The Cellar

La bodega

Accommodation and restaurants

Casa Palacio de los Serrano S. XVIII.
Palace restored as a bed and breakfast hotel.
Contact’s mobile: (34) 650239109   
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Casa Durmión.
Rural house to rent as a whole.
Contact’s mobile: (34) 615 639 317.
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Mesón El Cid. 
Homemade food, daily menu and a la carte.
Phone. 947 53 23 32.

Harvesting 2011 vintage

Bodegas Ismael Arroyo has just finished  harvesting 2011 vintage. We started the 3th of October and finished last Sunday (8th).  We always pick the grapes by hand, selecting the best bunches in the vineyards and we only grow Tempranillo variety.

The weather has been very sunny,  high temperatures during the day, cold at night, so excellent conditions to harvest.

The grapes were very sane, with good colour, mature tanins and a level of sugar between 14-14,5 degrees.

The fermentation started naturally. The natural yeasts in the skins triggered off the fermentation process which will finish in around a week.

During the fermentation process we spray the juice over the cap of skins that float to the top of the stainles steel vats, by the technique of pumping over, to give colour and tannins to the wine.

2011 vintage wil be probably a Very Good or Excellent vintage.