Finca Torremilanos - Ribera del Duero 'Ojo Gallo' Clarete 2022


Pablo Peñalba López acquired the Finca Torremilanos estate in 1975 with 60 hectares of vines (now grown to almost 200 hectares of vineyards)—seven years before Ribera del Duero was even recognized as an appellation. He immediately began producing estate-bottled wines of remarkable quality, moving away from the former practice of selling bulk grapes to the local co-op. Pablo continued to develop and showcase the potential of the land across a wide range of soils (sand, rounded river stones, clay, limestone) and exposures.

By the early 2000s, their eldest son, Ricardo, had stepped into his father’s role and began investigating organic and biodynamic farming methods, including returning to horse-plowing, hand picking, and native-yeast fermentation. In 2015 they became the first in the appellation to be Demeter certified. Since 1988 they have even produced their own barrels of French and American oak at their in-house cooperage.

The vineyards are located on the southern margin of the Douro River at an altitude of 800 to 900 meters. At Finca Torremilanos we practice a dryland agriculture cultivating the vineyards without herbicides or insecticides following the criteria of biodynamic agriculture. We consider ourselves “Artisan of the Earth” practicing 100% ecological and biodynamic agriculture.

A deep red Clarete made with a co-fermentation of red and white grapes. 'Clarete' in the name of the wine is a reference to the Claret wines of Bordeaux, their traditional dark rose and light red style that has been popular for centuries. Finca Torrernilanos farms 200 hectares of vineyards, certified biodynamic by Demeter. Made with native yeast fermentation, no fining and no added sulfites. Impeccably fresh and delightful, great berry notes and bone-dry.


Producer: Bodegas Peñalba López/Finca Torremilanos 

Country: Spain

Region: Castilla y León

Varietal: Tempranillo, Grenache, Albillo, Viura, Bobal

Appellation: Ribera del Duero

Vintage: 2022

Size: 750ml