It is located in the municipality of Villatuelda, in the southwest of the province of Burgos, in the northernmost part of the Ribera del Duero wine region. This is where the birth of AZUEL came about in 2004, when two families decided to join forces to launch this business that combines tradition and innovation.
A small, hundred-year-old vineyard planted with well-trained Tempranillo or Tinta del País is the basis of our wines, accompanied by small lots of grapes planted from tiny plots that were planted at the same time. We also have younger vines and thus try to extract the maximum potential from this unique terroir, taking care of even the smallest details in both grape-growing and winemaking operations.
The philosophy of the winery includes regulating production to maintain our maxim: quality and price. Production controls are very comprehensive, with a double grape selection process, at the vineyard and in the winery, harvesting in 20 kg bins and fermentation in 15,000 litre tanks, with long maceration to achieve greater structure and balance, while maintaining primary aromas.
Ageing takes place in American and French oak barrels —half and half.
The whole range of Azuel wines highlights the typical character of Ribera del Duero, with the specific nuances of the terroir and the elegance and complexity contributed by Tempranillo vines planted on typical clay-limestone soils located at an altitude of 900 m above sea level.
We have two types of wine, both of them single-varietals: Roble and Crianza.