I currently work out of the old village wine co-op in El Tiemblo, Sierra de Gredos. The co-op went bankrupt in 2011 and I rent the building. It has a capacity for making 2 million liters, but I just make 20,000! It is a beautiful stone building built in 1959.
I farm several small plot vineyards around El Tiemblo. Varieites include Garnacha, Albillo Real, Tempranillo, Chelva and Villanueva. I am not certified organic because I believe that the polluter should pay, not we clean farmers. I don't use any chemicals at all in my vineyards. No pesticides, no herbicides, no fungicides, no insecticides, no chemical fertilizers. I allow all grasses and plants and flowers to grow. In winter I allow sheep to enter the vineyards and eat the grass and leave their manure.
I don't add any additives of substances at all to my wines. I believe in minimum intervention, in order to express the terroir most faithfully. I just crush, press and rack the wines. I don't filter or fine.
I think others would be more objective than me in describing my wines!
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