The Albillo Mayor vines are located interspersed among the Tempranillo vines of more than 80 years called Dehesa de los Canónigos. Until now, the grapes were only used to make Solideo (85% Tempranillo, 12% Cabernet Sauvingon and 3% Albillo Mayor), a wine that only comes on the market in exceptional vintages.
Iván and Belén Sanz, as a personal wish and project for the future, decided to dedicate a very small part of the grapes that evoke such good memories of their childhood and of so much tradition in the Ribera del Duero to Albillo Mayor, to elaborate a wine that represents in its pure state what this variety is. The intention was to bring out a wine that symbolizes the purity of the variety, seeking its authenticity and uniqueness. The Albillo Mayor vines are located interspersed among the Tempranillo vines of more than 80 years called Dehesa de los Canónigos.
Dehesa de los Canónigos Albillo Mayor ferments with native yeasts, 50% in one-year-old French barrels, while the other half does so in stainless steel tanks with the skins. After six months in the barrels and several months in the bottle, the result is a wine with a great body in the mouth and that maintains a very intense, authentic and fresh nose.