“Finca Carmina” comprises 7 hectares of Lambrusco Grasparossa vines that were planted in 2006 with seedling imported from Modena, Emilia-Romagna region, in Italy. “Finca Micaela”, for its part, boasts 11 hectares of Malbec.
Lambrusco espaliers are generous, yielding around 18,000kg per hectare. This is a rustic and disease-resistant varietal with a lengthy ripening cycle. The harvest for white and sparkling wines starts the last week of February and finishes in April. For the rest of the lines, if the weather allows, the grapes are picked the first days of May. All the production is picked by hand. Each bunch is placed, leafless, in cases or bins. In the vineyard, there is a first selection of bunches that is later reinforced by a second, more meticulous selection at the winery.
The works in Finca Carmina vineyard are most important. Agronomists carry out detailed studies of the land, water and plants in order to obtain top-quality raw material with excellent health conditions.
This way, the experts select the rows according to the plants’ vegetative expression and organize the vineyard in such a way that simplifies works such as irrigation, de-budding, pruning and leafing, so that grapes gain the desired vigor and ripeness.
This thorough and careful work is reflected in the wines’ character and personality, in each of the different lines.