Finca Moncloa is a commitment to bringing forgotten traditions back to life. Firstly by reviving a native grape variety that had almost disappeared, the Tintilla de Rota, and then by making a red wine of excellent quality, as used to be made centuries ago in the South of Spain. Since 1972, González Byass has been conducting trials, on experimental plots, of white and red varieties. In 2001, the González family acquired 45 hectares in the area of Arcos de la Frontera, on which to plant red grapes for making local, quality wines.
Finca Moncloa is a unique, distinctive vineyard, because it is planted with Tintilla de Rota, which gives the wines originality and a terroir character. Having become almost extinct, this variety is once again being grown in the Land of Cádiz. As a result, a forgotten past is being revived along with an important chapter in Spanish wine history.
The soils are silty clay, composed of limestone and poor in organic matter, which makes this vineyard an ideal place for the production of high-quality grapes. (45-50% clay, 25% -30% silt and 25% sand).
In terms of climate, the area of Arcos de la Frontera is classified as temperate, whilst altitudes range from 90 to 160 meters above sea level. These features in combination with those of the terrain create an ideal microclimate for making great red wines.