An orography where the vines have to be cultivated in “costers” (slopes) where there is no possible access for machinery and traditional winegrowing is practiced. Here all work is man-made, an evident sign of the effort and hard working conditions in a harsh land which does not make things easy.
It is also the land of “licorella”, soil basically composed of slate which gives a characteristic mineral touch to the vines. This particularity together with a dry climate, little rainfall and hard ground, gives as a result scarce grape harvests with a production of one kg per vine, an average of about 3.000 kg per Ha, and wines of an incredible concentration mainly elaborated with the original varieties garnacha and mazuelo (more known as cariñena).
The result of a long tradition and due to the singularity and quality of its wines, the area has acquired a well-deserved worldwide name at wine making levels.