From the best plots in Rioja & Ribera del Duero we offer these two different characters of tempranillo grape: Castroviejo and Condominio. The perfect harmony of the traditional way of making wine and a philosophy of innovation.
The Rioja Region
Chalky clay soils: yellowish in colour, made from limestone or sandstone
deposits from the Tertiary period, which are not very fertile.
The climate for our vines is totally linked to the topography created by
the Ebro basin. Three different kinds of climate combine in perfect
harmony to create an ideal microclimate for growing grapes: first the
Mediterranean influence which comes up the Ebro valley from the sea,
then the Atlantic or Ocean climate coming in from the north and finally
the Continental air stream from neighbouring Castile, attenuated by the
presence of the imposing mountains of the central massif.
The Ribera del Duero Region
The region is characterised by a largely flat, rocky terrain and is centred on the
town of Aranda de Duero, although the most famous vineyards surround Peñafiel
Gently lenticular layers of silty or clayey sand, alternate with layers of limestone,
marl and chalky concretions. The altitud ranging from 911 m down to 750 m
above sea level.Hhas moderate to low rainfall (450 mm per year) and is exposed
to quite extreme climatic conditions; long, dry summers are followed by hard
winters . The climate is continental and Mediterranean, with more than 2,400
hours of annual sunlight.