D.O. Ribera del Duero, Spain
This wine cellar, a pioneer in Ribera del Duero, released their first vintage in 1980, when three brothers: Benjamín, Manuel, and Adolfo Pérez Pascuas, convinced of the excellent potential that lay in the vineyards owned by their father, decided to undertake an ambitious project: “to make one of the best wines in Spain…”
This is a family cellar that has focused on the quality from its inception, hard work at the vineyard, and intense dedication. Currently 500,000 bottles are produced yearly, and this limited production allows for strict controls over the winemaking process from start to finish.
All grapes come from their own 333 acres of vineyards: 90% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. A great number of the vines are over twenty-five years old and grow on privileged soils.
The vineyards are located just outside of Roa, in Pedrosa de Duero in the D.O. Ribera del Duero. The terrain is smooth, and the soils are clay calcareous. The vineyards are located at an altitude of 2,624 feet above sea level.
This climate is Continental, with an Atlantic influence, and an average year-round temperature of 52°F, with an annual rainfall of about 19 inches.