the result of the effort

Autor 1991

The origin of the myth

The genesis of everything. The beginning of a wine history that is written from the slopes of Carraovejas. A wine born to pay homage to a landscape and a man: José María Ruíz.

  • Varieties: tinto fino (75%) and cabernet sauvignon (25%).
  • Alcohol by volume: 13%
  • Soils: limestone texture with red clays and white loams. Low granulometry and high water retention.
  • Altitude: around 850 meters.
  • Harvest: manual, in boxes 15 kg

The grapes used to make this wine come exclusively from the Pago de Carraovejas in Peñafiel. Because of its particular orientation and microclimate this land is considered a privileged growing site for grapevines.

The grape went into the winery at a cool temperature (15ºC) that facilitated a slow fermentation at low temperature for a long maceration.

This wine is a very characteristic Ribera del Duero wine, abundant robe, well balanced in acidity and degrees and well structured. It has been defined as aromatic, ample, long and silky.

“Autor represents the roots, the know-how, the value of the territory. It is a wine of great personality, very attached to the terroir, to the character of Ribera del Duero”.