Our Vineyard

Bodega Villa d'Orta, in addition to the wine trade, is also a vineyard of 50 hectares Bio certified by the Regulatory Council of the Denominacion; it is one of the largest area planted with ​​certified organic vines in all of SOMONTANO. The vines were planted in two neighboring pueblos of Barbastro, the wine capital, Laluenga where the production per hectare is more important because land is more fertile and irrigated, and Barbuñales which produces probably the best grapes of SOMONTANO. Terrain with low fertility, less depth, rock-bound earth, stones that are called Mallacanes, where the vines suffer much and the yield per hectare is low: roughly 3 to 5 tons per hectare ... But what grapes!

  The vineyard was planted between 1999 and 2000 with the following varieties:
- 23 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon
- 24 hectares of Merlot
- 3   hectares of Tempranillo

  Cabernet Sauvignon is a French grape known worldwide thanks to the great wines of Bordeaux, which is one of the most common varieties planted in the world. The variety owes its international recognition to the vineyards of Bordeaux where it is often blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Despite its globalization of culture, this grape variety is relatively new. It is the product of a crossing between Cabernet franc and Sauvignon blanc made by chance in the seventeenth century in the south-west of France. It owes its popularity to its easiness of cultivation (the grapes have thick skins and the vines are resistant to frost and mold), but also to a specific scent that gives it its particular characteristics.

 Merlot is a French black grape variety. Traditionally used in Bordeaux, its qualities have enabled Merlot to win most vineyards of southwestern France, Languedoc-Roussillon and SOMONTANO. Grape mainly used for blending with other red varieties in Spain, Merlot brings roundness and subtle tannins to the austerity of young Cabernet Sauvignon wines. It is found in most young wines (Tinto joven) in the Barbastro region.

  Tempranillo is of Spanish origin; it is the noble grape of Spain. Its name comes from early, temprano, in reference to the relatively early maturity of this grape variety. It matures about two to three weeks before the Merlot. It produces wines with low acidity because of its ability to absorb potassium in the soil.  In the SOMONTANO region, it is often assembled with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot to make the wine more pleasant to drink young.