Bodegas Volver Single Vineyard Tempranillo 2012
This winery is located in the best terroir of La Mancha found in the eastern region of the Denomination of Origin. The soil is the reason that the winery committed themselves to purchasing 95 hectares (228 acres) of vineyards, located at an altitude of 660 meters (1980 ft) above sea level, with an average age of 40 years. The sandy soils (up to 1 meter in depth) have an underlayment of large river stones, with a lot of iron, clay, and chalk. The vines produce very low yields of 1-2 kgs of grapes per vine. Winters are very cold; summers are hot with cool nights and it is a very arid climate. The Spanish enologist, Rafael Cañizares seeks to achieve the maximum expression of the Tempranillo grape grown in the environment. After very careful vineyard selections, only the best vines of Tempranillo grapes are hand harvested.