The townships of Pardilla, Moradillo,… (in the Province of Burgos), are inside the area covered by the Ribera del Duero denomination and possess soil composition characteristics that are quite unique. These soils are excellent for the cultivation of vines. Our ancestors have left us their legacy and we feel that it is our very gratifying responsibility to look after it.
We currently work 14 hectares of old vineyards, some of which are 100 years old. Our aim is to maintain and, in many cases, recover those vines that are between 50 and 100 years old. Some of these small pieces of land are located on slopes. The distances between rows and vines (2 x 2 m ) mean that mechanization is not an option.
As a result of the lack of young vine growers and the ease with which it is possible to work on large vineyards many of these lands that produced just small amounts of grape, but excellent wines, have been abandoned.
The clonal diversity of these vines, of the tempranillo grape variety, is a treasure that should be preserved. Nor can we ignore the great varietal richness that exists in these old Ribera del Duero vineyards. This richness was left to us by our ancestors. Varieties such as Albillo Blanco, Pirulés, Garnacha Blanca, Moscatel, Airén, Bobal and Valenciana, Garnacha Tinta, Garnacha Tintorera, Monastrell, Juan García … All these varieties which survive with difficulty in the Ribera del Duero are being disregarded and undervalued in our area and have all but disappeared here. This is because they do not match conventional standards and tastes.
The condition of the soil, the climate, the altitude and the age of these vineyards enable us to produce wines that are unique.