Pomares began his red wine program in 2009 as a shared project with his friend, Raul Perez. He makes tiny quantities of Espadeiro, Caiño Tinto and Loureiro Tinto, mostly from very old estate plantings that he has fastidiously maintained, plus some new plots for which he has used massale cuttings from his old vines.
Zarate Fontecón Tinto is bright, high-toned, and fresh with low alcohol, and the gentle vinification is employed to try and counter the sometimes rustic nature of these varietals.
We take care of the vineyard with a viticulture that is respectful with the environment. Since 1994 all our plots are in No-Tillage with permanent natural cover and herbicides are not used, which increases the biodiversity of the flora.
In the 2006 campaign we obtained the certification for our Integrated Production harvest, this cultivation system aims to produce a quality harvest, eliminate insecticides and acaricides, reducing the use of phytosanitary products, safeguarding the viticultural heritage and protecting the environment.
The harvest is manual and a selection of grapes is made on the plot. The grapes are destemmed and subjected to a gentle pressing obtaining a low must yield. After a slight settling, they ferment spontaneously in a steel tank and remain on fine lees for 3 months.