Altamente is an organic winery in the Hoya de Torres valley right in the northernmost corner of Jumilla run by Fernando Barrena from the team at Azul y Garanza. Growing at an altitude of 900 meters the on average 30 yo Monastrell-vines have not been grafted to American rootstock making them truly exceptional in Europe.
Surrounded by olive groves, almond trees and lavender, the yields of the vineyards are kept small and all work is done by hand and nature is respected in all parts of the process. The soils of the area are comprised of limestone, sand and rock; the climate is very hot and dry. The Mediterranean breeze however brings some coolness to the vines growing in such a rugged area.