Winery: Compañía de Vinos del Atlántico
Brand: Vara y Pulgar
Designation: IGP Cádiz
Type: Red wine
Type of grapes: 100% Tintilla de Rota
Time of ageing: in 1,000-itre concrete deposits and 4,000-litre wooden casks for 12 months.
Vineyard and elaboration
The grapes come from two smallholdings located in Jerez and Puerto de Santa María in the foothills of the hillsides.
The soil is albariza with an initial organic layer and grape harvesting is manual and done at night, so that the grapes arrive as fresh as possible at the winery.
Regarding its vinification, grapes are vatted in uncovered concrete deposits and stainless steel tanks, where they macerate and ferment for 28 days. Then wine is pressed and starts to age.
It ages for a total of 20 months. First it is placed in 1,000-litre concrete vats and then in a 4,000-litre wooden vats where it ages for 12 months. It is then placed in French oak barrels (used three or four times) where it stays for another 8 months.
The Compañía de Vinos del Atlántico winery was founded in 2002 to continue the family winemaking tradition of Alberto Orte (pioneer in recovering this variety) and Patrick Mata, its founders. Both families have been producing wine independently throughout Spain since the late 1800s.
Today, they produce wine in 18 different designations within the Iberian Peninsula.
Their main aim is to produce handcrafted wines that express the identity of their place of origin.