Technical Director of Bodega de Sarría
Graduate in Biological Sciences from the University of Navarra, and then graduate in Enology from the University of Rioja. I followed my training with a Doctorate at the University Rovira I Virgili in Tarragona, where I obtained the Diploma of Advanced Studies in the research on the “Delestage” technique and the ageing of wine on lees.
I started my experience in the world of wine at Bodega Vinícola Navarra, where I worked during two harvests, in charge of analytic control in the vineyard and in the winery, during the winemaking, stabilization and fining of the wines.
Afterwards in 2001 I started working at Bodega de Sarría in the Production and Quality Department and then in 2006 I became the Technical Director of the winery.
Currently after the launching of the new group Bornos Bodegas & Viñedos I also took charge of the Technical Direction of Bodegas Toresanas in DO Toro.
For me a good wine is a wine that is able to express by itself, able to talk about the soil, the region and the climate from where he comes, a wine where all the grape varieties combine to form a harmonious whole.
To get this harmony you have to work hard from the beginning, taking care of the vineyard month after month, trying to understand the needs of the plant in each moment, so that when the time of the harvest is coming, the vine rewards you with high quality grapes showing a great potential to make a great wine.
The care of the vineyard continues in the wine cellar, and it is even more important during the fermentation process. Each vat is controlled individually according the characteristic of the must and the daily requires.
However it is important not to act too drastically as the wine is first of all a natural product, made with a spontaneous process that has existed since thousands of years.
I always try to keep this natural character of the wine but still using research and experiments that are also essential in all the sides of life.