These are wines that could be defined as ‘hyperlocal’, wines whose qualities are defined and confined to a specific and delimited environment; in this case Casa Lo Alto, a hill in Venta del Moro presenting very particular edaphological, historical and enological conditions and gives these wines their special character.
“The plot of land will be different, unique, and that differentiation is what we want to capture in a bottle of wine.”
Finca Casa Lo Alto is a traditional farmhouse with a winery dated back to 1796 located in a hill (lo alto) for which the place is named, in Venta del Moro in the Requena-Utiel region. The winery was acquired in 2017 by Bodegas Murviedro (Groupe Schenk). It boasts 60 hectares of vineyards: Bobal, Grenache, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Chardonnay and there are 30 hectares of almond groves surrounded by 60 hectares of forest cover that makes it a truly unique place which also joined to the production system characterised by minimal intervention, gives these wines their special character.
Respect for the typicity of the soil and minimal intervention in the production system: The management of the vines' cultivation is environmentally respectful.
The use of synthesised chemical products is avoided, to avoid interfering with the soil's mesobiota and macrobiota, so as to ensure a living soil that conveys the characteristics of the terroir. The fertiliser is organic, of animal origin, and features biodynamic preparations, for the purpose of revitalising the soil and infusing it with biodiversity. 'The plot of land will be different, unique, and that differentiation is what we want to capture in a bottle of wine'. The production system is characterised by minimal intervention, so that the vineyard’s qualities are fully expressed, using harvesting and ageing systems to obtain the greatest possible typicity.