The "La Revilla" estate is located at 915 meters above sea level. The moorland soils are poor, shallow and composed of mainly limestone with some clayey veins which positively influences the ripening cycles of the grapes, providing the concentration of aromas and retention of acidity in the berries. The estate is divided into plots and within each plot we separate the more limestone areas with older vines that provide more mineral, fine and elegant wines, from other plots with more clayey veins that give more body and fruit to the wines.
In Valtravieso we manage 170 hectares of vineyard, of which 100 hectares are located in the moorland and of which 70 hectares are owned and surround the winery. The rest of the hectares belong to loyal winegrowers and the monitoring and management of the vineyard is carried out as it were our own vineyard.
The Valtravieso vineyard is in its fullness. The average age of the vines is about 25 years, although our oldest vineyard is around 40 years old where the 44% of it belongs to the initial plantation. We mainly cultivate Tinto Fino as a clear commitment to the native variety, having also plantations of other foreign varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec.
Our vineyard is located mainly in the “La Revilla” moorland, a vineyard that we use for our most singular wines. In addition, in the town of Piñel de Arriba, at 850m altitude, is the "Santa María" estate where we have another 9 hectares of younger vineyards, around 15 years old, whose land is located on a hillside, with deeper, higher clay content soils and from where our fresher and fruitier assemblage wines come from.
Valtravieso is committed to its vineyard and we therefore take care with the winegrowing practices that play an essential role in marking the identity of our wines and of the winery: the terroir.
We seek to produce honest wines that reveal the terroir they come from and we therefore carry out simple tasks but with great meticulousness. We work with precision winegrowing in which data collection is important for providing greater knowledge of the environment and of the vine, but always based on logic. Having vines on the moorland, where the wind continuously blows hindering fungal diseases, enables us to carry out ecological growing practices with a philosophy of maximum respect for the soil and the vines.
We use mainly manual work in the vineyard: green pruning, trimming, defoliation, elimination of bunches of grapes if there is excess production or insufficient ripening (at the end of winter), harvesting, etc. We seek the maximum fruit on the vine and we therefore try not to overripen the grape. We taste grapes daily at the end of the ripening process and carry out weekly analyses in order to harvest at the right moment of ripeness.
Together with other winegrowers we carry out continuous grape tastings and ripening analyses. A permanent collaboration which, over the years, enables them to know our needs and continuously improve the quality they offer us.
We also buy grapes from the areas of “La Aguilera”, “Roa” and “Pesquera”, “Fuentenebro”, “La Horra”, etc., seeking different components (quality, elegance and refinement, structure, fruitiness...) for our blended wines.