The Quaternary plains are characterized by low, rolling hills composed of materials deposited during the Tertiary period, rising up over what was once a great inland body of water that dried up over time.
Higher still is the imposing Sierra del Negrete, a mountain range with a 200-million year history. It is covered in a Tertiary soil which, at a depth of 60cm, reveals a calcareous crust of dolomite origin that descends from the mountains. It is in this land, growing in chalky-sandy soils, that one finds our El Terrerazo and Calvestra vineyards, organised in different parcels of varying levels of sand and an abundance of sedimentary material.
It is here that the roots, once established, come across a hard crust of minerals that will have to be crossed, as it is on the other side – with its deposits of water and nutrients – that life really exists.This titanic effort for survival is what ultimately comes to define our wine.