Soil and climate
The village of La Horra is 802 meters above sea level. Its landscape is gently sloping, bringing together streams such as the Arroyo de San Miguel, Arroyo Madre and Arroyo del Ejido, with hills like Cerro de Pino Gordo (872 meters to the north of the village; Valdenavas (851 meters) to the southwest and El Alto (856 meters) to the southeast. In the north of the municipality, there is a ridge of hills 925-940 meters high which protects the area from cold winds.
The area has a continental Mediterranean climate with long, cold winters and short, hot summers. The climate is characterized by a low-to-moderate (450 mm. of rain per year) and a high level of sunlight (more than 2,400 hours of sunlight). At high altitudes, these conditions accentuate the contrast in temperature between day and night during the grapes’ ripening phase. The dry summer has temperatures up to 40ºC and the long winters see the temperature drop to -16ºC.
The main soil type is red clay with different amounts of silt, sand and gravel.
The García Figuero family vines are situated in plots on gentle-to-moderate inclining slopes (3-8%) facing south and east with altitudes of between 805 and 850 meters.
Biodiversity and sustainability.
The municipality has a surface of 3,000 hectares, of which only a third is made up of vineyards. The rest is cereal and 500 hectares of forests filled with oak and pine. This variety of species of flora in La Horra´s environment is one of the keys to maintaining biodiversity and sustainability. Together with biodiversity, the culture of sustainability has been part of the family’s farming philosophy for generations.
At the moment, the maximum production is 2,500-3,500 kilos per hectare and any treatment on the vines is kept to a minimum. This gives us a final result of exceptionally healthy, natural grapes whose fruit gives us elegant wines full of personality.
These special characteristics including the surrounding nature, the soil, and the climate are all intertwined, resulting in elegant fruit.