Los viñedos que trabajamos se encuentran dentro de la D.O. Toro, que son nuestros viñedos en Valladolid más extensos, repartidos, principalmente, en dos grandes zonas diferenciadas de San Román de Hornija y Morales de Toro.
Almost 100% of the Algil vineyards are planted with free-standing vines, a type of vineyard that is not grafted, thus giving the grapes the highest quality and making our wine different, exclusive and recognisable to taste and touch.
Vines planted in bush vines and with low planting densities. With very low annual rainfall, the vines are subjected to a controlled water stress that forces the plants to give their best, which is one of the secrets of Toro.
A surviving vineyard, forced to grow in extreme circumstances, forced to develop in extreme conditions, which develops a raw material of extraordinary quality.
This unirrigated area combines vines ranging in age from 25 years old for the youngest vines to 110 years old for the oldest vines.
San Román de Hornija
Located in the easternmost part of the Toro D.O., at an altitude of 700m, and crowning the top of the moor, are the vineyards of San Román.
A vineyard sheltered and surrounded by a mountain of pines and holm oaks in which the quaternary soils are the main protagonists. Sands and large boulders, unique in the Toro area, sit on a nutrient-poor substrate that gives our grapes unique characteristics.
The vineyard is divided into three plots totalling just 4 hectares of ungrafted vines. An ancestral heritage of one of the few areas in Europe that avoided phylloxera in the 19th century.
At Algil we have half a hectare of this gift of nature: a pre-phylloxera vineyard of about 110 years old that gives a distinctive character to our raw material.
The traditional Tinta de Toro is predominant in the Cuesta de la Majada and Los Quemados plots, although we also find here one of the few Garnachas in the area, which is used entirely for one of our most innovative proposals: Algil Garnacha, our 100% single varietal Garnacha de Toro.
Parcela la Majada
Vineyard of 1 hectare of about 55 years old, planted by my grandfather Pepe. It is surrounded by holm oak and pine trees and located in the area of the “majada”, hence its name. Soil of pebbles and sand, grape variety Tinta de Toro and a little Garnacha.
Parcela los Quemaos
Older vineyard about 110 years old with an area of 0.5 ha (about 500 vines), planted by my father-in-law’s ancestors. It is 3 km from the Majada plot, on a plateau above the village of San Román de Hornija. Area where the soils no longer have that amount of pebbles, they are sandy and the peculiarity is some underground clays that help to keep the humidity in the dry summers, the variety is Tinta de Toro.
"Wine brightens the countryside, exalts the hearts, enkindles the pupils and teaches the feet to dance"
– José Ortega y Gasset
Morales de Toro
At an altitude of around 700 metres and barely 6 kilometres from the vineyards of San Román, the bulk of our plots are located.
15 hectares established in the locality of Morales de Toro that sits on silty/sandy soils with underground clays that work as sustenance for the hot and dry summers of the area.
La mayor parte de nuestros viñedos de Morales de Toro, ubicados en Valladolid, están plantados en pie franco y tienen una edad media que ronda los 50 años, alcanzándose los 70 años en alguna de las parcelas.
Como en San Román, la Tinta de Toro es la variedad predominante, pero aquí nos encontramos otro varietal que cada vez está cobrando más nombre entre los grandes bodegueros de la zona: la malvasía.
The plots of El Manjano and La Hoyada give their name to a vineyard destined to draw the purest interpretation of our wines.
Parcela el Manjano
Esta parcela es un conjunto de viñedos de entre 23 y 70 años de antigüedad, la superficie es de 8 Ha, donde se pueden encontrar las variedades de Tinta de Toro y Malvasía. Esta viña es de mis tíos, viticultores por excelencia. Se sitúa a pocos kilómetros del pueblo de Morales de Toro, en un bajo de arenas calizas y limo con arcillas de barro blanco.
Parcela la Hoyada
Small plot of land of almost 1Ha, about 70 years old, located on the way between Morales and Toro. Also from the property of my grandparents. 100% Tinta de Toro vineyard with sandy soils and grey clays from sedimentation.