Bodegas Altolandon is found in 120 acres of beautiful land to the north west of Valencia in Spain. This area of land sits 1,100 metres above sea level, and as such there is a great range between day and night temperatures. This diurnal range has been proven to help grapes ripen in a more even way.
In other words, the warmer temperatures in the day help encourage sugar development, whilst the cooler temperatures at night help the grapes to retain their freshness and vibrancy in terms of acidity and aroma.
Bodegas Altolandon make the most of these conditions by making sure the fruit quality is at its best. This is done by using only natural and organic methods. They are always looking to achieve that ultimate combination of purity and complexity. This duality runs through every stage of their wine making process. For instance, they limit the amount of intervention in the vinifying process, using native yeasts in so doing. The high quality of fruit is respected all the way to the finish line, with the wines being aged in French oak or clay amphora, both of which work to keep the taste fresh and pure, whilst enhancing the natural complexity.
Healthy soil, delicious fruits
This is organic wine made in the freshest and most natural of ways. Up there in the high hills, the air quality is very good. Plus, there are no pesticides used, and the soil fertility of their land is kept at a high level thanks to the use of only natural fertilisers. They even have separate soil types across their vineyard with which they pair the grapes that most thrive in each given condition. Since wine, after all, comes from the grape, it makes sense that the emphasis should be put on how to grow grapes which are as healthy and vibrant as possible, in an environment that is brimming with life.
Delicious whites and reds
The natural approach and the beautiful conditions would not mean as much if the wine was not exquisite. So we are happy to say that Bodegas Altolandon consistently produce some fabulous wines. The area which they are blessed to be situated in is able to grow grape varieties such as Bobal, Malbec, Garnacha (the Spanish equivalent for Grenache) and more. This being so, their range of wines is always full of many stunning options, from elegant apricot whites to deep cherry reds.