A landscape of extremes
When we landed in Spain in 2003 we were blown away by the rugged countryside around Calatayud. This is a landscape of extremes: the stark contrasts of the continental climate; the extreme diurnal temperature change and the seasonal temperature changes; the variety of soils from slate, to clay to iron rich wild west scenery; the altitude of the vineyards; the aromas of the mountain herbs…
Dry Grown Vines
All of our vineyards are dry-grown and this, coupled with the unique terroir, produces grapes and wines that are naturally low-yielding, concentrated but always fresh and finely balanced. Our vineyards are based around the towns of Villarroya de la Sierra, Cervera de la Cañada and Torralba.
The majority of our vines are between 50 and 115 years old. We also have some new plantations with a focus on the recuperation of old clones and indigenous varieties. Our vineyards are between 700 and 950 metres above sea level.
Innovation in the Vineyard
With the new plantings programmed for 2021-22, our Estate will extend to over 34 hectares. All of our new plantings are single stake (eje vertical) or high bush vine (vaso alto). This respects the vertical nature of the Garnacha, aids homogeneity of shoot and grape positioning and ripening, and also minimises disease pressure therefore reducing the need for treatments.