Castilla y León-León
Bodegas Belote’s Calandria label has an aim to elaborate quality wines from the areas’ native grapes Albarín, Verdejo and Prieto Picudo. Volumes are very limited. Our idea was born when we saw our village transforming: empty houses and abandoned vineyards. Our mission is to recover the tradition through a sustainable viticulture. Our vineyards in Mayorga de Campos, DO Tierra de León is the beginning of a thrilling project. The plants are between 15 and 45 years old. Vines are pruned in gobelet and trellising systems.
Bodegas Belote was born in 2012. The winery is a cave, an underground excavation in a clay soil, dug by beak and shovel, when modern technology was still non-existent. We bet on the slow fermentations underground, in concrete tanks, with native yeasts and without haste, as our grandparents did. Ageing takes place in the same underground cave: silent, dark and cool all the year. French oak barrel, amphora and sometimes demijohn is the place for wine to rest.
Making a wine is always satisfying, If it is from your own vineyards, it is a pride!