Modest and passionate about his vineyards
Abel and his wife Maite have been making understated wines in San
Vicente since 1988.
Lying in the line of villages (Laguardia to Labastida) in the
lee of the Sierra Cantabria, Abel has vineyards on the finest parts
of the Alavesa. His knowledge and understanding of the soils is
enthralling and to taste in his cellar can be an education on the
effects different soils have in different years. He wants only to
express the fruit and the soil and unlike many Riojans he leaves it
more or less at that. He does not want to stamp the wines with any
particular style or mark of his own making other than his respect
for the very natural quality of the grapes. His White wines, in
very small quantities, are special, distinctive and sensational!