Processing

Processing

In accordance with the regulations the “Tierra del Vino” Protected Designation of Origin includes the following types of wine:

White wines White: made from the accepted white varieties, at least 60% of which must be principal varieties.
Claretes Clarete: made from the accepted varieties, including at least 30% Tempranillo and a maximum of 40% of the authorized varieties.
Rose wines Rose: made from the accepted varieties, including at least 60% of the Tempranillo variety.
Red wines Red: made from the accepted red varieties, including at least 75% of the Tempranillo variety. These wines may be subjected to ageing processes.

In the case of red wines, our Governing Body regulates the use of the terms “Crianza”, “Reserva” and “Gran Reserva”. The minimum ageing periods and ageing in casks respectively are 24 and 6 months for “Crianza” wines, 36 and 12 months for “Reserva” wines, and 60 and 18 months for “Gran Reserva” wines. In these three cases, periods are starting from November 1th of the vintage year. The aging process must be taken in 330 liters oak casks.
In order to be qualified, a wine needs to overcome an instrumental analysis (committed by the Enological station of Castilla y León, dependant of the Junta de Castilla y León) in which the corresponding analytic parameters are controlled. It needs as well an organoleptic analysis committed by a committee of expert wine tasters, in which the organoleptical quality is controlled in three phases: visual, nose and taste.
The presence of the compulsory counter label, emitted by our Governing Body, guarantees that the wine showing it has passed all the checks previously described.