O Fournier Winery and Vine
yards owns a property of 105 ha.
in the municipality of
Berlangas de Roa y Roa de Duero, within the Burgos province.
hectares correspond to the vineyard plantations of El Pinar Estate. The beginning of
the vineyard plantation at El Pinar Estate dates back to 1946
hectares. From that date onwards, the development continued until
It is worth mentioning that half of this development
took place in 1980
and the rest between 1991 and 1998.
Half of the plantation uses a
head-pruned system with a frame that goes from 1100
to 2900 plants per hectare. The other half is plan
ted using a trellis system with a
frame of 2300 plants per hectare. The entire estate has been planted with the variety
of Tinta del Pais, which predominates in Ribera del Duero given its quality and
excellent adaptation throughout the years.
Amongst the variety of soils we can find at El Pinar Estate,
the pebble is the
predominant one; it comes from the floods from Duero River, since 4 km of this
property are located in the riverbank. We can also find sandy areas especially in the
At the same time, a clayey layer that allows for humidity retention can
be identified 60
100cm deep. Generally speaking, the soil is very poor in terms of
organic matter a
nd possesses excellent drainage. The pebble contributes to the
ripening of the grape
through the refraction of solar heat that it receives during the
day and unleashes during the night.
Given the soil's weakness, the vineyard's age and the plantation frames, the pruning
and the watering carried out by selective dripping when the plant n
eeds it, their
vity never exceeds 4000 Kg per ha. Our goal is to keep it under those
numbers. This performance ensures a very interesting quality potential for our
Nowadays, a big effort is being done to recuperate certain areas of the vin
addition, we are currently in the middle of studying the vineyard to divide it. The
analysis is carried out
in the winery through microvinifications
, taking into
consideration the characteristics of every piece
soil, orientation, plantation
frame, vineyard's age and used clones. This study will allow us to gain deeper
knowledge of the vineyards in order to conduct a more specific elaboration taking into
account the previously mentioned characteristics.
The mid-term goal is to control our entire grape production, whether by having our
own estates (we hope to continue acquiring high quality vineyards) or by signing
long-term contracts with local producers.
The total territory of 105 ha
property has is
pleted with various irrigated estates and a pine forest with local
over 180 years old.