Malpica de Tajo (Castile-La Mancha)

Malpica de Tajo (Castile-La Mancha)

Average Summer temp. : 26 ºC
Average Winter temp.: 5 ºC
Average rainfall: 400  mm annually
Average sunshine: 2,800 hours annually

Dominio de Valdepusa VP

Superb terroir wines have been made at Dominio de Valdepusa, an emblematic family estate and bodega owned by Carlos Falcó, Marques de Griñón, since the 1970s, when Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were planted here.

Ever since then the bodega’s search for excellence has been marked by its independent spirit, taking on board pioneering international viticulture and bodega techniques outside DO controls. However, in 2003 it became Spain’s first single-estate (pago) wine to earn national VP status. It also holds regional Vino de Pago status under Castille La Mancha’s legislation, the first of its kind in Spain. Under these regional laws, the vines must be grown on the property and made in a bodega sited within it, and they must also have a proven track-record for excellence.

Regulatory Council

Consejo Regulador VP Dominio de Valdepusa
Finca Casa de Vacas
45692 Malpica de Tajo
Tel.: +34 925 597 222

Area under vine
50 ha.
Altitude of vineyards
490 m.
Soil types
Clay and limestone.
Principal grapes (r)
Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Graciano.
Maximum crop
Cabernet Sauvignon: 10.000Kg/ha, Petit Verdot: 12.000Kg/ha, Syrah: 13.000Kg/ha
68 % (red)
Production 2013
3,120 hl
Production 2014
2,320 hl
Production 2015
820 hl