Laso Galbis family was involved in wine making during sixties and seventies in Casa Gran and Venta S. Cristóbal. They also had the ownership of the vineyards controlling the whole process.
A new project called “PAGO CASA GRAN” was born in 2006 placed in the estate “Casa Gran” where the old winery used to be but with new facilities designed to keep the properties of the grapes that have been obtained from the vines.
All grapes employed by “PAGO CASA GRAN” have been grown in our own estates “Casa Gran” is the main and contains another called “Casa Benasal” there is one more only a few kilometres called “Altet de la Ampolla”. All properties are located in the valley called “Las Alcuzas”, Mogente, Valencia, Spain.
The wine cellar has been designed to avoid the use of pumps. The grapes, juice and the wine in process are not pumped; we use a bridge crane and carrying a 20 hl tanks. This way of manipulation reminds the solutions implemented in wineries before the pumps were developed and indicates an artisan way of manipulation.
The philosophy behind this project consist of obtaining balance in the vineyards to get the best grapes, then in the winery we try to loose as little as possible by improved processes.
As a consequence:
We are in organic agriculture since 2005 and in 2010 we move further with the progressive implantation of Institute Delinat guidelines (developed around soil alive and biodiversity).
In order to obtain personality for our wines, we are using native yeast for fermentation and our vines are surround by permanent cover crop that helps to make the expression of the grapes more authentic.
Our wines are a combination of varieties because we think it gives higher complexity and it becomes easier to keep a line for the wines over different vintages.