As the lands starts to rise, inland northwest
of Valencia, you will find Roselia Molina heading up Bodegas
Altolandon. The property consists of 120 hectares with the winery
resting right in the centre, not only making it aesthetically
satisfying but also extremely practical.
At 1,100 metres above sea level, the altitude serves to benefit
the grapes with large diurnal variations which encourage even
ripening and also helping retain their natural acidity. Organic
methods are used to manage the vines utilising only natural
fertilisers and some green pruning to further guarantee the quality
of fruit prior to hand-harvesting. The grapes are vinified as
naturally as possible with native yeasts and little other
intervention. The wines are then aged in French oak and some in
clay amphora to retain purity, but build complexity.
A wide selection of varieties are grown here such as Malbec,
Syrah, Grenache, Merlot, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet
Franc, Chardonnay, Muscat Petit Grain , Petit Manseng, Viognier and
white Grenache, all selected and appropriate to the soil in which
they are planted.