Vines: Made from a blend of Viura and Malvasía grapes from vineyards situated at a high altitude where the influence of the Atlantic climate provides ideal conditions for making fresh white wines with elegant, crisp acidity.
Tasting notes: Pale yellow with greenish glints. The nose surprises you with an attractive explosion of exotic aromas, wild herbs and dill. On the palate, a perfect balance of acidity and alcohol, with a fresh, long finish.
Vines: Made using Tempranillo and other varieties of grapes, all of them grown in our estate around the Benedictine Monastery, planted in 1985. Ageing: Aged for 18 months in new French-oak casks and then for a further 6 months in 10,000-litre French-oak “foudres”. Tasting notes: Intense black-cherry colour. On the nose, dominant aromas of jammy fruit and balsamic oak with reminders of herbal infusions and tea, coconut, milky hints, cocoa and spices. On the palate it reveals good backbone and balance, elegance and lots of flavour.
Vines: Exclusively from our Carboneras vineyard, growing 850 metres above sea level, the highest vineyard in the appellation.
Ageing: 12 months in new American-oak casks.
Tasting notes: Garnet-red colour with violet hues. Intense aromas on the nose, with red-berried fruit, reminders of the bakers shop and vanilla. Meaty and complex on the palate with a touch of acidity to make it feel fresh and long.
At Barón de Ley, grapes are picked by hand, not just to look after every single grape cluster but also to make the most of our greatest asset: the vineyard. Logically, by having the grapes right next to the cellar we can take special care of the quality of our wines, reducing as far as possible the time between picking and entering the winery during the harvest, avoiding unwanted fermentation starting during the transfer.
This big advantage has also allowed us, over the years, to put in place an ambitious policy of manual grape selection. For more than a decade, the output from our best vineyards has been harvested into large 300-kilo crates and transferred to our two sorting tables in the winery. There, each and every one of the clusters is checked visually, rejecting any that are not in perfect condition and consequently achieving "a selection of a selection of our best vineyards"... grapes of the most unusual quality.
Currently, in Barón de Ley we manually sort through over 850,000 kilos of grapes in each harvest as part of an unprecedented commitment to quality in Spain, rejecting percentages of grapes which generally range between 10% and 20% depending on the source and the vintage in question.