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OUR VINEYARDS

Origin, Character and Differentiation

Throughout our history, we have accumulated vineyards with different types of soil that are brimming with life, with a range of climatic conditions and native grape varieties which transmit all of their character to our wines. If we add the human component and our knowledge, we then have the concept of terroir which identifies us and sets us apart.

We cultivate 120 acres of our own land, spread across 23 plots in Baños de Ebro, Laguardia, San Vicente and Elciego, with a respectful approach to cultivation based on organic, sustainable concepts.

Among these vineyards, special mention should be made of six plots in particular, each with its own identity and an indescribable beauty, from which we make our own wines:

Villacardiel

Area: 19,1 Hectares (47,2 acres)
A Tempranillo vineyard in Laguardia at 630 metres above sea level in the foothills of the Sierra de Cantabria mountain range, with the vines rooted in shallow, chalky soil. The wine-growing is sustainable and respectful to the environment in a climate marked by sharp contrasts.

Wine from this vineyard:
Altún Villacardiel

Villacardiel


Area: 19,1 Hectares (47,2 acres)
A Tempranillo vineyard in Laguardia at 630 metres above sea level in the foothills of the Sierra de Cantabria mountain range, with the vines rooted in shallow, chalky soil. The wine-growing is sustainable and respectful to the environment in a climate marked by sharp contrasts.
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Wine from this vineyard:
Altún La Cicatera

La Cicatera

Area: 1,9 Hectares (4,7 acres)
Vineyard planted with Garnacha grapes at 500 metres above sea level in Baños de Ebro, characterised by its poor, chalky soil with a high level of active limestone that regulates the vines’ absorption of nutrients.

La Cicatera


Area: 1,9 Hectares (4,7 acres)
Vineyard planted with Garnacha grapes at 500 metres above sea level in Baños de Ebro, characterised by its poor, chalky soil with a high level of active limestone that regulates the vines’ absorption of nutrients.
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San Quiles

Area: 0,78 Hectares (1,93 acres)
A Graciano grape vineyard located at 450 metres above sea level in Baños de Ebro, N-SW facing, rooted on the San Quiles hillside. A Graciano grape vineyard located at 450 metres above sea level in Baños de Ebro, N-SW facing, rooted on the San Quiles hillside. The soil varies between sandy, chalky sandstone and yellow and ochre clays (iron oxides and hydroxides). The soil is medium deep, well-drained and generally poor and low-yield in a Xeric climate. Hillside with a 20% slope, which, together with its orientation, makes it ideal for the cultivation of Graciano grapes.

Wine from this vineyard:
Altún San Quiles

San Quiles


Area: 0,78 Hectares (1,93 acres)
A Graciano grape vineyard located at 450 metres above sea level in Baños de Ebro, N-SW facing, rooted on the San Quiles hillside. A Graciano grape vineyard located at 450 metres above sea level in Baños de Ebro, N-SW facing, rooted on the San Quiles hillside. The soil varies between sandy, chalky sandstone and yellow and ochre clays (iron oxides and hydroxides). The soil is medium deep, well-drained and generally poor and low-yield in a Xeric climate. Hillside with a 20% slope, which, together with its orientation, makes it ideal for the cultivation of Graciano grapes.
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Wine from this vineyard:
Altún Everest

La Choza (Everest)

Area: 0,96 Hectares (2,4 acres)
Everest was born in the “La Choza”, a plot of land planted with Tempranillo grape vines in 1965 on a N-SE facing upper terrace of Baños de Ebro with an 11% slope, featuring shallow chalky-clay soil. This is respectful viticulture, employing growing practices based on ecological, biodynamic concepts.

La Choza (Everest)


Area: 0,96 Hectares (2,4 acres)
Everest was born in the “La Choza”, a plot of land planted with Tempranillo grape vines in 1965 on a N-SE facing upper terrace of Baños de Ebro with an 11% slope, featuring shallow chalky-clay soil. This is respectful viticulture, employing growing practices based on ecological, biodynamic concepts.
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Carralaguardia

Area: 1,74 Hectares (4,3 acres)
A Tempranillo vineyard planted in 1951 in Laguardia. Calcareous clay soil on sandstone in the highest, poorest parts, in which the plant roots have to compete with stones for their survival.
Where the soil is deeper and fresher it lies on silty-clay subsoil.

Wine from this vineyard:
Altún Carralaguardia

Carralaguardia


Area: 1,74 Hectares (4,3 acres)
A Tempranillo vineyard planted in 1951 in Laguardia. Calcareous clay soil on sandstone in the highest, poorest parts, in which the plant roots have to compete with stones for their survival.
Where the soil is deeper and fresher it lies on silty-clay subsoil.
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Wine from this vineyard:
Altún Vistalegre

Vistalegre

Area: 1,65 Hectares (4.1 acres) | Year of planting: 1974
A Tempranillo vineyard planted in 1974 in Baños de Ebro. The soil mainly lies on high terraces from the Quaternary period consisting of limestone and quartz boulders in a sandy loam matrix with a reddish hue (iron oxides and hydroxides). These terraces in turn lie on deposits from the continental Tertiary, with alternating sand, calcareous sandstone yellow and ochre clays at the head of the vineyard.

Vistalegre


Area: 1,65 Hectares (4.1 acres) | Year of planting: 1974
A Tempranillo vineyard planted in 1974 in Baños de Ebro. The soil mainly lies on high terraces from the Quaternary period consisting of limestone and quartz boulders in a sandy loam matrix with a reddish hue (iron oxides and hydroxides). These terraces in turn lie on deposits from the continental Tertiary, with alternating sand, calcareous sandstone yellow and ochre clays at the head of the vineyard.