A unique place, where nature comes together to give us exceptional conditions
Valdecuevas’ vineyard lies in the heart of Rueda appellation; 6 estates with rocky ground watered by the River Duero, where we grow the Verdejo variety to produce fresh, harmonious wines with the personality typical of the variety and of our project philosophy.
The estates are set on 6 different properties with vineyards of over 15 years old at 770 metres above sea level, in the municipalities of Rueda and La Seca. Currently.
The ground is rocky and full of gravel from the alluvium left by the River Duero as it passes through the area. The soil at Valdecuevas is one of the key factors in the excellent quality of its wines, as the aeration permitted by the gravel, in conjunction with the area’s special microclimate with dry, very cold winters and hot summers with cool nights, results in the highest quality grapes. The soil texture is sandy/loamy and it has a basic pH.
The climate is continental, with cold and humid winters, dry and hot summers. The strong temperature contrasts between day and night, together with a meticulous management of the humidity parameters of our vineyards in their vegetative period, provides a high potency of aromatic quality to our fruit while maintaining an ideal acidity and sugar. As for the average rainfall is 450 mm per year.
This climate that is so characteristic of the area of Rueda is one of the key factors so that our Verdejo is so different than the Verdejo grown in other wine regions, being much more expressive.
The most important grape variety grown here is Verdejo. The clone and 41B rootstock chosen in Valdecuevas estates is unusual and this gives us small, compact clusters with high oenological quality. Limited production: the average yield is 7.500 Kg/hectare
The grape varieties grown in Valdecuevas are:
White grape, native to the area of Rueda for centuries. This is a variety with character that it is very well adapted to the local extreme weather conditions which allows to produce fresh white wines of great personality.
White grape variety which originated from France and with an international recognition.
Red grape variety, known as “Tinta del país”; This is the Spanish noble grape variety par excellence
We are very demanding in the management of our vines, respecting the environment while at the same time aiming to implement the best cultivation techniques, all in favour of our product and customers.
The sustainability has been part of Valdecuevas identity from the beginning, and this is a commitment of The Martin Family. As a third-generation family business, we carry out our work applying regulations that ensure our successors will enjoy a much more sustainable world.
We are dedicated to our vineyards, this is the reason why we use techniques that seek Sustainability.