Very close to Aranda de Duero, La Aguilera has six wineries in the denomination of origin and is located in Vega del Gromejón, protected by a small hill.
With a higher density of plantation than the Ribera average: 1.8 x 1.5 m., the ripening of the plots of La Aguilera is earlier than in Moradillo, Baños or Tubilla. There are 12 tiny vineyards located on slopes at 850 meters altitude on sandy soils, with veins of limestone and clay in the subsoil, in an area where the pine forests proliferate.
The age of the vineyard is 60 years old and the wine that we vinify separately from these pagos, finesse, minerality, verticality and length stand out.
The southernmost of the municipalities where our vineyards are located and also one of the coldest, located south of Peñafiel and on the border of the provinces of Valladolid and Segovia.
Surrounded by gravel and on a high plateau, Moradillo has more than 500 hectares of vineyards. The main characteristic of these 40-year-old plants, grown as bush vines and on the trellis at densities of 3.5 x 1.5 m., is their location on plains between 900 and 1,000 meters altitude on gravel and stony soils.
The wines of Moradillo stand out for their opulence, fleshiness, fruity precision and slightly lower acidity.
The entire municipal area is surrounded by soft cornices that lead to plateaus 30 to 40 metres above the town, reaching an altitude of 925 meters in the spots of Rincón and Lo Tieso.
The age of the plants, from 70 to 80 years old, mark the character, their clay-calcareous soils, with rock formations and shallow depth, and their narrow plantation frames of 1.5 x 1.5 m. (3,500 vines per ha). They share high altitude with Moradillo and fragmentation (up to 18 different plots) with La Aguilera and Tubilla.
The grapes from our vineyards benefit from a later maturation and a more extreme continental climate that facilitates the extraction of fresh, complex and fluid wines.
This municipality is located in an extraordinary wine region, between the Gromejón and Duero rivers, known as "The Garden of the Ribera". It has a continental climate, with very cold winters and very hot summers. The autumn and spring seasons concentrate 80% of the yearly rainfall.
The vineyards are composed of 17 plots of between 150 and 600 plants each. They are all old vineyards, many over 100 years old, which are located in different valleys each with different microclimates.
The soils are characterized by their high content of limestone in different areas, while others being richer in sand with gravel and clay. What in the municipality they call “rubial” .
As for vegetation, pine, holm oak, oak, poplar and walnut trees abound as tall trees. Also, shrub plants like rosemary and thyme.