The Valquejigoso project is born of a great enthusiasm, a lot of effort, taking care of every detail, with the desire to progress and be better vintage after vintage.
Red Wine Reserva, 28 months in new french oak barrels
Red Wine Reserva, 26 months in french oak barrels
The Valquejigoso project is born of a great enthusiasm, a lot of effort, taking care of every detail, with the desire to progress and be better vintage after vintage. To do this, we experience and listen to what happens in the vineyard, analyzing each plot separately. And we want that in that walk that makes way you are involved and you accompany us.
Valquejigoso means "Valley of Quejigos". The Quejigo is a tree of the Quercus genus such as oak, oak or cork oak. Due to its concentration in this area, the site historically receives the name "Dehesa de Valquejigoso".
Finca Valquejigoso was acquired by the Colomo family in February 1986 from the Count of Caralt. From 92, year in which the wine project is forged, the farm goes from being an important hunting ground for the European aristocracy, to a full-fledged winery. The planting of the first vines takes place in 1997 using the grafting method. Renowned French nurserymen like Renoux - essentially based in Bordeaux - contribute to the project and equipment specially come from the neighboring country to contribute their experience in the plantation "to horquillo", an ancestral method that requires a heavy manual labor.
La Dehesa de Valquejigoso is located about 45 km from the capital of Spain (Madrid) and within the Community of Madrid, at the southern end of the municipality of Villamanta. Linda in all its southernmost part with the Community of Castilla la Mancha, specifically with the province of Toledo and within it with the municipality of Méntrida.
The pasture, with an area of 970 ha, is a rolling terrain of soft slopes and forests.
The particular orography of the farm, with gently undulating terrain, the complexity and variability of the composition of its soils, as well as the different planting orientations and the different varieties of grapes allow to elaborate wines with their own character and great complexity.