Bodegas Uncastellum was founded in 1999 on the sides of the hill top ancient town of Uncastillo in Aragon, southeast of Rioja and Navarra, near the Pyrenees, by the Ribera del Gállego. The county, Las Cinco Villas, is an interesting area that offers perfect conditions for grape growing. The estate is 26 hectares at 725-850 meters of altitude, with dramatic difference in temperature between day and night and between Winter and Summer seasons. The soil in their “pago” is essentialy sandstone-calcareous, rich in tree (oak) cover, which combined with the average rainfall of 550-600 mm and the high altitude of the vineyards in south-east oriented hillsides, gives optimal conditions for the cultivation of healthy grapes providing great intensity of color, aromatics and flavor. The estate is run by José Puig.
Farming practices: The vineyards are densely planted and cultivated biodynamically with organic certification by ECOCERT, U.S.D.A., N.O.P. and C.A.A.E.