The north-facing Arroyo del Tórtolas vineyard is just 1.2-hectares of 65-year-old vines at 800m above sea level on pure granitic sand. This plot is one of the first of Bernabeleva's vineyards to ripen, yet the shifting geology and the steepness of the site always results in two separate harvests from the top and bottom. The yields are naturally very low, with each vine producing roughly just two bottles of wine.
The grapes were foot-stomped and left to ferment naturally in upright wooden vats (the percentage of stems is dependent on the vintage). Maturation took place for 12 months in 500 and 600 litre barrels. There's outstanding purity and grace here and a long, mineral-laden finish.