500m altitude, vineyard planted before 1940. In Nekea’s vineyards, everything from plantings, varieties, rootstocks, clones, soil types, and cultural practices have been oriented towards the goal of healthy, disease free, ripe grapes, and maintaining respect for the environment. Yield: 1.4 to 1.8 tons per acre
Hillsides composed of red and gray marl, with a substantial component of sandstone. Soil depth is dependent on the slopes and the depth of the calcareous layer. The soils are characterized by an argillaceous composition, with an average quantity of carbonates of 30% in the topsoil and 40% in the subsoil. Some of the vines are also planted in stony soils a less fine texture, characterized by high drainage and an even higher proportion of carbonate.
The Garnacha for Cepa por Cepa is lightly crushed and cold macerated in stainless steel. Temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel. Malolactic fermentation in used French oak barrels.
Cepa por Cepa is a younger and more fruit forward expression of the most Atlantic Garnacha in Spain, sourced from extremely old clones and vineyards of Garnacha that are used for El Chaparral.