VINEYARDS: SANTO PITAR AND LAGAR DE ROVIRA. Historical vineyard located at about 1,000 m of altitude in the Natural Park of the Mountains of Malaga, in the municipality of Malaga. Nowadays it consists of small “roales” from 0.59 ha to 3.36 ha, that were planted in between the end of the XIX c to 1960, with a vaso pruning system. Lagar de Rovira is the only prefiloxeric vineyard knwon in the province of Málaga. An extremely steep topography, with slopes inclination between 46 and 76%, permits only hand labour using heroic viticulture techniques. In these conditions the yields are very low (900 kg/ha), but the concentration of the berry is optimal for making quality wines.
SOIL: The Mountains of Malaga have extremely complex and ancient soils since they have their origin in the Malaguide Unit. Phyllites (slates of clay origin) prevail, dating back 600 million years ago and come from very deep sea beds. Greywacke,schists, magma intrusions, quartz, limestone and sandstone are also found. Due to its complexity, these soils are unclassifiable. This type of soils is easily eroded and very poor in organic content (0.73%). The vineyards grow directly on the mother rock. Acidity is excellent for vine growing.
CLIMATOLOGY: sub-humid, Mediterranean climate with an average temperature of 15.6 ºC and annual rainfall of 585 mm.
HARVEST: performed by hand in boxes of 9 kg, with the only help of mules.
VINIFICATION: VOLADEROS is obtained from the free-run juice. Fermented in big format new and second wine French oak barrels. Aged in barrels for 10 months.
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