The TÃ¡bula wine-making team is present not just during the different stages of the vinification, but also in the vineyard, carefully monitoring the vines that grow in the limestone soils of our 22-hectare estate in Olivares del Duero, between Valladolid and PeÃ±afiel, in the heart of the Ribera del Duero appellation.
From the growing to the bottling, each stage is rigorously executed, contributing to the uniqueness of the final result:
The harvesting is done manually, and the crop is collected with great care in small 15kg crates to avoid any squashing of the berries.
On arrival at the cellars, the grapes go along two consecutive sorting tables; the first one to allow only the best bunches to pass through to the de-stemmer, which separates the berries from the stems.
On the second sorting table, a thorough check is carried out of each berry, leaving only the perfectly ripe and healthy ones to go through immediately to the fermentation vats, where they undergo a short, cold pre-fermentation maceration, which varies in duration according to the wine to be made.
The berries are fermented, in the case of our TÃ¡bula range, in 30, 50 and 100-hectolitre handcrafted French oak vats that provide individual character to the wines. Our Damana brands are vinified in small-sized stainless steel vats.
Once the alcoholic fermentation has finished, the TÃ¡bula range goes into barrel where the malo-lactic fermentation takes place. Our DAMANA Crianza is run into oak vats, which are by this time free, whilst our DAMANA 5 does its secondary fermentation in stainless steel vats.
The new wine is then aged just the amount of time that each batch requires. This ranges from 5 to 18 months, according to the type of wine, the vintage and the grape varieties used in the wine-making.
Finally, the wine rests in bottle to finish its ageing for a period that is at least as long as the time spent in barrel.
And so, thanks to a privileged vineyard location right in the heart of the Ribera del Duero, together with limited yields, careful harvesting, sorting and wine-making, our wines express that unique individual character that the TÃ¡bula philosophy demands.