A UNIQUE ESTATE AND A MODEL OF VITICULTURE
La Lombana, a 43-hectare wine estate situated at the foot of the Moncayo mountain in poor, gravelly soils, was planted by the Guelbenzu winery over 20 years ago. The La Lombana vineyard is located in Vierlas and stretches out over soils made up of elements from the Tertiary era, dating back over 22.5 million years. For a vigneron, this is a dream vineyard, because of the extraordinary growing conditions that include a special texture of soil that enables good drainage, together with the vines’ naturally low yields, their resistance to drought and the low risk of spring frosts.
A CHARACTER FORGED BY A SPECIAL MICROCLIMATE
The proximity of the Moncayo mountain brings about wide temperature variation between day and night-time. These swings have a very positive influence on the formation of tannins and anthocyanins, which are essential for the production of wines with roundness, body and individual character, and with the capacity to age well.
An added climatic feature is the “Cierzo” wind that blows through this region. The Cierzo is a frequent, strong cold and dry wind which, thanks to its high drying capacity, enhances evaporation and prevents the formation of fog and humid conditions in general.