The property obtained full organic certification after the 2006 harvest, as it did completely away with any use of chemical agents and /or pesticides, while at the same point protecting the surrounding flora and fauna. Zarate handcrafts dry, mineral, refreshing wines with ample capacity for cellar aging.
"For me, the acidity is the most important thing", he says for both the aging and balance of the wines. Most of the wines carry 8+ grams of total acidity! At harvest, the grapes are all harvested by hand and fermented with indigenous yeasts. The regular Albarino sees about 6 months of tank aging, while the single-vineyard wines are all fermented and aged either in tank or large wood casks. Depending on the cuvee, these wines see 18-36 months élévage on the lees with minimal SO2 prior to bottling, followed by additional time in bottle prior to release.