Famillia Díaz Bayo Winery
The tradition of vineyard cultivation in Fuentelcésped dates from 1177, the time of the repopulation of the Ribera del Duero by the Christians. Familia Díaz Bayo Winery vineyards were planted in the valley of the Nava stream, ideal for cultivation due to its sunny slopes, its abundant loose soil and pebbles.
After the land consolidation of the term Fuentelcésped, the grape strains that produced the best grapes were selected and with them new vineyard plantations were made, where the Díaz Bayo family has dedicated, for more than ten generations to the cultivation of the vineyard and the elaboration of wine in the Ribera del Duero. The Díaz Bayo family makes special wines from both its queen grape, Tempranillo and the unique and surprising Albillo. The ideal conditions for vines were found along the Arroyo de la Nava, a high valley just 10 miles to the southeast of modern-day Aranda de Duero. The estate comprises nearly 100 acres in multiple parcels between 2800 and 3200 feet in elevation, soil types encompassing limestone, marl and clay. Varies exposures further contribute to the fruit diversity and extended harvest. The age of the vines, the great majority old-clone Tinta del País ranges from 12 – 100 years, the average being well over 100 years.
The grapes are organically farmed, hand-harvested and fermented in a mixture of oak vats, cement vats and stainless steel. The freshness, length and balance of the wines are the key points the winery takes special care of when making wines.
In the region of Asenovgrad the nature has created soil and climatic conditions suitable for the advent and development of viticulture as the occupation of the population. Viticulture is one of the most ancient occupations in the town. This we learn from the investigators of this period, who had summarized the data yet still from the Thracian antiquity. There is no doubt, that Thracians had had a knowledge of the vine and wine and skillfully cultivated them
The multi-generational growers, whose descendants arrived here nearly two centuries ago, are the backbone of Torbreck’s winemaking aspirations. Without their knowledge of the seasons and the soil, we would not have such a precious resource of fruit to work with.
Cooper, originally from Santa Bárbara (California), discovered Spanish wines when he was only 21 years old, on one of the trips he made to Europe with his family. Since then, his personal and professional career has been closely linked to Spain, where he has lived for more than a decade. His first experiences as a professional in the world of wine were as a writer for the Spanish Wines and More blog, from which he advised many amateurs.
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