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Terroir

In Sonsierra we have a total of 570 hectares of our own vineyards, where we grow vines with average ages ranging from 20 to 130 years old. Some of them have belonged to the members of our winery for generations. Our vineyards have deep, clay-limestone soil in which we only grow Tempranillo and Macabeo grapes; these native varieties have proved themselves to be the best-adapted to our soil, and over time have flourished to produce wines that are renowned throughout the world. 

Soils with little organic material help limit production levels, thereby increasing the quality of the grape clusters.

A balanced structure (sand, silt and clay) that is rich in limestone provides the perfect medium for the Tempranillo variety.

The result is a good balance of acidity and an ideal concentration of aromas and flavours, producing wines that are perfect for ageing.