Producción descripción de tecnología y medios de producción

We currently have eleven continuous presses and one pneumatic press, and 12 self-emptying vats for white and 21 for red.

We have two cooling units of 500,000 frigories each, totaling a million frigories.

The average fermentation temperature of the red wines is around 23-25ºC and around 18ºC for white wines with controlled fermentation and 20-23ºC for white wines with semi-controlled fermentation.

The maceration time for the red wines depends on the variety and ripening process of the grapes, ranging from 6 to 10 days.

Vendimia descripción

Once the wine harvest was over, a general assessment confirmed the initial forecast that there would be a fall in production, a 14% decrease compared with the 2006 campaign. In addition, a 50% increase in new production and red varieties such as Shirah and Cabernet sauvignon was observed, compared to last year. The total production of red and white wine for this year was 18 million kilos.

The ripening of the grapes this year in respect to previous years was delayed by 10-15 days, as high temperatures were not reached in the summer and diseases such as mildew were present in the vineyards. These factors led to a delay in the ripening process
The wine harvest began on 10 September with the shiraz variety, with a suitable ripening process and good sugar/acid relationship, followed by Cabernet sauvignon, tempranillo and the remaining red varieties.

Regarding white varieties, the Macabeo variety began on 15 September followed by the Airen variety on 24 September.

All in all, the quality of the red and white grape juice will be reflected in the quality of the wines that have been produced. This quality is an important factor for the subsequent marketing in which the world of wines is immersed.

Viñedos descripción

The average height above sea level of the municipal area is 680 m.
The expensive vineyards of our partners run along the TARAY river, which rises 5 km away at the Laguna del Taray. It also runs along 5km of the Záncara River, a tributary of the Guadiana.

In our surrounding area there were a large number of lakes, many of which no longer exist, making up one of the most important wetland areas of Castilla La Mancha. The Manjavacas, La Celadilla, El Taray, Alcohozo, Navalengua, and other lakes have survived...
The climate is very warm and dry in summer and very cold in the winter, atypical Mediterranean climate

Given the expanse covered by the vineyards of our partners there are various types of soil, but the most common are franco-clayey types. There are also areas with sandy soil.