Very spoiled wines that are born from the project of Beatriz Herranz in La Seca for giving back value to the family verdejo and later rescuing in the Arribes del Duero vineyards of the Juan García variety.
This story could not be started in a more authentic place than in the Cantarranas spot, in the Valladolid term of La Seca.
A perfect location for its soil of siliceous sands and pebbles, with a layer of subsoil of clay and limestone in its deepest layers.
At 718 meters above sea level, this vineyard spends long winters and hot, dry summers, which makes its vines look for water resources in the deepest soil.
Here we get the authentic expression of the grape, thanks to its work in ecological, respecting the environment and the biodiversity of the vineyard.
In 2013, convinced of the virtues of the old vineyard, we find some very peculiar plots in Alcazarén (Valladolid) with strains of unknown age that are around 150 years old, at 770 meters altitude and with old clones, which have little or nothing to do with the new planting clonal selections of Rueda. Sandy loam soils, located within the Tierra de Pinares region.
And in 2014 comes our next recovery project. Some old vines of the autochthonous variety of the area of the Natural Park "Arribes del Duero" in Zamora, under the name of Juan García. With these vineyards of about 80 years old, with granite and quartz soil, at 670 meters of altitude, we make our red wine.
Beatriz Herranz is reunited with Verdejo while she was immersed in a project to recover old Grenache vines in Cebreros, making a wine called La Fábula. With this project completed, he returns to La Seca (Valladolid), to the family vineyards, specifically, to the willows of his grandfather, to begin this adventure with a small winery, devoting his body and soul to Verdejo. Barco del Corneta is the fruit of his personal and professional experience after years linked to the world of vineyards and wine.
With an artisan elaboration, Barco del Corneta is a bet to rescue the essence of Verdejo, respecting the identity of the variety, soil and climate. As of the 2014 vintage, Barco del Corneta and Cucú grow in production and two new wines appear: a Verdejo of old vines, of centenary vines, and a red of the Arribes del Duero, made mainly with the native variety Juan García.
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