Grupo Valdecuevas’ vineyard lies in the heart of the so called “Golden Triangle” in Rueda appellation; 4 estates with rocky ground watered by the River Duero, where we grow the Verdejo variety to produce fresh, harmonious wines with the personality typical of the variety and of our project philosophy.
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The estates are set on 4 different properties at 770 metres above sea level, in the municipalities of Rueda and La Seca. Currently, 70% of the area is vineyard that is over 10 years old.
The ground is rocky and full of gravel from the alluvium left by the River Duero as it passes through the area.
The soil at Valdecuevas is one of the key factors in the excellent quality of its wines, as the aeration permitted by the gravel, in conjunction with the area’s special microclimate with dry, very cold winters and hot summers with cool nights, results in the highest quality grapes.
The soil texture is sandy/loamy and it has a basic pH.
The climate is continental, with cold, damp winters and dry, hot summers. The strong contrasts in temperature between day and night, together with careful management of the moisture parameters of our vineyards during their vegetative period, provides a high potency of aromatic quality to our fruit, while at the same time as maintaining an ideal acidity and sugar for our fruit. The average precipitation for the year is 450 mm.
The varietal grown is Verdejo. It is a varietal with a semi-climbing growth habit and heavy pruning, which together with the clone and 41B rootstock chosen, gives us small, compact racemes with high oenological quality.
We are very demanding in the management of our vines, respecting the environment while at the same time aiming to implement the best cultivation techniques, all in favour of our product and customers.