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Vistalegre

Tempranillo

The high cost of the fertile land near the ebro river (which at the time was used to grow cereal) meant that in 1929 our great-grandfather balbino had to settle for the purchase of land with one of the poorest yet most complex soils in the region. Today we are privileged to be those entrusted with preserving this magical land.

VISTALEGRE

The family’s vineyard since 1929

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.

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Carralaguardia

Tempranillo

Hand-destemmed, grape by grape. A unique vineyard, the result of a landscape that combines mediterranean and atlantic elements, bestowing silkiness, freshness and minerality to its wines.

CARRALAGUARDIA

Silkiness, freshness and minerality

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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Everest

Tempranillo

Everest represents the eagerness of our father José Antonio Martínez to reach the top, when in 2001 he decided to start making this wine with a clear philosophy, a unique vineyard for a unique wine.

LA CHOZA

The origin of a great wine

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.
The traditional conical stone structure that gave shelter from bad weather to our forebears gave the name to this land: La Choza – the Spanish word for hut.

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San Quiles

Graciano

The San Quiles settlement, a defensive enclosure on the slopes of monte San Quiles at which roman remains have been found that date back to the origins of the village of Baños de Ebro. The find consisted of a gravestone, as well as five coins known as maravedíes and fragments of ceramic vessels from latter settlements.

SAN QUILES

The origins of our village

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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La Cicatera

Garnacha

From the austere soils comes the mystery of its sublime fragility. It has finesse, balance and elegance in abundance.

LA CICATERA

A wine from poor, chalky soil

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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Villacardiel

Tempranillo

Villacardiel is in a protected archaeological area at which the remains of medieval necropolis have been unearthed, as well as numerous dolmens and stone wine presses hewn out of the rock which date back to the 12th to 15th centuries and reflect the long wine-making tradition in this landscape.

VILLACARDIEL

A magical place steeped in history

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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Altún

Tempranillo

Altún is a true reflection of the perfect symbiosis between the vineyards in three of the villages that are held in the highest international esteem in the production of great wines.

THE ORIGIN

Vineyards in Baños de Ebro, Laguardia, and San Vicente de la Sonsierra

Vines planted on soil with widely varying geological and edaphological characteristics. Limestone, gravel and clay all combine in this unusual balance of poor soil and a climate marked by sharp contrasts. 25- to 70-year-old sustainably cultivated goblet-trained and unirrigated vines.

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Albiker

Tempranillo and Viura

The first wines from history were made by storing whole, unpeeled grapes which resulted in intra-cellular fermentation. Today, Albiker maintains this same essence, that of carbonic maceration.

THE ORIGIN

Traditional carbonic maceration

20- to 50-year-old goblet trained vines in Baños de Ebro and Elciego. The grapes are grown with the utmost respect for the environment, treating the soil as a living thing with continuous dedication to ensure the highest possible quality.

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Ana de Altún

Viura and Malvasía

Produced by Iker and Alberto in honour of their mother, Ana, from grape vines between 30 and 60 years old, planted by their grandparents on the hillsides of Baños de Ebro.

THE ORIGIN

Mature vines on the Baños de Ebro hillsides

15 small plots on land with slopes up to 25%, characteristic of the area, where our grandparents planted viura and malvasía grape vines on the hillsides (known here as las cabezadas). The land is generally poor with low yields, which limits production and produces a grape that is smaller than usual.

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Altún Rosé

Tempranillo

The search for freshness has led us to select these six vineyards on our highest land, where the cold nights and el cierzo – a strong, cold dry wind – makes them unique.

THE ORIGIN

Highland Tempranillo

Altún Rosé comes from six carefully chosen plots of land in Laguardia and San Vicente de la Sonsierra at an altitude of between 550 and 650 metres above sea level. Goblet trained vines planted mainly on the hillside, with an Atlantic climate with a certain Mediterranean influence.