Andalucian summers are dry and hot - usually not very good conditions to produce fastidious red wines. However, at more than 1.200 meters above sea level there is sufficient rainfall during the generation period of the vines. At night the temperature may drop considerably, especially when the winds bring coolness from Sierra Nevada or the seaside. During winter snowfall is not uncommon. Apart from those peculiarities of the climate the porous and mineralic slate soil accounts for elegant, finely structured and aromatic wines.