Piqueras winery is family owned and this is the fourth generation of the Piqueras family to have overseen the property since it was established in 1915. The winery is in Almansa, in south-east Spain, some 40 miles from Alicante and the Mediterranean Sea. Their vineyards are in a wine-growing area of the Almansa D.O. characterised by its low fertility and low rainfall which, together with the semi-arid climate, combine to create the ideal conditions to produce richly aromatic wines of intense colour. The Verdejo grapes are sourced from their coolest high-altitude vines and carefully selected and harvested at night in mid-September selecting the best small bunches of grapes with optimal maturity.