The tradition of vineyard cultivation in Fuentelcésped dates from 1177, the time of the repopulation of the Ribera del Duero by the Christians. Familia Díaz Bayo Winery vineyards were planted in the valley of the Nava stream, ideal for cultivation due to its sunny slopes, its abundant loose soil and pebbles. After the land consolidation of the term Fuentelcésped, the grape strains that produced the best grapes were selected and with them new vineyard plantations were made, where the Díaz Bayo family has dedicated, for more than ten generations to the cultivation of the vineyard and the elaboration of wine in the Ribera del Duero.
The Díaz Bayo family makes special wines from both its queen grape, Tempranillo and the unique and surprising Albillo. The ideal conditions for vines were found along the Arroyo de la Nava, a high valley just 10 miles to the southeast of modern-day Aranda de Duero. The estate comprises nearly 100 acres in multiple parcels between 2800 and 3200 feet in elevation, soil types encompassing limestone, marl and clay. Varies exposures further contribute to the fruit diversity and extended harvest. The age of the vines, the great majority old-clone Tinta del País ranges from 12 – 100 years, the average being well over 100 years.
The grapes are organically farmed, hand-harvested and fermented in a mixture of oak vats, cement vats and stainless steel. The freshness, length and balance of the wines are the key points the winery takes special care of when making wines.
|REGION||Castilla y Leon|
|APPELLATION||D.O. Ribera del Duero|
|PROPRIETORS||The Diaz Bayo Family|
|FOUNDED||Dates back to the 1100’s|
|WINEMAKER||Isaac Fernandez Montana|
|ANNUAL PRODUCTION||2500 cases|
|FARMING (SUSTAINABLE, ORGANIC, BIODYNAMIC)||100% organic & sustainable dry farmed vineyards|
The modern bodega includes conical oak, cement and steel tanks for fermentation of the distinctparcels and according to the type of wine being produced. Barriques are of primarily French oak, from various producers. Extreme altitude and soil types combine with sensitive winemaking to express the deep minerality of the region, highlighted by freshness and balance.
|WINE||BLEND||VINE AGE||SOIL TYPES|
|8 Meses Roble||100% Tempranillo||35 – 62 years||Clayey-calcareous, limestone|
|15 Meses Crianza||100% Tempranillo||20 – 60 years||Clayey-calcareous, limestone|
|20 Meses Reserva||100% Tempranillo||25 – 90 years||Clayey-calcareous, limestone|