Marenas Viñedo y Bodega is located in the Cerro Encinas place, in Montilla, province of Córdoba, geographic center of Andalusia. The climate is Mediterranean, but with a great influence of the air that comes from the Atlantic sea, humid and saline, of continental climate.
With 3,000 hours of sun a year, the vineyard has a very fast vegetative process that makes the harvest advance with respect to other areas, being the first region to start the harvest in Spain.
We use traditional systems for all of our wine making processes, always taking into consideration our natural environment. In this way we are able to make wines which are completely natural, without any types of additives.
We make natural wines since 1999, without SO2 or other additives.
The wine is made with vines planted by hand by José Miguel Márquez, exclusively, with a total of 5 hectares of vineyards, (20 years old) with slopes between 10% and 20%. We work with a variety of indigenous grapes including Montepilas, Pedro Ximénez and Moscatel, (white), and Monastrell and Tempranillo (red) and others…We hand harvest, and occasionally do nocturnal harvesting.
We do not use any types of chemical treatment in the vineyards or in any of our wine making processes. In addition we do not use organic matter of any kind, so as not to create any unbalance within the production of the vineyard.
We do not plow the land. We work with native grass, which is cleared and incorporated into the soil. The pruning remains are also crushed and returned to the earth as organic matter.
Vigneron: José Miguel Márquez