Bodegas Alceño, Spain
Now owned by Familia Bastida, winemaking follows modern techniques yet without losing the tradition and identity of this historical bodega.
With a philosophy to maintain the traditions of the past whilst looking to the future, using the utmost care to manage their vineyards in a sustainable way in this harsh and increasingly marginal region. Soils are mainly stony, calcareous, sandy loam and clay. Yields are low due to the low rainfall, with the majority of vines bush trained. Winters are cold and summers extremely hot, with grapes harvested between September and late October.
Vinification is carried out in the most sympathetic and modest way possible, in mainly concrete tanks with they use temperature control to create wines of character and quality.