An early vintage

The 2019 vintage began with a mild, dry winter. Thanks to heavy rainfall in 2018, the vineyard had plenty of water reserves, which allowed for perfect, homogeneous growth throughout the cycle. To a certain extent, however, these mild and dry conditions resulted in an early budding followed by simultaneous flowering across all of the different plots. Scarce rainfall provided ideal vineyard conditions for vine health, while ample water reserves allowed the vines to endure the hot, dry summer without consequence. The harvest began early on September 18th and progressed normally until it finished on October 4th.

Milsetentayseis La Peña 2019


The balance of 2018

Climatologically, the vintage began with snowfall and abundant rain throughout winter lasting until the late spring. As a result, water reserves were fully replenished after being depleted from an extremely dry 2017. By the end of April, budding had generally begun in the surrounding Fuentenebro area. As is usual in the Ribera del Duero, mid-May posed great risk of frost, but consistent high winds in the area kept it at bay and the vineyards were unaffected. Spring extended into June with rain and cool temperatures; unusual for this time of year. Summer arrived late, at the beginning of July, and was characterized by dry, hot conditions allowing for the fruit to reach optimal ripeness. The harvest ran from October 5th-October 13th.

Milsetentayseis La Peña 2018
Milsetentayseis Tinto 2018