Situated in the northern part of the Ribera del Duero appellation, in the highest part of the Duero valley, the vineyards lie at 850 to 930 metres above sea level and are contained within a privileged enclave. The high altitude brings about sharp contrasts of temperature between day and night-time, with swings of over 15ºC, which enhance grape ripening during the day while the low night temperatures preserve good acidity.
The soils in which the vines are grown range from limestone in the high parts (930m above sea level) to sandy-clay, sandy, and pebbly, as the land slopes down to lower altitudes. With this diversity of soil types, in which the Tinta Fina or Tempranillo expresses different characteristics, our wines acquire a complex range of flavours.
The concept of “terroir” refers to the interaction of various factors which contribute to the character of the wine: the climate, soil, grape variety and actions of the individual vine grower. In order to produce wines that express their terroir, the vineyard’s soil characteristics must be carefully respected, and only with an organic approach can maximum expression of terroir be achieved.