Díaz Bayo

8 Meses Roble – 2020

Region: Spain - Castilla y Leon

Díaz Bayo

For more than ten generations, the Díaz Bayo family has been dedicated to the cultivation of the land in the Ribera del Duero. The tradition of vineyard cultivation in the municipality of Fuentelcésped dates back to 1177. Familia Díaz Bayo vineyards were planted in the valley of the Nava stream, an ideal spot due to the sunny slopes, abundant loose soil and pebbles.

The Díaz Bayo family makes wines from the red grape varietal Tempranillo and the white grape varietal Albillo.  The first written mention of Albillo is from the 15th century in Agricultura General by Gabriel Alonso de Herrera in which he says that the wine made from this variety is described as “very clear, with gentle color and taste.”

Located 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 41ha (100 acres) in multiple parcels between 2800 and 3200 feet above sea level in elevation. The soil is comprised of limestone, marl and clay. Various exposures contribute to fruit diversity and extended harvest time. The vines range from 12-100 years of age.

The vineyards are organically farmed, hand-harvested and fermented in a mixture of oak vats, cement vats and stainless steel.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

El Monte, Valdebrero, La Viñota estate vineyards in D. O. Ribera del Duero.

  • Altitude: 2950 – 3020 feet
  • Soils: Clayey-calcareous limestone
  • Vines Planted 1960 – 1995
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested
  • Destemmed before crushing
  • Fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks
  • Malolactic fermentation in tanks
  • Aged 8 months in used French and American oak barrels
  • Aged in bottle 6 months
Winemaker's Notes

Aromatic herbs and red fruit aromas with light toast notes. Bright fruit takes over the generous palate with subtle oak hints on the finish.

Wine Summary

100% Tempranillo; alcohol: 14%; El Monte, Valdebrero, La Viñota estate vineyards in D. O. Ribera del Duero between 2950 – 3020 feet; vines planted 1960 – 1995 in clayey-calcareous limestone; hand harvested; fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks; aged 8 months in used French and American oak barrels; aged 6 months in bottle.

Technical Information
  • 100% Tempranillo
  • Alcohol: 14%

General Info

COUNTRY Spain
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 2,500 9L cases
FARMING (SUSTAINABLE, ORGANIC, BIODYNAMIC) 100% organic & sustainable dry farmed vineyards