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The Unique Vineyards of Extremadura, Spain

Over time, sands from the Sahara Desert winds have become part of the terrain combining with the deep clay that is locally known as Tierra de Barros. This nutrient-rich soil retains a critical level of moisture for the vines during the long summer months and offers a high content of lime.

VineyardsVino de la Tierra Extremadura, Spain

The VdlT of Extremadura is located in a mountainous region bodering Portugal and surrounded by the sierras of the Sistema Central, the Sierra de Gata, and the Sierra Morena.

Hot days and cool nights

The secret to making great wine in such a hot climate is the altitude.  The grapes for Mad dogs & Englishmen are grown at over 2,000 feet above sea level.  The vineyards can heat up to 100 degrees during the long summer days, but cool off dramatically at night.  The grapes ripen properly but still have enough acid to balance the intense wines they produce.