Brand: La Choza Pago Macharnudo
Designation: Vino de España
Type: White wine
Type of grapes: 100% Palomino Fino
Time of ageing: 9 months in old casks with ‘velo de flor’.
Las Chozas vineyard, in Salúcar de Barrameda, has 4.4 hectares and is located in the Pago Macharnudo, at an altitude of 74 metres above sea level on albariza soils.
Grapes are harvested manually and selected as late as possible to achieve greater natural concentration.
Vinification process is done by fermenting for a short period of time in manzanilla casks and with the characteristic “velo de flor” of the area.
In 1980, Francisco Blanco Martínez, father of the current managers, started his small winery after more than 20 years as a laborer in different vineyards. Located in the centre of Sanlúcar’s Barrio Alto, almost all of its production was allocated to sell to other wineries. As a good and foresighted creator, from the first day he began to create the origins of the current Callejuela. In the 80s he acquired several vineyards: 5 hectares in El Hornillo, another 5 hectares in Macharnudo, La Añina on the Las Mercedes estate in Jerez and La Casilla, among others. More than 28 hectares between Sanlúcar, Jerez and El Puerto.
In 1997 they moved to the El Hornillo estate. There, two ‘cascos de bodega’, single and gabled, complete the entire production process.