The winery is located in the municipality of Atauta (Province of Soria) in the northern Spanish region Castile and Leon
, It was founded in 1999 by building a state-of-the-art winery. Owner is the group Avanteselecte, which includes eight wineries in different Spanish regions. Responsible for the operation are Ismael Sanz (vineyard management) and Almudena Alberca (winemaking); Eulogio Calleja acts as oenological advisor. The vineyards cover 15 hectares of its own vineyard, from another 30 controlled area grapes are delivered. The areas are distributed on 500 plots. It will only be special clone
of the variety Tinto Fino ( Tempranillo
), which is still from the time before the phylloxera
comes. The vines are on average 120 to 140 years old. The yield
Accordingly, with about 2,500 kg / ha are very low, which gives each vine less than a bottle of wine.
In the four-storey cellar, the grapes are delivered to the top level. The processing is done without pumping by gravity. For fermentation and expansion of the wines, depending on the type of wine, different packs of between 1,000 and 10,000 liters of steel, cement and French oak are used. In the third level, the wines mature in over 600 oak barrels (about one third is renewed annually) and in the fourth level the bottling
, The product range includes various red wines DO Ribera del Duero
, all of which are 100% varietally pure from the variety Tinto Fino. These are "Parada de Atauta" (12 months in 50% new barriques of 80 to 100-year-old vines) and "Dominio de Atauta" (18 months in 40% new barriques of 100 to 140-year-old vines), as well as the three layer wines ( Pagos
) "La Mala", "Llanos del Almendro" and "Valdegatiles" (all three 18 months in 100% new oak barrels).