WHO ARE WE?
Bodegas JIMBRO was born of the dream of a group of friends, lovers of nature and unspoiled places, to produce wines from minority grape varieties in danger of disappearing, focusing on contributing to their conservation and promoting them while fighting against their complete extinction.
The Arribes del Duero has historically been an under-developed area with poor access, with the result that a significant number of endangered autochthonous grape varieties can still be found there today, which are subject to rescue operations. The potential of these minority autochthonous varieties, as well as the incredible beauty of the Natural Park, led us to select Fermoselle and Pinilla de Fermoselle as our main area of interest from the initial stages of the project.
The Arribes del Duero Natural Park is a unique natural area, with a high biodiversity of flora and fauna, located at the point where the River Duero flows along the Portuguese border, forming long, deep gorges and creating steep hills where the traditional method of cultivation has been terracing for centuries.
Our project is a holistic one in which the vineyard and the winery are united by a single element: the desire to preserve the region’s biodiversity while contributing to its sustainable economic and human development. With this goal in mind, since 2015 the winemaking project has been supplemented by a beekeeping project, which encompasses the essential characteristics of our product philosophy.
Our vineyard blends fully into the landscape as our grapes are cultivated on terraces in the traditional manner, using organic viticulture techniques without herbicides or insecticides, on small separate plots surrounded by vegetation to protect them.
From its conception, the project has focused on recovering autochthonous varieties which are emblematic of the region and which are in danger of extinction, such as Puesta en Cruz for white wines and Bruñal for red wines, both of which are perfectly suited to the wide range of soil types and microclimate of the Arribes del Duero.
Currently, our vineyard covers a total of 16 hectares, with both Puesta en Cruz and Bruñal vines, and we continue to work with other minority varieties such as Rufete and Juan Garcia.
The age of the vineyard varies from more than 100 years old in the case of the oldest vines, to around 10 years old in the case of the youngest plants. We have undertaken recovery work on all of the vines, which had been completely abandoned, through structural changes, grafting techniques and propagation of lost varieties, keeping respect for the environment at the forefront of all our work.
Equally, the annual production of our vines is very limited, and we hope that enjoyment of one of our bottles will be an enriching experience prompting reflection among all lovers of natural spaces and of products created in a sustainable manner in these environments.
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