Blanco Nieva owns 60 hectares of vineyards, 54 hectares of VERDEJO, of which 12 are Pie Franco with vines over 100 years old, and 6 hectares of SAUVIGNON BLANC. Its altitude, above 850 meters, and the characteristics of the sandy soil with an abundance of pebbles, make the Verdejo grape variety express its full potential in its wines. Its extreme climate, characterized by cold winters and hot summers during the day but cool at night, create optimal conditions for the production of top quality white grapes.
Ancient vineyards with non grafted vines, some of them more than one hundred year old, they survive to Phylloxera plague thanks to the hardness of its terroir and the climate. The grape that is used to elaborate this wine, comes from vineyards which have their origin in Verdejo variety. They have resisted to Phylloxera plague during the nineteenth century and they are non grafted vines, that is why they are called Pie Franco, because they preserve their original root. The age of the vines is more or less one hundred years. They produce a very high quality and exclusive wines. Just 30.000 bottles a year are produced of this wine.
Bodegas y Viñedos Nieva owns 12 hectares of Pie Franco and controls a large part of the scarce vineyard that exists in the area of these vineyards in danger of extinction. As the vines are so old and dry, they produce very little grapes, only two clusters per plant, obtaining fresh but dense wines with great mineral and fruit complexity.
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Blanco Nieva History
The location of the vineyards in Nieva belongs to the 12th century, when the commercialization of the wines started with the peak of Los Cartujos monastery. The maximum production of grapes took place in 19th century.
The winery has been recently remodeled and designed in order to obtain the greatest expression of our terroir, searching the highest quality of our Verdejo and Sauvignon Blanc grapes.
Our wines have all the good things about Rueda in our Segovian estates, with higher altitudes and colder climates, with the unmistakable personality of Martúe.