To produce the Viña Barradero Blanco Contreras Ruiz, the must fermentation is carried out at low temperature over 14 days in stainless steel, following maceration where the must is left in contact with the skins to obtain greater flavour intensity, then aged on its fine lees. From vineyards in calcareous soils rich in iron.
Fruit comes from 5 vineyards around the Doñana national park following an ecological tradition.
Next to the National Park of Donana, an area of preserved natural beauty, Bodegas Contreras Ruiz champions the rich, full bodied Zalema grape. Located in the deep south of Spain, on the Atlantic coast close to Portugal, this is the perfect site to grow this local variety organically. Their goal is to make complex wines, where this single grape variety is expressed in different ways according to site and soil. Having converted a substantial portion of their vineyards to organic viticulture they are aiming to have certified wines within the next few years and with this comes respect for the environment and shows through in the way they produce distinct fresh young wines.