The grapes with which “Nuestra Fauna” is made are selected from our Nava del Rey vineyards. These vineyards are cultivated with organic farming techniques and are audited and certified by the Council of Ecological Agriculture of Castilla y León.
The vines are planted on the typical pebbled terraces (the so-called gravelly soils) near the Duero River. These boulders facilitate the drainage of the water, which favors a low probability of cryptogamic diseases. They are soils poor in organic matter with a clay and limestone horizon in the subsoil. The area’s own climate is continental with an Atlantic influence.
The treatments that have been used in the vineyard are of natural origin. For example, herbal teas and broths such as horsetail (Equisetum arvense), chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla), yarrow (Achileamillefolium), valerian (Valeriana officinalis), among others. As well as other products based on plant extracts, whey and other products of organic origin.
Weed control has been done through tillage techniques, so in no case has any herbicide been used.
Throughout the campaign, an exhaustive monitoring of the vineyard has been carried out, using the minimum possible treatments.
With all this we manage to maintain and increase biodiversity in the vineyard and for the grape to express its own characteristics in a much more genuine way.
Currently the vineyard has obtained the biodynamic certification, it is in this moment the first and unique biodynamic vineyard at the DO Rueda.