Sastre is a family-run winery located in the heart of the D.O. in the town of La Horra. It boasts some of the oldest vineyards in the Ribera del Duero region.
Jesus Sastre is the winemaker and vineyard manager, whose philosophies and winemaking talents have been a driving force of the winery. Committed to organic farming and biodynamic agricultural principles, the level of his expertise is unquestioned. The Sastres inherited from their father and grandfather prime vineyard sites in the Burgos area of Ribera del Duero. Jesus has always respected the site and the history of the vineyards his family has farmed. Once the grapes are picked they are delivered to the winery. There is an exhaustive control of the grape quality when when they are received. To break the fruit and separate the skin, the stem is removed and the fruit is pressed. After this process, the must is transferred to the fermenting hall where the alcoholic fermentation and maceration take place.
The family wine, made only in the finest years. Hand harvested by only the family members, 1200 bottles produced from some of the oldest parcels of Tempranillo in Pago de Santa Cruz blended with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. After fermentation in a special stainless steel tank built to its specs the wine was transferred into new French oak. It was racked further into new oak three times and aged for a total of 24 months in the oak. Botlled unfined and unfiltered. Tasting Notes: Red fruits combine with lead pencil shavings to produce a wine with singular qualities.