The pre-phylloxeric vineyards, with sandy soils, are located in the north of our area, in a village
called Alcazarén. The vines were planted here more than 150 years ago, before the phylloxera
plague - a parasite that attacked the vines in Europe during 1880 and 1905. The phylloxera is an
insect that attacks the roots of the vine, and by drying it the plant dies. In some places due to the
location and composition of the soil, the phylloxera could not reach the vines and it did not suffer
the plague. The plague did not affect our vineyards because of the sandy soil. These vineyards are
our jewellery, our little secret.
The viticulture and caring of the vines in this vineyard is being carried out the same way as our
ancestors did. The grapes from these vines have a different character, contributing to a longevity
and structure in the mouth that other vineyards do not offer. The soil is warmer, advancing the
ripening cycle of the grapes. The vines have low yields, but give very aromatic wines.