To cut a long story short, Fabio has been working completely organically, or naturally, or with minimum intervention in the winery for the last 15 years, and by default he doesn’t add any substances at all to the must or wine; neither does he use any aggressive or intensive high-intervention processes. Natural yeast is a must-go for him and apart from few wines, the vast majority of his gems skip any added sulfites. If he were certified, his wines would easily comply with any legislation. He doesn’t use any pesticides, herbicides, insecticides or any chemical whatsoever in the vineyard. Every two years or so Fabio adds organic manure from a sheep and goat farm located in the mountains behind Madrid.
He also adds back the canes from the pruning. After pruning, he leaves the canes in the lanes between the rows of vines and in summer a tractor comes and at the same time cuts back the grass and plants and chops up the canes.