Ruth de Andres from Aleavini Spanish Wines. I am a chemist and a winemaker. Together with Ana, my sister, we work in different Spanish areas creating wines that show the incredible and diverse terroir of Spain
Garnacha is a versatile variety and it adapts perfectly to many climates and soils. Maybe the Garnachas from Gredos is the most unknown. Probably because Gredos has been inaccessible and remote. Altitudes are above 1000m and it is a mountainous area. Soil is very poor and mainly granite, with outcrops of granite rocks. So this is the substrate of the roots, they grow up as they break down the rocks. All are old vineyards and all pruning in gobelet. There is not a single trellising vineyard in the area.
La Viña del Bululú comes from the region of Alto Alberche. A small mountainous area in the North of Madrid, in a beautiful natural park called Sierra de Gredos. When Ana and I discovered the area we were fascinated and inspired to make Bululu there. The philosophy is to transmit this unique landscape into a bottle. And for that, we knew respect was a must.
The wine is produced in Sierra de Gredos, north of Madrid.