El Bonillo (Castile-La Mancha)

El Bonillo (Castile-La Mancha)

Max. Summer temp. : 35 ºC
Min. Winter temp.: 15 ºC

Finca Élez VP

Finca Élez is a single estate wich was established as Vino de Pago in 2002. It was one of the two first Vino de Pago recognized in Spain.

The estate is situated near the village of El Bonillo (Albacete). It is a well-Kept farming enterprise, sharped by its owner, Manuel Manzaneque, to draw from it quality wines, by strictly limiting the production volume of these that bear his name. This winery is in the heart of the mountains of Sierra de Alcaraz at 1080 metres about sea level, in a microclimate singled out by steep temperature gradients between night and day.

The estate is an authentic “domaine”, with some 85 acres of vineyards. The Cabernet, Merlot, Chardonnay and Syrah, like oak casks, were brought over personally from Bordeaux, Burgundy and the Rodano. This varieties as well as the native grape, Tempranillo, are processed as soon as they come in from the harvest, winepresses, fermentation tanks and bottling plant; the vineyard to the bottle to obtain a different wine.

Furthermore, the special characteristics of the types of soil have been carefully analysed: loose, with sandy clay, containing limestone, firm components, marl and ochre clays, with a high potassium content.

Regulatory Council

Consejo Regulador VP Finca Élez
Carretera Ossa de Montiel a El Bonillo Km.11,5.
02610 El Bonillo
Tel.: +34 967 585 003

Area under vine
38 ha.
Altitude of vineyards
1,080 m.
Soil types
Clay and limestone.
Principal grapes (w)
Principal grapes (r)
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tempranillo and Syrah.
Maximum crop
5,000 kg/ha red and 8,000 kg/ha white
75 % (red)
Production 2013
900.00 hl
Production 2014
922.50 hl
Production 2015
975.00 hl