Casa de la Viña, S.L.

Crta. La Solana-Villanueva de los Infantes, km.15. 13248 Alhambra [Ciudad Real] España

Oficina comercial

C/Virgen de las Nieves, 2

13720 Cinco Casas [Ciudad Real] España.

Tlfn: + 34 926 52 90 10

Fax: + 34 926 52 60 70

info@bodegascasadelavina.com

 

The Airén white grape variety so predominant in the denomination of origin Valdepeñas, in Casa de la Viña barely reaches 29 hectares. Cencibel, a term with which Tempranillo is known in La Mancha, makes up the majority of the area under vine, along with some plantations of Merlot, Chardonnay, Macabeo and Petit Verdot.
Tempranillo, the traditional native varietal, has a faithful following and is also blended with other varietals. All the steps from pruning to collection are completed with care and pride. The whole vineyard philosophy is carried out with the aim of improving year by year the wines produced by this family company.

 

The vines, in perfectly ordered lines, trace endless parallel lines. They bury their roots into the calcareous-clay soils, deep and fertile and which, in some points, adopt an intense reddish tonality. Periods of drought are followed by rainfall which converts the vineyards into an oasis of green foliage. Productivity is low, not exceeding 3,000 kg/hectare, thus contributing to the quality and exclusivity.

The winery specialises in reds although some production of the region´s classic Airén white is maintained,

 

then fermented at controlled low temperature to give a wine of pale harvest yellow colour which reflects the personality of the varietal. Rose wines are also made from Cencibel. New and innovative blends are now made with varietals such as Chardonnay, Macabeo in whites and Merlot and Petit Verdot in reds.

 

Reds represent the major part of the production with a strong emphasis on young, unaged wines. The Cencibel produces a fruit-forward, warm, full-bodied wine with depth of colour and these vineyards in this special terroir produce a superior quality. The wines destined for Crianzas and Reservas are specially selected and the fermentation and maceration lasts between 15 to 20 days. Cask aged wines are further matured in bottle and there is a capacity to reach a million bottles per year.