The Tinedo estate of the Alvarez-Arenas family is ideal for sustainable viticulture. The winery has been part of the family since 1846. The last generation attaches great importance to ecological, social and cultural responsibility. The aim of winemaking is to obtain organic, balanced and complex wines through a vineyard that completes its biological cycle.
The farm is divided into 30 plots that are managed independently of each other, based on the type of wine produced. Decisive for this are the terroir and the type of vine. Winemaker Manuel chooses to minimize the contact between the fermenting grapes and oxygen. Due to the high temperature, he harvests at night and uses cooling equipment and CO2 ice to control temperatures during the winemaking process. Part of the wine is fermented in 10,000 liter cement tanks and part in double row 20,000 liter stainless steel tanks. The malolactic fermentation takes place for the most part in cement tanks and a small part in wooden barrels, depending on the type of wine. The aging of the wine is stabilized naturally without filtration. What is special is that no chemical pesticides have ever been used in this domain, the work is done in a CO2 neutral way, using only solar energy.