Bodegas San Valero
Together for the good
In 1944 the Cooperativa Vinícola San Valero was founded in the region of Aragón. It was the first winery in this area and the second in Spain to introduce industrial bottling. At present, it has around 500 winegrowers, who together cultivate an area of around 4000 hectares. Since 1983, the cooperative has been monitoring every single grape harvest according to defined quality criteria in order to meet the high standards it has set itself. In addition to reducing the use of pesticides, this system allows to improve the preservation of the environment and to increase the final quality of all wines.
A rocky road to the finished wine
Monte Ducay is a very unique and exclusive terroir in the Cariñena wine region. After a process of disengagement, it was in public ownership before becoming private property and being sold in plots. All that is left of this landowner is his surname (Ducay)
It consists of very deep, stony soil, which gives it its personality. The stones have a double function: they allow water to reach the lower layers of the earth instead of accumulating on the surface, which creates the risk of disease, and at the same time the stones store the heat of the sun and release it at night, creating a microclimate specific to the region.
The fruit on the vines in this area ripens less than in other places and the grapes are smaller. This means that there is a higher concentration with less water, which is later transferred to the wines. These have very intense aromas and a higher degree of what the wine industry calls "expressiveness". In 1969 Bodegas San Valero created its Monte Ducay range to market its best wines. Later the selection was expanded with other wines typical of the terroir.
More information about Bodegas San Valero
|Company Name:||Cooperativa Vinícola San Valero|
|Street:||Ctra. Nacional 330, km 450|
|City:||50400 Cariñena (Zaragoza)|
|Contact & Web|
|Telephone:||+34 976 620 400|
|Year of Incorporation:||1944|
|Vineyard Area:||4000 Hektar|