Xavier Iturria studied Enology and Viticulture in Bordeaux. When he arrived in Spain in 1999, he gained experience working in several important wineries in Ribera de Duero, Rioja and Toro.
In 2009 he founded Bodegas Iturria S.L.
The vineyard is located in Morales de Toro, and the vines are from 20 to 60 years old. It covers an area of 5 Ha in clay, limy and sandy soil. All our vineyards are planted ungrafted (absence of Phylloxera)
The varieties of grape that are used are: Toro Tinta ( tempranillo adapted to the extreme conditions of Toro) and garnacha (Grenache) grapes.
At an altitude of 700 metres, this vineyard has a continental climate with a wide temperature range that flavours the ripening cycle of the grapes.
Herbicides are not used.
The grape harvested by hand is distributed in boxes of 15 kg.
The alcoholic fermentation is carried out with native yeasts at a moderate temperature (max. 27º)
The extraction method is bâtonnage (stirring), and the malolactic fermentation is made in French oak barrels, where the lees are stirred once a week.
The time the wine spends in barrels varies depending on the wine and the vintage.