02. ELABORATION

The vineyard

The vineyard is spread out southwards over a gentle slope with a deep soil with a silt loam-clay-sand texture. This makes for a healthy soil because of the good aeration and permeability.

In 1982 Friedrich started to cultivate new varieties at the finca in order to study their vegetative and generative behaviour and later the production of wine from them.

Following these tests with the different varieties combined with the

analysis of the soil and climate, he chose to plant 3ha with the following varieties:

Lemberger*, Pinot Noir, Petit Verdot, Chardonnay, Muskattrollinger*, Tempranillo, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

The aforementioned varieties were planted in trellises at a distance of 1×2 metres.

*Bodega Schatz is the only vineyard in Spain to produce single-variety wines of these grapes.