Thanks to the steep slopes currents of air are created during the daytime because of the temperature difference between higher and lower areas and this ventilation helps to keep fungal diseases at bay.
This vineyard is the result of the vision of Gabriel Pérez, founder of Queirón and a truly visionary vine dresser. When he decided to plant this vineyard everybody else was ripping out vineyards; the people were fleeing the villages. But he had the foresight to climb up to the highest, most rugged part of Yerga and recover an ancient area of vines (from the preliminary work to prepare the land we know there had been earlier plantations because the remains of their roots appeared).
and most rugged part of Yerga
The soil is in layers, ranging from a sandy surface layer with sandstone and big stones followed by strata of old clay and sandstone which allow the roots to grow deep in search of moisture, and deep more clayey layers which retain the moisture in the hot days of summer.
16.9% Loam, 73.1% Sand, 10% Clay
The allegory of Quel
Queirón de Gabriel