From Cortijillo Colorao, in the village of La Teja (Cortes de Baza, Granada) Julio’s voice is full of pride and affection when he talks about his organic vineyards. When he was only 6 years old, together with his father, they converted the land to regenerative agriculture.
Remember that before, it was all mountain, full of pines, rosemary and aleagas. And there was no modern machinery, the whole transformation was done only with the help of a mule for ploughing and a sickle for mowing.
Julio “carries in his blood” the production of wine. Every year his parents made homemade table wine, known as “from the country” and, like most farm work, the whole family got involved, even the little ones to the best of their ability.
For this reason, due to his roots as a farmer, he has wanted to maintain the family production, although with some improvements. His wines are 100% organic, mainly Tempranillo and a small part Cabernet Sauvignon. The harvest begins at the end of September, when the grapes are ripe and show their properties, in October they are ready to rest in the barrel, until they are marketed.
As a producer, Julio wants to bring his wines to people who do not know them and wants them to serve as hosts for all the good and quality products that are grown in their region.
He is also an ambassador for regenerative agriculture and tries to set an example with some regenerative agricultural practices in his organic vineyards. Such as protecting an area of natural vegetation that serves as a refuge for pollinators and increases the biodiversity of the farm.Leer menos