In 1999 Rosalía planted her first vines around the village of Landete, the winery was built in the next year, and in 2004 released the first wine under the label Altolandon, their wines are released under the appellation of D.O. Manchuela.
Planted on a plateau almost completely surrounded by mountains, Altolandon has some of the highest vineyards in Spain at 1050m above sea level. Altolandon’s vineyards are certified organic as are many of their wines, which are low in added sulphur and in 2015 they received official vegan wine certification.
Rosalía makes wines, aided by the altitude of the vineyards, that show precision, delicacy and intense aromatic freshness from chardonnay, petit manseng (very rare for the area) and bobal amongst many others.
Tasting: This blend of Chardonnay and Petit Manseng is made in the high plateau of Manchuela, 1050m above sea level where snow coats the vineyards in winter. A fuller bodied style with white apple flesh, pear and nuts, the winemaking imparts a little oxidative character, it is low in added sulphur and certified vegan.
Tasting: An indigenous grape variety in Spain’s southeast, Bobal has a chequered past. When over irrigated it can produce very large volumes of fruit, over cropped vines produce bland, sub-standard fruit. This coupled with its extremely good disease resistance has meant that it has been used extensively for poor quality bulk wine. However, in the right hands, with yields kept low, Bobal can produce exceptionally beguiling wines. The nose is intense with aromas of ripe red seasonal fruit (cherries, blackberries, blackcurrant), subtle hints of violets, rosemary and a touch of black pepper. Certified Vegan and organic.