Miguel Santiago's family own a patchwork of old vine vineyards spread across a district called San Martín de Valdieglesias which is THE fine wine hotspot of the DO Madrid. Their patches of vineyard are often on steep, sandy soil - many must be tended with horses, rather than machinery.
The Gredos wine region in DO Madrid has been in the spotlight in recent years, boasting some of Spain’s best old-vine Garnachas at elevations between 700-1,000 meters. Miguel Santiago is a 5th generation viticultor and 3rd generation winemaker, who prides himself with the family’s old-vine Garnachas and indigenous white variety Albillo Real. The parajes (small plots) are planted on granite and decomposed granite sand.