Origin Denomination or equivalent: Valtiendas O.D.
Location / Location:
- C / The Source, 19 40314 Valtiendas _ http://goo.gl/maps/ZkxP6 _ Altitude: 914 m
- A 76 km from Segovia _ http://goo.gl/maps/xO2Ay
- A 170 km from Madrid _ http://goo.gl/maps/4gDnI
- Hectares of own vineyard: 20
- Type of grape: Tempranillo
- Annual production: 60.000 bottles
- Wines / Trademarks:
- Vagal Cuvée Joanna
- Vagal Ardalejos
- Vagal Selection
- Vagal Faith
Wine tourism: Visits + tasting, previous contact / Maximum 20 people / Wine tasting and aperitif / Visits to the vineyard / Tasting course and approach to viticulture
Precursors in the area of the theories of the Austrian Rudolf Steiner. Harmony between the animal world, the vegetable and the mineral. Where the Moon and the Sun influence the development of the vineyard, Biodynamic Viticulture, where they do not use residual herbicides or mineral fertilizers, using intercepa plows and organic fertilizers. Both the pruning and the collection of the grapes are carried out with a waning moon.
The pruning is done in December, in order to lengthen the vegetative cycle. After sprouting, green pruning is thorough, limiting production. In time of flowering, they atomize, in order to disfavor the fertilization, pruning the clusters in summer, separating and limiting the production to 4.000 Kg per hectare.
The harvest is manual, with a waning moon, transporting the grapes in a stainless steel trailer 3.500 Kg, once destemmed and crushed, the grapes are sent to the deposits at 10oC, in order to make a pre-fermentative cold maceration.