We have 25 hectares of our own vineyards, of the mencía and godello varieties, located in the most select winegrowing district of El Bierzo: the heights of Valtuille de Arriba and Villafranca del Bierzo.
Our vines grow on steep high slopes in a terroir made up of a mix of gritty soil, quartzite and slate.
Bodega del Abad selects the best vineyards of other local growers, monitoring every aspect of winegrowing from winter pruning to harvesting. In summer the ripening of grapes is also closely monitored, allowing us to set the right moment for the harvest as the grapes reach an optimal state for the start of winemaking. During the summer, strict controls of the ripening of the grapes are carried out, which allows Bodega del Abad defining the appropriate time for the harvest, when the grapes are in optimal conditions to begin the winemaking process.
The criteria of responsible viticulture are the basis of production at Bodega del Abad, taking care of all the cultural practices of the vine, the processes, pruning and yields that guarantee the highest quality after the grapes ripen. Winemaking at Bodega del Abad is based on the criteria of responsible viticulture, with meticulous winegrowing practices and processes together with pruning and yields allowing us to assure the highest quality once our grapes have ripened.
Bodega del Abad philosophy, respects the heterogeneous nature of the soils, highlighting the essence of the terroir and managing each plant differently, in order to ensure that the grapes express the identity of their origin, in addition to the Bierzo setting as a witness to history. Winemaking at Bodega del Abad is based on the criteria of responsible viticulture, with meticulous winegrowing practices and processes together with pruning and yields allowing us to assure the highest quality once our grapes have ripened.
The convoluted intermontane terrain of El Bierzo causes the area to enjoy a highly peculiar microclimate, mild and sub-humid, determined by the association of Atlantic and Mediterranean influences and with pleasanter temperatures than in the adjoining regions, with no extremes or late frosts. The annual average temperature is some 12.4°C, and in summer there is an average of 22°C.
Total commitment to local people, our region, culture and environment. An indication of a continuous challenge and constant growth with the aim of showing the unique and natural expression of each plot, in each harvest and in each wine.