Known for its bold, heady, rustic and age-worthy red wines, Spain is truly a one-of-a-kind wine-producing nation. A great majority of the country is hot, arid and drought-ridden, and since irrigation has only been recently introduced and (controversially) accepted, viticulture has sustained-and flourished-only through a great understanding of Spain's particular conditions. Large spacing between vines allows each enough resources to survive and as a result, the country has the most acreage under vine compared to any other country, but is usually third in production.
Most planted and respected is Tempranillo, the star of Spain's Rioja and Ribera del Duero regions. Priorat specializes in bold red blends, Jumilla has gained global recognition for its single varietal Monastrell and Utiel-Requena has garnered recent attention for its reds made of Bobal.
Bodegas Tridente is located in Villanueva de Campean in the heart of the "Tierra del Vino" The area is characterized by a very dry continental climate with extremely cold winters and hot summers with up to 3,000 hours of sunshine. Our vineyards are made up of 40 small parcels of old-vine "Tinta de Toro", or Tempranillo, which are planted in sandy soils in the traditional "vaso" system. All vineyards are dry-farmed without the use of pesticides or herbicides and are hand-harvested.