Vineyard Julio Crespo
It is located at the easternmost part of the province of León, in northern Spain, near the provinces of Valladolid and Palencia, at the very heart of the Camino de Santiago in Sahagún.
It has a continentalized Mediterranean climate, with cold, dry winters, warm summers and an average of 500/year of rain.
It is located at 850m above sea level and has around 2700 hours of sunlight per year.
50 out of the 400 available hectares are vineyards.
The grounds on which the vine is grown is alluvial of fluvial origins, originated throughout time by the Valderaduey river.
They are made up of round gravel, sand, clay and silt. They are warm grounds with good drainage. They have free texture, with a silty tendency in some parts of the estate, very rich in clay at depth.
Below, you’ll find the three main plots in which the estate is divided.
The three big plots that make up the Villazán estate are as follows:
It has a surface area of 19 hectares planted with:
It is the highest of all vineyards in the estate, located above the Majuelón vineyard, on the western bank of the Valderaduey river.
Located on the western bank of the Valderaduey river, it has a surface area of 13 hectares and is divided as follows:
PRIETO PICUDO: 4 Ha.
MENCIA: 4 Ha.
Vineyard located around our winery with 24 hectares divided as follows:
MENCIA: 8 Ha
ALBARIN: 2 Ha
The Villazán estate is located on the banks of the Valderaduey river.
Its soils are sedimentary and alluvial of fluvial origins, originated through time by the Valderaduey river. With an average percentage of sands on the surface and clays deep below, they guarantee freshness and humidity throughout the year.
The climate is continental because the vineyards are located at the feet of the south face of the Europe peaks in the Cantabrian mountain range.
With an estimated altitude of 870 meters above sea level, the climate is marked by moist and cold Winters which give way to fleeting Springs and warm, dry summers.
Autumn is rainy and quite long.
We work with autochthonous, singular and minority varieties
Prieto Picudo and Albarín varieties are trimmed in double Guyot and the Mencía in double Royat
Mencía variety are trimmed in double Royat and the Prieto Picudo in double Guyot.
Winery Julio Crespo