Terrazgo Producer: Bod. De Crianza Type: Red D.O.: Arribes Vintage year: 2007 Capacity: 75 cl. Aging: 13 months Varieties: Rufete, Juan García, Bruñal Terrazgo Bodegas de Crianza (D.O. Arribes) This is a small production winery located in Las Arribes, one of the new wine regions of Spain. It was started by three college friends with a shared passion for wine making. The decided on this particular region while doing field practices and working as harvest Inspectors for the Las Arribes vitners association and were excited by what they saw. They took the name “Terrazgo” from the term used in the region for the terraces where the vines and olive trees have been cultivated since time immemorial. The winery controls a large part of the grape production. They work with vineyards that are located in the best areas of Las Arribes, and plots of vines that are more than 90 years old. The soils are acidic, not very deep, and have a low organic matter contact. They are mainly located on crumbly slates and granite. The crumbly slate helps to retain moisture and preserve the humidity for the roots. The winery is a self contained, 1600 square foot granite granary built over 50 years ago.