Alejandro Ascaso - Bodegas Y Viñedos Edra, Ayerbe, Huesca
Located in the foothills of the Pyrenees, in the north of Aragón, Edra farm syrah, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, garnacha and viognier among others. The floors of their vineyards are covered in a vegetative layer that creates organic matter and competes with the vines for water, meaning they root deeper in search of the water and nutrients they require, Alejandro (Alex) states that this gives their wines their characteristic mineral qualities.
Alex cultivates his vineyards in respect to nature, he describes them as an oasis in the middle of cereal crops and almond trees, co-cultivated to increase biodiversity in the vineyards.
Wines are released under the VdlT of Ribera del Gállego - Cinco Villas and Alex describes their making as only having three ingredients - grapes, wood and time.