RIBERA DEL DUERO
Torremilanos is located at the heart of the Ribera de Duero, on the outskirts of Aranda de Duero. The origins of Torremilanos winery date back to 1903, however it is in 1975 when the Peñalba López family bought the state. Growing up in a family of wine-makers and confident in the quality of our local grapes, in particular Tempranillo, Pablo Peñalba decided to invest and increase the amount of vineyards up to the 200 hectars they have now a days. All of the vineyards are situated along the hills next to our wine cellar. Following their traditional farming practices to ensure the best quality of grapes, the vineyards are cultivated in harmony with nature and allow them to be certified organic. These practices when combined with the characteristics of the soil, climate, and their own cooperage give the wines their distinct personalities.
Torremilanos State is located 600 meters South from the river Duero, in the village of Aranda de Duero. The vineyards are situated at an altitude between 800 and 900 meters above sea-level with a Northeast exposure and formed by the sediment of the river Duero.The distinct personality of our wines can be attributed to the rolling stones found in our alluvial soils in combination with our continental climate, consisting of dry hot summers and long cold winters. The local temperatures drastically oscillate between day and night during the four seasons. At Torremilanos they hand-pick the grapes and practice a sustainable agriculture in harmony with nature. Organically farmed and planted across 200 hectars, you can find vineyards over 100 years old.
In Finca Torremilanos they feel very proud of owning their own cooperage. They handcraft each and every barrel staying true to the traditional elaboration methods and sustainable practices.
They use mostly French and American Oak that is air-dried and slowly toasted to provide subtle oak overtones in the wines.