Our Los Lingues estate is divided into three terraces with different types of soil, according to the percentage of clay and basalt rocks of volcanic origin. There is the greatest distinctive feature of our vineyard and the key that makes the difference between the different lines of wines.
The first terrace, which corresponds to the lowest areas of the vineyard, is made up of 20% clay and small basalt rocks. This more clayey substrate allows the plants to retain more water and nutrients, and to have slightly higher yields (1.5 kg per plant on average). This is where the Cuvée Los Lingues line is born in its three varieties –Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere–, which are characterized by their purity and unique expression.
The second terrace, at a medium height, is distinguished by having low vigor soils: in this area the average yield is 1 kg per plant. It contains between 10% and 15% clay and medium-sized basalt rocks throughout the profile, which provide a balance between structure and high-concentration minerality, the base of our Royale wines.
The third terrace, located in the highest part of the vineyard, has short soils with 5% to 10% clay with a large basaltic bedrock at an average depth between 20 and 40 cm. The yield is low –on average it varies between 500 and 800 grams per plant–, which translates into early maturity wines with a high expression of basalt rock, a typicality that can be especially appreciated in our Cerro Basalto and Auma wines.