Country and Region:
Spain,Ribera del Duero
Ribera del Duero DO
Grape Varieties :
Cabernet Sauvignon | Tempranillo
The Don Miguel Comenge vineyard is just 2.80 hectares planted with Tempranillo and 2.12 hectares planted with Cabernet Sauvignon. This last variety rarely reaches perfect maturity in Ribera del Duero and generally stays out of the final assemblage and is only added in the best years. This vineyard called “Pago de las Hontanillas” is located in the town of Pesquera de Duero on a predominantly limestone and clay hillside, between 870 and 900m of altitude and south facing. Bodegas Comenge practice exclusively organic farming. The average yield is about eight or nine clusters per vine, obtaining yields between 3,400 and 4,100 kg per hectare, distributed among the 3,500 plants per hectare; which means about one kilo of grapes per plant. The grapes are harvested by hand in small boxes, early in the morning, avoiding the warmest part of the day.