Ferratus is located between Aranda de Duero and Gumiel de Izán in the heart of DO Ribera del Duero in the province of Burgos in Castilla y León. It is nestled in a picturesque area surrounded by pine groves. Established in 2003 and nestled in a picturesque area surrounded by pine groves, Ferratus is a modern, family-run winery which represents the culmination of the Cuevas Jiménez family's vision to create top quality wines with personality, finesse, elegance and harmony. 'Ferratus is a winery, but above all, it's a passion' says María Luisa Cuevas. She is the family's daughter, a former city lawyer and now the driving force and one of the few women to own a winery in DO Ribera del Duero and to produce avant-garde wines with a feminine touch. Ferratus was built to maintain the utmost respect for the environment, thus the natural flora of the land, as well as lavender and pine, surrounds its vineyards. This ensures the most meticulous protection of its vines from the perils of winds and frost. The vineyards, of mainly Tinta del País (Tempranillo), are some of the oldest in the region, with several more than 50 years of age.
The facilities of the winery are highly functional with harvesting done by night followed by a rigorous selection of grapes on a double selection table. The grapes then reach the stainless steel vats by gravity without the use of a hopper. The wines are fermented in small tanks classified by vineyard, followed by a secret coupage by winemaker Benigno Garrido, and refined in almost 100% French oak. Ferratus wines are very complex with great capacity to develop over time and adapt to the demands of the modern consumer.
Maria Luisa comments on the 2019 harvest: '2019 is 'the vintage', the quality of the fruit is outstanding and will be considered a vintage to remember.'
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