LOESS Driven by our passion for fine wines and applying our more than eighteen years of wine-making experience, in 2001 we embarked on a new adventure we called Loess, in which quality will always be the centre-piece. We began the project right from the terroir, acquiring six select vineyards in Roa, Burgos. These vineyards are planted in soils classified as “Excellent” in the zoning carried out by Technical University of Madrid (UPM) for the Ribera del Duero Designation of Origin Regulatory Council (Consejo Regulador de la Denominación de Origen Ribera del Duero). In 2004, having obtained high quality grapes, we started making our red wines. Encouraged by how the reds turned out, we decided to expand our project to include white wines of the Rueda designation of origin. Loess is a high-end brand of wines of the Ribera del Duero and Rueda designations of origin, made from grapes grown in our own vineyards. OUR VINEYARDSLoess is a unique terroir-driven wine, grown in soils classified as ``Excellent`` in the zoning carried out by Technical University of Madrid (UPM) for the Ribera del Duero Designation of Origin Regulatory Council (Consejo Regulador de la Denominación de Origen Ribera del Duero). The vineyards, planted in 1998 and located in Roa (Burgos), cover an area of 27.62 hectares and are of the tinta del país varietal, as tempranillo is known in the region. Our six estates are: Corderilla, Carravalcavado 1, Carravalcavado 2, Carravalcavado 3, Carraboada 1 and Carraboada 2. The vines are thinned carefully and thoroughly each year with a view to a calm and gradual growth of the grapes. The grapes are then combined and adjusted in precisely the right proportion to afford the wine all the quality we expect from a Loess. CARRAVALCAVADOCARRAVALCAVADODenominación de Origen: Ribera del Duero / Termino municipal: Roa / Altitud: 817 m. / Pendiente: 6,4 y 10,2% / Superficie: 7,6214 ha / Tipo de suelo: alfisol e inceptisol / Variedad vinífera: tinta del país / Año de plantación: 1998 / Conducción: emparrado en espaldera / Poda: Cordón Royat CORDERILLACORDERILLADenominación de Origen: Ribera del Duero / Termino municipal: Roa / Altitud: 793 m / Pendiente: 0,8% / Superficie: 5,0988 ha / Tipo de suelo: alfisol e inceptisol / Variedad vinífera: tinta del país / Año de plantación: 1998 / Conducción: emparrado en espaldera / Poda: Cordon Royat CARRABOADACARRABOADADenominación de Origen: Ribera del Duero / Termino municipal: Roa / Altitud: 806 m / Pendiente: 4,9 % / Superficie: 5,8092 ha / Tipo de suelo: alfisol con arcilla en la parte central del suelo / Variedad vinífera: tinta del país / Año de plantación: 1998 / Conducción: emparrado / Poda: Cordon Royat OUR WINESAt present, we produce five different wines, three reds under the Ribera del Duero D.O., and two whites from the Rueda D.O. Our red wines are made from grapes selected at our vineyards and aged between 7 and 24 months, depending on the wine's structure in each vintage. Among our Ribera del Duero wines, the blue capsule Loess is labelled crianza, while Loess Collection and Loess Inspiration are labelled generically, with no roble or reserva aging statement. All of them have aged in wooden casks for longer than the legal minimum. We decide how long the wines need in barrel and bottle, based on the characteristics of each vintage. Our two white wines are made using verdejo grapes from two vineyards located in Rueda, and they are kept on fine lees for some months after their alcoholic fermentation. The young Loess is fermented in stainless steel and Loess Collection in French oak barrels. TodoRibera del DueroRuedaLOESS COLLECTIONRibera del DueroLOESS COLLECTIONRuedaLOESSRibera del DueroLOESSRuedaLOESS INSPIRATIONRibera del Duero CONTACT Contact C/ El Monte nº7, Arroyo de la Encomienda – Valladolid – Spain +34 983 664 898 + 34 672 369 563 firstname.lastname@example.org www.loess.es Nombre (requerido) Correo electrónico (requerido) Asunto Mensaje LOESS Loess, in geology, is a sedimentary soil laid down by wind action. Such soils are fertile, deep and ideal for growing vines on. Loess is thus a wine named after a soil, and it is a very much a terroir wine.