MARQUES DE VELILLA

THE VINEYARDS

MARQUES DE VELILLA

THE VINEYARDS

Our vine-growing philosophy is based on respect for the identity and character of the soils and the use of environmentally-friendly products that are recognised and approved in organic farming.

After carrying out a complete study in our 150 hectares of the climatic conditions, vine water deficit and the vines’ growing season, we classified 18 types of different terroir, with which we have been working dynamically. We have planted different varieties in these soils, taking into account the characteristics and suitability of each sub-plot: 88% is Tinta del País, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec and Merlot.

The study has also revealed that our soils are mainly made up of clay, gravel, sand and limestone. These different soils bring different tasting characteristics to our wines: power is given by the clay, delicacy and finesse by the gravel and sand, and depth and great complexity by the limestone.

Our vine-growing philosophy is based on respect for the identity and character of the soils and the use of environmentally-friendly products that are recognised and approved in organic farming.

After carrying out a complete study in our 150 hectares of the climatic conditions, vine water deficit and the vines’ growing season, we classified 18 types of different terroir, with which we have been working dynamically. We have planted different varieties in these soils, taking into account the characteristics and suitability of each sub-plot: 88% is Tinta del País, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec and Merlot.

The study has also revealed that our soils are mainly made up of clay, gravel, sand and limestone. These different soils bring different tasting characteristics to our wines: power is given by the clay, delicacy and finesse by the gravel and sand, and depth and great complexity by the limestone.

The personality
of the terroir

After carrying out a complete study of our vineyards and soils, the climatic conditions, vine water deficit and the vines’ growing season, we classified 18 types of different terroir, with which we have been working dynamically.

Superior quality
wines

The wines made at Marqués de Velilla have become a benchmark of quality. They are deep and complex red wines –mirroring the personality and character of the land they come from. These are true single estate wines.

The personality
of the terroir

After carrying out a complete study of our vineyards and soils, the climatic conditions, vine water deficit and the vines’ growing season, we classified 18 types of different terroir, with which we have been working dynamically.

Superior quality
wines

The wines made at Marqués de Velilla have become a benchmark of quality. They are deep and complex red wines –mirroring the personality and character of the land they come from. These are true single estate wines.

Carraroa

The gravel and the coolness of this soil-type produce grapes that bring to the wine fruit and vivacity.

  • Extension: 22 It covers 22 hectares and contains 2 sub-plots with different types of soil.
  • Grape variety: Tempranillo
  • Antiquity: It was planted in 1991
  • Soil-type:Sandy-pebbly-limestone colluviosol over gravel-sand-clay-limestone sub-soil.

Carraroa

The gravel and the coolness of this soil-type produce grapes that bring to the wine fruit and vivacity.

  • Extension: 22 It covers 22 hectares and contains 2 sub-plots with different types of soil.
  • Grape variety: Tempranillo
  • Antiquity: It was planted in 1991
  • Soil-type:Sandy-pebbly-limestone colluviosol over gravel-sand-clay-limestone sub-soil.

La Vega del Conde

This soil-type performs best in dry years, giving wines of good body, thanks to the clay presence.

  • Extension: This estate covers 15.5 hectares, divided into 3 sub-plots containing 3 different soil-types.
  • Grape Variety: Tempranillo y Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Antiquity: It was planted in 1991.
  • Soil-type:Sandy-clay-silty calcosol over a sub-soil of compact sands and sandy clay with very compact limestone, fine grained sands with micaceo ochres.

La Vega del Conde

This soil-type performs best in dry years, giving wines of good body, thanks to the clay presence.

  • Extension: This estate covers 15.5 hectares, divided into 3 sub-plots containing 3 different soil-types.
  • Grape Variety: Tempranillo y Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Antiquity: It was planted in 1991.
  • Soil-type:Sandy-clay-silty calcosol over a sub-soil of compact sands and sandy clay with very compact limestone, fine grained sands with micaceo ochres.

La María

This soil-type brings about good ripening, in cold years as in dry ones, and produces wines with depth and complexity, thanks to the limestone presence.
Its low vigour and clonal selection produce small bunches, which are very good for the production of top quality wines.

  • Extension: A surface area of 22 hectares, it is divided into 3 sub-plots with different soil-types.
  • Grape variety: Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon y Merlot
  • Antiquity: It was planted in 1994
  • Soil-types: Calcosol with sandy gravel over a sub-soil of clay-limestone. This is a warm soil with good drainage.

La María

This soil-type brings about good ripening, in cold years as in dry ones, and produces wines with depth and complexity, thanks to the limestone presence.
Its low vigour and clonal selection produce small bunches, which are very good for the production of top quality wines.

  • Extension: A surface area of 22 hectares, it is divided into 3 sub-plots with different soil-types.
  • Grape variety: Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon y Merlot
  • Antiquity: It was planted in 1994
  • Soil-types: Calcosol with sandy gravel over a sub-soil of clay-limestone. This is a warm soil with good drainage.

Curillas

The gravel and moisture in this soil produce average to high vigour, especially in rainy years.

  • Extension: This estate covers 5 hectares, divided into 2 sub-plots with different soils.
  • Grape variety: Tempranillo y Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Antiquity: It was planted in 1991.
  • Soil-type: Sandy-pebbly calcisol over gravel-limestone sub-soil.

Curillas

The gravel and moisture in this soil produce average to high vigour, especially in rainy years.

  • Extension: This estate covers 5 hectares, divided into 2 sub-plots with different soils.
  • Grape variety: Tempranillo y Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Antiquity: It was planted in 1991.
  • Soil-type: Sandy-pebbly calcisol over gravel-limestone sub-soil.

El Frescal

The composition of these soils produces perfect grapes for the production of very powerful wines, especially in hot years.
Unlike wines from gravel soils, in extremely dry years its tannins are very round and not drying at all.

  • Extension: This estate covers 13.5 hectares. It is divided into 4 sub-plots with different soils.
  • Grape variety: Tempranillo.
  • Antiquity:It was planted in 1992.
  • Soil-type: Clay-sandy calcisol over a sub-soil of gravel-silt-compact limestone and very compact heavy clay.

El Frescal

The composition of these soils produces perfect grapes for the production of very powerful wines, especially in hot years.
Unlike wines from gravel soils, in extremely dry years its tannins are very round and not drying at all.

  • Extension: This estate covers 13.5 hectares. It is divided into 4 sub-plots with different soils.
  • Grape variety: Tempranillo.
  • Antiquity:It was planted in 1992.
  • Soil-type: Clay-sandy calcisol over a sub-soil of gravel-silt-compact limestone and very compact heavy clay.

El Membrillo

This soil-type produces grapes with good fruit flavour.

  • Extension: A surface area of 7 hectares divided into 3 sub-plots with different soils
  • Grape variety: Tempranillo.
  • Antiquity: It was planted in 1993
  • Soil-type: Humiferous, colluvial sandy-clay-silty calcosol over a sub-soil of limestone and gravel.

El Membrillo

This soil-type produces grapes with good fruit flavour.

  • Extension: A surface area of 7 hectares divided into 3 sub-plots with different soils
  • Grape variety: Tempranillo.
  • Antiquity: It was planted in 1993
  • Soil-type: Humiferous, colluvial sandy-clay-silty calcosol over a sub-soil of limestone and gravel.

Pozuelos

When the weather conditions are good, the grapes regularly produce the most powerful wines of all the estate. It produces very complex wines with great purity.

  • Extension: This plot covers 20 hectares and is divided into 2 sub-plots with different soils.
  • Grape variety: Tempranillo
  • Antiquity: It was planted in 1993.
  • Soil-type: Clay-sandy calcisol over a sub-soil of silty-clay and compact limestone blocks and very compact heavy clay.

Pozuelos

When the weather conditions are good, the grapes regularly produce the most powerful wines of all the estate. It produces very complex wines with great purity.

  • Extension: This plot covers 20 hectares and is divided into 2 sub-plots with different soils.
  • Grape variety: Tempranillo
  • Antiquity: It was planted in 1993.
  • Soil-type: Clay-sandy calcisol over a sub-soil of silty-clay and compact limestone blocks and very compact heavy clay.

La Picona

The composition of these soils produces grapes that give very powerful, elegant wines.

  • Extension: Covering 23 hectares, this estate is divided into 5 sub-plots.
  • Grape variety: Tempranillo y Malbec.
  • Antiquity: It was planted in 1995
  • Soil-type: clay-sandy calcisol over a sub-soil of gravelly-silty-clay and compact limestone and compact, very heavy clay.

La Picona

The composition of these soils produces grapes that give very powerful, elegant wines.

  • Extension: Covering 23 hectares, this estate is divided into 5 sub-plots.
  • Grape variety: Tempranillo y Malbec.
  • Antiquity: It was planted in 1995
  • Soil-type: clay-sandy calcisol over a sub-soil of gravelly-silty-clay and compact limestone and compact, very heavy clay.

El Charcón

The grapes produced in this plot give clean and lively wines, with enough backbone to make crianzas.

  • Extension: With a surface area of 22 hectares, this estate is divided into 3 sub-plots with different soils
  • Grape variety: Tempranillo
  • Antiquity: It was planted in 1993
  • Soil-type: Very deep clay-sandy calcisol over a sub-soil of compact limestone blocks and zones of noncalcareous ochres.

El Charcón

The grapes produced in this plot give clean and lively wines, with enough backbone to make crianzas.

  • Extension: With a surface area of 22 hectares, this estate is divided into 3 sub-plots with different soils
  • Grape variety: Tempranillo
  • Antiquity: It was planted in 1993
  • Soil-type: Very deep clay-sandy calcisol over a sub-soil of compact limestone blocks and zones of noncalcareous ochres.

El Doncel de Mataperras

Rising up through the vines, pine trees, holm oaks and junipers of the estate, is the centuries-old Doncel de Mataperras, a pine tree of over 4 metres in perimeter and over 23 metres tall.
The Doncel de Mataperras has come through centuries of history and is now the symbol of our winery.

El Doncel de Mataperras

Rising up through the vines, pine trees, holm oaks and junipers of the estate, is the centuries-old Doncel de Mataperras, a pine tree of over 4 metres in perimeter and over 23 metres tall.
The Doncel de Mataperras has come through centuries of history and is now the symbol of our winery.

Wines with a soul.

Wines with a soul.

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