2014 was the first time winemaker Manuel Manzaneque chose to bottle a single plot as a unique wine. This wine, Mil Cepas, literally One Thousand Vines, is that wine. It was sourced from a single 1.9 acre vineyard, planted to 35 year-old vines of Cencibel. It has been farmed organically for since 2011. It also offers a unique soil character for the region with elevated levels of sand which leads to slower ripening and additional complexity in the finished wines. Approximately 3,000 bottles were produced in this inaugural vintage.
The hand harvested grapes underwent cold maceration in stainless steel tanks prior to fermentation with native yeasts. The wine was aged for 14 month in used French oak barrels.