Converso wine, history and elaboration.
Under the walls of the Monastery of Santa María de Valbuena (12th century), located in the town of San Bernardo in the heart of the Ribera del Duero in Valladolid, were the monks of the Cistercian order, considered by some to be the fathers or precursors of the wines of the Ribera del Duero. Helped in some of their agricultural work by the "Conversos (Converts)" who were non-religious staff that worked in exchange for food and shelter
In honour of them, we note their legacy, making our Converso Wine with the same grapes of the monastery's vineyards. A wine aged in French and American oak barrels for 12 months and made with the best grapes, selecting the highest areas of the vineyard, avoiding the wettest near the Douro River. Its vintage 2016 with a limited production of 5,500 bottles that can only be tasted and purchased exclusively at our spa hotel.