La calificación de vino de Pago supone la máxima categoría que puede obtener un vino en España. Es para nosotros un gran reconocimiento, que a la vez nos obliga a dar cumplimiento a una serie de estrictos requisitos, todos ellos orientados a garantizar la máxima calidad de los vinos.
The wine is born from the grape, due to this, some of the aspects such as the altitude at which the vines are cultivated are fundamental to the final result. Our vineyards can be found at an altitude of 1080 metres meaning better and more solar radiation. Moreover, there is significant thermal variety that can have 20 degree changes during the months of growth and ripening of the grape.
The terrain on which the vines are planted (“el Terruño”), we find an altitude and climate where the grapes are cultivated that are fundamental to the final result.
The vineyards of Pago Finca Elez are situated on a landscape that joins distinct features with a microclimate that makes it unique. Aspects which add to our grapes characteristics that are very particular making them different from others in their surroundings.
Poor soils that are superficial, stony, shallow, limestoned and well drained that regulate well the vegetation of the vines, produce low yields.
An extreme climate, with icy winters and hot summers, poor rainfall and intense periods of drought. This leads to high thermal variations, that topple 20 degrees between night and day, during the ripening of the grape.
Vines in land of Spanish junipers, a protected tree that is only found in extreme climates and land that is biologically distinctive. In the area can also be found aromatic herbs such as rosemary, thyme and marjoram.
We cultivate our grapes and elaborate all the wines in our own winery. This permits us the control of the whole process, from the field to the bottling.
In the field, we control the tillage, treatments and fertilising. Furthermore, we apply a strategy of controlled irrigation. On the whole, viticulture orientated in guaranteeing the maximum quality of grapes that we produce.
We recollect the grapes at the optimum moment. If the grape does not reach the winery in the best conditions, we stop the harvest and continue on another day. We harvest in small batches to avoid undesired fermentations. We always prefer to invest more time in the process, therefore making sure that the grape reaches us in the healthiest and quickest way to the winery.
In the winery, we practice traditional oenology that is orientated in preserving the quality of our primary material - our grapes.