WINES WITH THEIR OWN PERSONALITY
Continental: long, cold winters, short springs with late frosts, and hot, dry summers. These conditions force the vines to seek water deep in the soil. Rain is infrequent and falls mainly in winter.
100% Tinta de Toro. The Campo Eliseo vines are goblet-trained and grown according to organic or sustainable methods. Their density varies according to the parcels between 900 and 1100 vines per hectare. The vines are not irrigated. Their average age is 40 years.
The dark, stony alluvial soil is sandy and loamy, and rich in calcium and magnesium, allowing good irrigation. At the surface are small, rounded pebbles known as canto rodado, yellow and rust-coloured and of varying sizes, which are deposited by the River Duero. The pale stones reflect the sun's rays and store a certain amount of heat at night, when the temperature drops.
Tinta de Toro: A variety of Tempranillo native to the D.O. Toro appellation, with its own ampelographic characteristics. This noble Spanish grape variety produces wines that are well-structured yet also have great finesse.
Created in 1980, the D.O. Rueda appellation is situated in the north of Spain, in Castile and León, between two major red-wine appellations: Toro to the northwest and Ribera del Duero to the east. The region traditionally produces white wines from the Verdejo, Viura, Sauvignon Blanc and Palomino varieties. Rueda is located in the central area, in a depression formed by the River Duero.
Continental: with long, cold winters, short springs with the risk of late frosts, and hot, dry summers, disrupted only by untimely storms. These factors force the vines to seek their nutrients deep in the soil. Rain is infrequent, ranging from a minimum of 300 mm to a maximum of 500 mm per year. The variation in daytime and night-time temperatures is key. The cool nights offset the hot days, ensuring balanced ripening.
The areas of La Seca, Rueda and La Serrada are where the best terroirs are found and where grapes are mainly grown. Our vineyards are on the plateau around La Seca, at a height of about 600 metres above sea level. The vines, aged between 25 and 40 years old, are cultivated in without irrigation (in 'Secano' in Spanish). This means they must seek water and nutrients deep in the soil.
Dark grey-brown, gravelly, sandy-loamy soil, rich in calcium and magnesium. Stony yet easy to cultivate, with good aeration and drainage. A few limestone outcrops on higher ground.
Verdejo. Verdejo is one of the most important white-grape varieties in Spain and is native to the Rueda appellation. Rich and long, with fruity aromas, it is a variety high in polyphenols. A late ripener, Verdejo is picked when the skin turns brown, usually one month after Sauvignon Blanc.