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100 year old vines
We have the obligation to protect this Sierra de Francia Natural Park where our vines are almost hidden, so we grow organically, taking advantage of the altitude of up to 900 metres, which brings freshness, elegance and colour, as well as the extraordinary ageing of the Rufete and Tempranillo vines. Many of the vines are among the oldest in Spain, between 80 and 120 years old.
Researching local grapes
We have been able to rescue almost extinct grapes such as the Calabrese, a variety of which we have located only 36 specimens more than 100 years old, or to make known the Rufete and the white Rufete, of which fortunately there are still some old vines scattered in small vineyards in the Sierra de Francia.
This landscape is unique for growing aragonese (local tempranillo), rufete and calabrese vines under optimum conditions. Each plot is harvested as many times as there are types of grapes in each one of them, in order to harvest them at their optimum ripeness. The selection is first carried out in the vineyard by the grape pickers themselves, who carefully hand-pick only the healthy and ripe bunches. A second selection is then made in the winery where the grapes arrive in small boxes with a maximum of 16 kg of fruit.
All wines carry the European certified organic label. We respect our ecosystem by being integrated into the forest, maintaining the soil structure, providing shelter to countless animal and plant species and of course not using herbicides, insecticides or chemical fertilisers. The vines maintain a vegetation cover all year round, helping to maintain biodiversity and biological balance in the soil and on the surface. In winter it provides food for sheep, which in turn fertilise the soil, the legumes fix nitrogen, and in spring the flowers attract thousands of pollinating insects. Pests are avoided thanks to the balance provided by so much biodiversity.
The yeasts used in the winemaking process are indigenous, the pumping-over is carried out in a gravity-filled tank; no pumps are used at any time. The winery has an installation of solar panels that generates 30KW, which produces more energy than it consumes.
Production per plot
The winery was specially designed to vinify each plot individually in tanks of between 1,000 and 8,000 litres. In the ageing room we have 300 and 500 litre French oak barrels, which are also bottled individually.
Our wines are the natural reflection of each plot. In order to maintain the best expression of the grape and its terroir, we do not filter, clarify or stabilise the wines. Sulphites are minimal, always below half of what is established by European regulations for organic wines.
Natural winemaking with minimal intervention is possible thanks to the very high quality of the grapes from the Cámbrico vineyards. Each vintage is unique, at Cámbrico we do not intervene with added substances so that each wine reflects the climatology of each vintage and terroir. You won’t find a Cámbrico wine like any other, that’s why we define ourselves as landscape wines.
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Get to know the essence of our wine heritage recovery project. This is not a regular winery visit, is an exploration of the most forgotten wine-growing territory and a reminder of the Roman legacy and of the elders of the Sierra de Francia..