Victor Negro González
The inception of our project dates back to 1986, when we began to produce the first buckets of wine for family consumption in the UNDERGROUND CELLAR located in the pine grove of Fuentecén (Burgos). Here, the typical clarets were produced by spontaneous fermentations, which improved every year with the experience acquired.
BYODINAMIC WINES production is our main project but not the only one, since we have gone for the rehabilitation of old vineyards, through a restoration process of the historical heritage, being outstanding the restoration of a winepress and an underground wine cellar located in the emblematic landscape of the pine grove of Fuentecén and dating from the early nineteenth century.
-- Our dream is to WORK WITH AND ENJOY the varieties which have always grown in our land --
"BIODYNAMICS allows for the plant to live in a PURE
completely NATURAL, environment, creating, their own balances, completely banishing the use of chemical pesticides that alter the entire ECOSYSTEM".
The vineyard acquires an unusual ability to create nuances of taste conditioned by the uniqueness of the place, the terroir, climate and ultimately by the natural care received. The influence of the energies around us is undeniable, continuously determining our behavior, mood, and ultimately our lives and likewise, plants and wines are conditioned.
Through these biodynamic techniques, what we seek is to respect these energies, studying their influence on plants and eventually use them to achieve the maximum expression of the grapes in their natural state.
Our Vineyard -El Almendro-, thanks to its privileged location and soil and climate conditions, was planted 15 years ago in this land, in order to get high polyphenolic content grapes and the distinctive aromas of this land. These values are enhanced, on the other hand, by the natural care of biodynamic viticulture, exalting the intrinsic values of Mother Nature. In this same field of pebbly, sandy soil, of extreme conditions, a new vineyard was planted from selected clones from old vineyards of Tinta Fina, which receives the same natural care.
The old vineyards of Bodega Negón consist of vines of approximately 80 to100 years, of different varieties that have been recovered after the globalization of the sector, seeking to restore the typical characteristics of the wines of the area. Its bush vine shape and high root development, allows these vines to more easily adapt to extreme weather conditions and in turn provide greater minerality, which is obtained from the deeper layers of the earth. With these vineyards, we seek low performance levels but of a high polyphenolic and aromatic quality, which added to the natural yeasts present in the plant itself, confering wines of Negón virtuous and unique nuances.
Aging for 11 months in new fine grain French oak barrels on lees, with a continuous and periodical batonage throughout the process of fermentation and aging. Controlled fermentation for more than 3 months. Prepared in the traditional way, but applying modern studies and knowledge. No yeast or external enzymes have been used. The stabilization has been natural. Only slightly filtered, to avoid the presence of their own yeasts, present in aging and during batonage.
Manual harvest in boxes of 20 kg, with a first cluster selection in the vineyard itself, and a second one of grape in the cellar. Cluster stalking in the cellar, respecting the integrity of the berry, manual barreling. Ethanol Fermentation (FAL by its Spanish acronym) in stainless steel tank, with temperature control and oxygenation at the oenologist’s technical discretion, to maximize variety and terroir. No yeasts or enzymes added, only the ones of the grape itself. Cold pre-fermentation maceration process, and final fermentation with post-fermentation maceration, and with a total duration of the 3 phases of about 30 days, depending on the vintage need. Manual transfer and pressed in vertical press with low liquid yield. Subsequent malolactic fermentation (MLF) in fine-grained French oak barrels of different toasting and barrel-makers, to provide aromatic and structural complexity. No external bacteria are used, only those from the vineyard itself. Wine filtered and naturally stabilized, by decanting according to the lunar phases and planetary alignments.
Wine made with 50% of grapes from the vineyard -El Almendro -and 50% of old vines about 80 to 100 years old of Tempranillo, Tinta Fina, Albillo and centenary Grenache. 50% of the wine was fully made in barrel and the other 50% underwent the malolactic fermentation in barrel. Half of the barrels used in this vintage were brand new and the other half was second year, all of them different toasting fine grained French barrels.
Our Special Selection has been made from a selection of the best plants in the vineyard -El Almendro-. A 15 years old vineyard, especially pampered with absolutely natural products and following the premises of biodynamic viticulture, and with minimal interference of agricultural machinery. The special selection is achieved by tasting each of the plants in this vineyard and selecting those that by their potential and organoleptic balance, meet all the requirements for the production of this wine. This wine has been produced, according to the energetic rhythms, through natural settling filtration following the lunar rhythms, according to the biodynamic calendar. Aged for 24 months in French oak barrels of first and second year in our underground cellar at about 7 meters deep, at a constant temperature of 10º / 11º and 75 to 78% relative humidity.
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Would you like to spend an enjoyable day in the countryside, in a FAMILIAR AND FRIENDLYatmosphere?. It is Negón’s pleasure to invite you to LEARN, EXPERIENCE AND FEEL first hand, our oenological project and ultimately our lifestyle. Visit our cellar and our vineyards accompanied by the family oenologist, who will guide and tell you with enthusiasm and passion, how our wines are produced using biodynamic methods. After the visit you can taste our wines pairing it with food (on request) in our picnic place, located at the pine grove of Fuentecén. Here is our proposal:
A complete experience, in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere.
Tell us what you want to do and we will send you a proposal to your liking. Do not hesitate to contact us without obligations. A complete experience, in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere.
Amazing experience in the cellar, a completely family atmosphere. Back to tradition. Perfect, amazing wines. Highly recommended for wine lovers - 25JUL15
Negón 2012 A discovery! A winery new to me, and one that is working biodynamically. This is a serious wine, and could simply have had all the density of Ribera del Duero. But it blossoms impressively, revealing juicy ripe fruit and finely textured tannis. Long, memorable finish. 93 Drink 2019-2031
Juan Cuatrecasas en su blog "El Alma del Vino", realiza una cata de Negón Rosé 2013, calificándolo como muy recomendable. Puedes consultarla aquí
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Monday - Friday:
09:00 - 18:00
c/ Diego Arias de Miranda 42
09315 Fuentecén (Burgos).
Phone number: +34 676596883