Leon was once the largest producer of wine in Castilla y Leon, larger than its neighbour Ribera del Duero. As the younger generation moved away, this most important sector has suffered but is now beginning a quiet come back thanks to brave pioneers like Pedro Mittelbrunn and the local grape Prieto Picudo.
The solitary, state of the art winery is located in amongst the vineyards and is the perfect get away from it all destination.
Biodynamic and organic grape growing is central to the winery´s philosophy. A large part of the 72 hectares are certified organic or on their way to being organic.
The unique Prieto Picudo grape is a small grape with big flavour producing wines with bold flavours that ages well. The very special Albarin grape is much smaller production.
The winery also owns several hectares of 80 year old + Prieto Picudo that grows very close the ground and produces less than 3000Kg / Hc.
Easy to distinguish because of its tight bunch. The grapes are oval shaped with a pointy end. The skin is dark-bluish. The taste and aroma are sweet and intense. Its uniqueness comes from the vineyard’s conduction system. The branches lie on the field which is highly unusual. The pruning is also different, much harder than usual because you need to kneel down. We call it rastra.