History Pago Casa del Blanco, located in the municipality of Manzanares (Ciudad Real) spans more than 150 years where land has seen stories of people working, stories of history itself, political struggles, several temporary seizure, freezing , years of peace broken by infamous wars.The estate of Pago Casa del Blanco has seen more than 150 full years of change but the essence remains intact: to love the earth itself, that despite everything, remains the same as before, only cultivated under modernity and evolution.
History Pago Casa del Blanco, located in the municipality of Manzanares (Ciudad Real) spans more than 150 years where land has seen stories of people working, stories of history itself, political struggles, several temporary seizure, freezing , years of peace broken by infamous wars.The estate of Pago Casa del Blanco has seen more than 150 full years of change but the essence remains intact: to love the earth itself, that despite everything, remains the same as before, only cultivated under modernity and evolution. When the winery was founded we fled to the protected geographical indication "Wines of Castilla" but we always had a view to achieving the payment, for which we have worked over the years to finally get it. We did not think our wines were better or worse than those of our environment, but yes, they were unique and that we have overturned since in June 2009 submitted our application for payment: to demonstrate that uniqueness or personality that made us different and that this was collected by authorities by creating a new denomination of origin only part one INICA winery: Pago Casa del Blanco.This process has involved the implementation of numerous quality standards: ISO 9001; the implementation of our own rules of viticulture and winemaking, specifying cultivation practices, maximum yields, the various operations of vinification, aging periods ...; the detailed study of the soil in which the plants will result then our wines are developed; analysis of microbiological flora that takes part in the formation of our wines, etc, etc, etc.Study of soils and produced wines that are the true expression of terroir where they are produced, have drawn several conclusions:Organoleptically the Quixote wines have a number of distinct attributes and valued highly by expert tasters.The concentration of lithium ions in wines is up to 10 times higher concentrations of the wines of our environment and there is also a correlation between plots in which lithium has found more wines more This metal concentration obtained from plants of the same plots so this differentiator with respect to our environment league wines perfectly the concept of payment understood as soil and microclimate with those obtained agronomic products. Lithium is the main active ingredient used in medicine as an antidepressant.The antioxidant activity linked to the beneficial effects of wine on health is doubled, compared with the wines of our environment.Because of a phenomenon copolymerization or stabilization of color, the color of red wines reflects a lower age at which really belongs in the add, then improves storage capacityRecognition of the designation of origin for quality wines produced in specified wine has only been possible payments under the following assumptions:The winery has an established track record, having received repeatedly over the past years high qualifications and public recognition of the quality of its wines.It is aged wines produced and bottled by the same natural or legal person who has the ownership of the vineyards that make the payment. All processes are carried out within the payment itself.All the grapes come solely from certain payment. Variety selection, cultural and production techniques and monitoring performance is consistent with the characteristics of soil and climate, but must endeavor at all times the biological balance of the vineyard, in the context of sustainable agriculture.Winemaking techniques and oenological employees are aimed at achieving the ultimate expression of the wines of all the characteristics that make the identity of the payment.The timing of picking grapes depending on their maturity and health status and control all the variables of the manufacturing process are under the direction of qualified technicians.The winery has modern facilities that allow you to control all parameters that are relevant for a quality development. The farm Pago Casa del Blanco has a small game preserve, 2,200 hectares in the predominantly indigenous red partridge.; 650 hectares with use of cereal and irrigation; and finally 150 hectares. vineyard. Apartado important horse breeding deserves, also present at the facility.After 20 years of research and retrofits different grape varieties, currently Pago Casa del Blanco has 12 varieties, 4 varieties white and 8 red varieties.White varieties: Airen (in glass and dry), Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Moscatel de Grano Menudo (trellised and drip irrigation).Inks varieties: Tempranillo (11 hectares over 40 years with yields of 2,500 kilograms per ha), Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Garnacha.We are fully convinced that to obtain high quality wines it is essential to the care and care of the raw material: the grape. Therefore, our efforts are focused not only in the hold but in the field, walking track. Control and selection of our best grapes make great wines possible. In this regard, we vendimiar usually between 3,000 and 4,000 kilograms per hectare grape.Respect for our environment makes us feel especially sensitive to practices involving the exploitation and abuse of such precious resources in the area such as water. We do not abuse the risks because they do not use water as a tool to overproduce, but as a tool to help us to get off a lot of concentration and balance, that have parameters of exceptional quality that enable us to produce our wines in the cellar with full guarantee.In fact, the estate of Pago Casa del Blanco has several wells from which we extract water. They are attached to a hydraulic system that pours its content to a reservoir. From there the whole farm is pumped through drip irrigation system. However, before the water it is pre-filtered by filters hydrocyclone and Maya.We also used drip irrigation for fertilising land through fertigation. It is run cultural practices that are best suited to our soil (chalky, sandy loam and basic Ph) and weather (extreme continental).From veraison, we intensified our controls on individual plots in order that the grape is harvested at the optimum time and appropriate depending on the type of wine that wish to develop. That's when the harvest begins.The facilities of the winery Pago Casa del Blanco occupy a total area of 4,200 square meters; facilities are divided into two areas that are perfectly fused: Processing Zone and Zone Lúdica and Social.The production area of the winery is an aseptic area and ideal from the point of view of health for winemaking. However, all our wines have controls in our laboratory, equipped with the necessary aparataje to measure both the grape and the wine itself quality parameters such as IPT, anthocyanins, iron, total acidity.The winery is designed to work with volumes relatively small grape and wine. White House EnPago premium quality. Thus, the winery is designed to contain computers and mobile devices against fixed installations. In this way we improved functionality and greater degree of hygiene and asepsis.The machinery we work in Pago Casa del Blanco is designed for the fruit and mime to their full potential and qualities move to the wines reach our customers and friends.The winery, this section processing, has a space for receiving the Annex to the wine room, where 16 tanks of 20,000 liter 5 liter tanks located 6,000 grape. The deposits form is square. The relationship between the diameter and height is one to one. In this way, we can create large areas of hat during alcoholic fermentation to extract from the skin and its potential.The barrel room or aging has currently a casks of 300 units. It is equipped technologically to be accurate as possible and continuous monitoring of temperature (15 degrees) and humidity (80%). Here the wine rests and evolves, either in contact with wood, well inside the bottle until the reductive aging finishes round, refine and polish the wine before going to market.The bottling room, next to the laboratory, has a capacity of 1,500 bottles per hour. It is equipped with the most appropriate technological elements to keep intact the properties of the wine inside the bottle during development of filtering operations, rinsing and drying the inside of the bottles, filling protected oxygen atmosphere, corking.Once concluded the bottling process, the bottles are placed in cages to rest and mature inside the bottle in the aging room. When the wines reach the optimum time for marketing, the bottles are introduced into a washing machine exterior to remove dust and dirt accumulated over months or years. Then, the bottles are encapsulated, labeled, packaged.The work in the cellar, in all spaces, has a high human component. Our professionals will devote all the time necessary to control cooling equipment, time for wine tasting deposition in laboratory analyze, especially after each remounted.All this, based on non-continuous working methods to avoid aggressive extractions, hurries, improvisations.The Lúdica and Social epicenter area has a large patio manchego character marking with side porches and a large central wheel dating from the last century. In the different rooms we have a tasting room, several meeting rooms, our wine shop, two complete suites, kitchen, offices.Our goal is to create a pleasant environment for visitors, an ideal environment to enjoy our wines with the best company.The overall construction of the cellar (own design and construction) has two fundamental aspects: integrating it into the natural environment, for which have been used in its creation noble materials (wood, stone, tile and mud); and functionality inside, which makes it possible to work convenient and at the same time, ensure properly sanitizing and health of all spaces, thanks to a comprehensive Plan Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP).The touches of modern technology in the cellar however combined with tradition. It has managed to build a house of Manchego work, but now, according to the most advanced systems development while giving off in every part of the construction flavors that put in value our attachment to the land.All this gives us a welcoming environment to enjoy a glass of our wines Quixote and Castillo de Pilas Bonas.Hand Family Joaquin Sanchez, father and alma mater of this wine project, has forged Pago Casa del Blanco a qualified and trained team to face the great challenges of today's market, and especially to take their hands a product of high quality.But we are convinced that the strength of a company lies not only in the quality of its products or services but is based on the preparation and professionalism of its staff.Our strength is not only in our wines or our technical infrastructure, is also found in all those who work to make each grape is the best possible grape.This family project, which also has an important team that takes care of the land and vineyards daily, consists of industrial, agricultural and road engineers, experts in pharmacy and oenology, technicians in food industries, communication and marketing.Joaquin Sanchez: CEOSandra Sanchez: Technical DirectorAntonio Merino: WinemakerJoaquín Sanchez: Director of ViticultureMonica Fernandez: Export ManagerJosé Luis Camera: Deleg. CommercialJesus Blazquez: Deleg. CommercialFrancisco Javier Guerrero: Technician WineryMargarita Gallardo: AdministrationEva Sanchez Contreras: Commercial / Marketing and Communication Director