HIGH ALTITUDE WINES FROM THE SOUTH OF SPAIN
Our main goal is to produce wines with an extreme personality in an area where we think that it is very unique to grow grapes and make very interesting wines.
The project was born in 2009 with the vision of producing great wines in a remote and surprising region. Several varieties are very well adapted to the climate, the soils and the altitude of this region of Spain, making it possible to produce wines with character and a definite sense of place.
PADULES. THE REGION OF IGP RIBERA DEL ANDARAX
Padules, the village where Pagos de Indalia is located, is nestled on the Andarax creek between Sierra Nevada and Sierra Gador. This landscape, with big ravines and big slopes, forces us to use mules in many of our vineyards where you can’t use machines and you have to travel back to the old times to take care of the grapes.
The vineyards are calcareous in the area of the Andarax creek and amazing slate soils closer to Sierra Nevada, in the highest vineyards, where elevations top 3300 feet over sea level.
The beginning of our adventure.
Our philosophy is to preserve the environment of the region. All the vineyards that we own are certified by the government of Andalucia with the stamp of organic agriculture.
The Syrah has been very well adapted to the calcareous soils that we have around Padules. The Pinot Noir is giving an amazing quality at the vineyards we own on the slate terraces closer to Sierra Nevada. Each variety is showing the best of it combined with the variety of soils that we have in the region and the diversity of altitudes that our vineyards are in.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot y Tempranillo are in the highest altitudes and are grown in very dry soils. Those vines are alive just with the humidity of the Alboran sea mist. This particular microclimate combined with the slate soils and with a huge difference in temperature between day/night, allows us to produce wines with a mineral character that are very age worthy.
Our white varities are planted mainly in trained vines in order to stop the insolation of the grapes. The soils where they are planted are calcareous with a clay texture and extremely poor and this is how we get the best expression with delicate but intense fruit, floral and mineral tastes. We highlight the varieties of Macabeo, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and the always exceptional Vermentino.