Husband and wife team Ivan Lopez Barco and Raquel Grandival Allende share a philosophy to respect the earth and the environment that surrounds them, to show the maximum varietal expression of their grapes. 

With deep knowledge and experience, the dream of turning their passion for wine into a way of life came to fruition in 2010. They farm 40-year-old plots of Tempranillo, Garnacha, Syrah and Graciano at the foot of the mountains near the village of San Martin de Unx.

Sustainable farming practices are a principle of their work, as they seek biological balance through minimal intervention, allowing the land to freely express itself. All wines are organic and vegan friendly.

After studying Oenology at the University of La Rioja, Raquel spent many years developing her winemaking experience in La Rioja, Navarre and Chile. As winemaker at Bodegas Caudalia, she seeks to emphasize the unique character of their vineyards by fermenting wine only in cement tanks with native microbes and aging exclusively in large format (400-500 liter) barrels that minimizes oak influence.

100% CHARDONNAY

UMEA CHARDONNAY

A true reflection that great whites can be made in the Baja Montaña. Straw white in colour. On the nose, white blossom with hints of white peach against a background of mineral notes. Fresh and round on the palate with a creamy vibrancy that provides a perfect balance.

Current Vintage: 2018                                                     CSPC: 826904

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100% Grenache

UMEA ROSE

100% Grenache from vineyards located at an altitude of 525 metres and with a climate of Pyrenean influence. Made using the traditional method of bleeding in concrete tanks to maximize the quality of the fruit. Cold maceration allows for extraction of the most refined aromas.⁠

Current Vintage: 2018                                               CSPC: 802108

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100% Syrah

PAAL SYRAH

Offering  complex aromatics of red fruits, violets, sweet blackberry and bilberry with a hint of smoke. The bright fruit easily balances the generous, ripe tannins and the lively acidity creating an elegant texture, nicely lifting the dry finish.

Current Vintage: 2015                                                     CSPC: 826901  

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100% SYRAH

XI'IPAL SYRAH

Grown in the single, 16 year old La Celada vineyard. Very deeply pigmented and quite dark in color, it shows expressive aromatic notes of violets and black raspberries, followed by delicious, rich fruit with just the right touch of spicy oak and lots of supple, fine-grained tannins.
 
Current Vintage: 2015                                                     CSPC: 826906
 
100% GRACIANO

XI'IPAL GRACIANO

A lovey example of this underrated varietal, offering up a complex nose of raspberries, cherries, a touch of garrigue, smoked meats, a lovely base of soil, a touch of bonfire and a discreet framing of cedary wood. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, complex and very nicely balanced, with a good core, fine soil signature, moderate tannins and a long, tangy and focused finish

Current Vintage: 2017                                                     CSPC: 826908

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