The Peique family owned a small vineyard and had been making small batches of wine for many years; after a couple of years of bottling tests, in 2001 they finally decided to build a small winery and make a qualitative leap, thanks to Jorge, one of the sons of Luis Peique, who is a professional oenologist and works for an important wine group every day.
The harvest is performed manually. Once the grapes arrive at the winery, they go through a pre-fermentation maceration for 3-5 days at 4-6ºC. They go through alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel deposits. Once it ends, they go through maceration with their skins for 10-25 days. This wine is aged for 12 months in French oak barrels. Before it is launched on the market, it is left to stand in the bottle for a minimum of 12 months.
Peique Viñedos Viejos Crianza is a wine made from Mencía, from vineyards that are between 45 and 55 years old, located on hills at 450-580 metres of altitude on sandy and clay soils. This wine is ample, unctuous and intense with the maximum expression of the elegant rusticity of the Mencía in this area.