Introduction to Hacienda Solano in La Aguilera, Ribera del Duero

La Aguilera, a village with some of the oldest vineyards in Ribera del Duero

Hacienda Solano is a small family bodega situated in La Aguilera, Burgos. A village which has some of the best and oldest vineyards in D.O. Ribera del Duero.

Initially their grapes were sold to wineries like Vega Sicilia and Emilio Moro. In 2016 winemaker Toni Sarrión was invited to make Hacienda Solano’s own wine and he has managed the winemaking ever since. Together with Sophie Kuhn and the rest of the family Cubillo Solano, he makes wines that respect their philosophy.

 

The philopsophy – expressions of a vineyard

Hacienda Solano’s philosophy is to work with minimal intervention, working in an artisanal way without added yeasts, without additives and with less time on oak. This lets the vineyards express themselves.

They work in a sustainable way in the vineyard, avoiding the use of pesticides and use only organic fertilizers.

 

The vineyards – rooted deep in calcareous soil

The work with selected, characteristic vineyards and sustainable viticulture characterises several generations of wine workers. Cold winters, hot summers, lots of effort and dedication, not to mention the passion, is what marks the hand of a wine worker.

 

The wines – the character of a village

With honest work the intention is to let the wines reflect the character of the place, the climate and the soils. Close your eyes and you are surrounded of pines –  that is how Hacienda Solano work in La Aguilera.

 

A statement about their sustainability policy “Viticultura sostenible”:

All the grapes with which Hacienda Solano wines are made come from vineyards that belong to the Cubillo Solano family. They are very old vineyards that have been passed from generation to generation with the same criteria, respect for the land.

They work in a sustainable way and no herbicides, pesticides, or any synthetic product are used in the vine cycle, always using products that are authorized in organic farming.

As of today the certification to organic agriculture is in process but the size of the vineyards, small holdings, makes change very complicated and slow.

The team of oenologists, from the beginning of the pruning until the harvest arrives, follows up to ensure that all the works and products used are adequate with our work philosophy.

Ribera del Duero, which is our quality control body, allows us to include the mention “sustainable agriculture” on the label, since they, through the exercise of product traceability, verify that it is a true mention.

 

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