To Produce the ¿y tú de quién eres? Bodegas Gratias the harvest is hand picked into big buckets directly in the vineyards, whole bunch fermented without destemming and with a low maceration between 4-5 days. Then pressed and aged in stainless steel, oak or tinaja and finally blended.
Using vines from family plots typically used to make wine for the houshold, the blend of grape varieties is chosen from vast experience of the local grape varieties hardiness to diseases and climate hazards. Traditionally varieties are planted in the same vineyard (Marisancho, Teta de Vaca, Pedro Juan, Moravia Agria, Moravia Dulce, Cegivera, Rojal, Valencin, Albillo), so they are always ensured some good fruit, even during a spring frost, or humidity during summer that enhances fungal diseases.
Bodegas Gratias Was born in 2007 when Ana and Iván got together for a party with some oenologist friends and they decided to make some wine and put it in a barrel. After the success of the first vintage, they realised they had a chance to make a difference. In a region with a declining wine industry, Ana and Iván are on a mission to protect old vineyards of Bobal and other local varieties, championing the vinous heritage of the area. They champion Manchuela as a region capable of producing exciting and relevant wines that draw on the best of tradition and indigenous varieties, yet with a spin that is undeniably looking to the future. These wines are artisinal and as natural as they come, being organically grown, fermented with natural occurring yeasts and minute sulphur additions, if any. Predominantly growing the native Bobal variety, on gnarly old bush vines planted on mainly lime bearing clay soils. These wines are artisinal and as natural as they come, made ethically with respect for the environment and in an honest fashion. Mostly fermented in oak and aged on the lees in stainless steel tanks or in tinaja or clay amphora.