Selected grapes from the old vineyard "Cuesta la Reina" " on the southern slope of Mount Yerga, on a hillside beginning at 450 and going up to 800 meters. The calcareous clay soils are poor and stony. It is an estatem of 120 acres belonging to Escudero family for over 4 generations. A family which has always cultivated the vineyard. The production per hectare is very low. The Tempranillo is harvested in the first week of October, in the third week of the harvest, the Garnacha followed by the Graciano, ending in the first week of November with the variety Mazuelo. The grapes are harvested by hand, selecting the grapes and carried to the winery in boxes.
The new winery includes a special grape selection setup along with the latest in modern winemaking technology and some interesting innovations like an overhead crane system to transport must in large vats to avoid damage from pumps. The approach also brings in a new "dump over" [rather than pump over] technique which has been a major success.
The cuvée and fermentation lasts for 28 to 30 days and is done in stainless steel vats, with indigenous yeasts at a controlled temperature of 30 ° C. with a daily remontage and breaking of the cap, a long maceration to extract maximum color and tannin to ensure this wine has a long life. Aged in American oak for 16 months.
Roast lamb or pork, game, beef steak, stewed meat, blue and aged cheese.