Abadia de Acon

In 2003, the Carrasco family built the current winery, partially underground, sober, simple and functional, offering a perfect combination of gravity, design and technology.
Located on a hill with gentle slopes, open to the four winds, it is protected by centuries-old oaks and, from any vantage point, ample vineyards, Castilian fields and copses of oak, holm oak, rockroses and savines and other native vegetation can be viewed, with the River Douro in the not-too-distant background.

Abadía de Acón has 35 hectares of vineyards located in the D.O. Ribera del Duero, 92% planted with the native grape variety “Tempranillo” or “Tinto Fino de la Ribera” the remainder being “Cabernet Sauvignon” (2%) and “Merlot” (6%).
The majority of the vines are espalier-trained and have an average age of 15 years, although our special wines are made with grapes from over 65-year-old vines.

The soils are chalky-clay with streaks of brown soil and some alluvial parts. The vineyards are situated at an altitude of 800 metres above sea level.

The land and the vine are fertilised exclusively with organic fertilisers (manure from local sheep to avoid foreign diseases). Winter and green  pruning, cluster thinning after veraison and a total absence of irrigation result in a production of less than two kilos per vine; a limited production in which all of the soil’s minerals and nutrients are concentrated.

We also refrain from using herbicides or any other aggressive treatments on the vineyards.

Someone once said that “the vineyard is the essence of the wine. Without a great grape, there can be no great wine.”

For this reason, the vineyards are exhaustively monitored each year to ensure that the grapes that arrive at the winery are of the highest quality.



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