Each month we’ll be sharing what’s happening in the vineyard and winery with guest appearances from our whole team: Fernando Mora MW (everywhere!), Francisco Latasa and Ana Jiménez (in the office) and Mario López (mainly out in the vines).

Fernando got his passport out again later in February to travel to Zürich for a Matter of Taste, an exclusive tasting hosted by Robert Parker in The Dolder Grand, Zürich. Deemed “The Ultimate Fine Wine Experience” the two-day “Grand Walkabout Tasting” is arguably the largest fine wine experience of the year open to the public in Europe, featuring over 800 iconic wines with Parker Scores of 90 to 100 points. Fernando said the event was “fantastic” and “it was a dream come true to be presenting wines from a young winery in Aragón among esteemed colleagues from wineries such as Château René Barbier, Dominio D’Aguila, Gramona…” He was very generously invited to a BYO dinner where he had the opportunity to share wines with importers and personalities such as Lisa Perotti-Brown MW.

Back in the vines, Mario, Fernando and the rest of the team were joined by Roc Gramona to apply what they learnt about pruning at Scala Dei to recover some of the oldest parcels in the valley of El Jardin de los Iguales, including their latest acquisition, a 125-130 year old plot of vines.

In Cuevas de Arom, it was time to do the blending for the 2016 vintage, working with 70 different wines across various barrels and other vessels.

Back in the office, Ana’s phone has been blowing up with people booking visits at ProWein – we’re at 70% capacity and are expecting the busiest year ever on our stand A164 in Hall 10 hosted by Long Wines.