LA TRANSICIÓN Blanco Especial ( Orange)

GRAPE: Albillo real, chasselas-doré, palomino.

APPELLATION: Cebreros DO ( Gredos)

VINIFICATION: Planted in high altitude vineyards on granite and slate soil of different textures, maximum yields of 3.500kg/ha. Manual harvest. Grapes are cooled prior to destemming. Fermentation in concrete tanks with the skins. Maceration and alcoholic fermentation for 28 days, then pressing and racking. Ageing on lees for 3 months in concrete tanks.

TASTING NOTES: Bright golden-amber color, expressive nose with aromas of white flowers, stonefruit and hints of dried fruits. It has a great body with creamy/oily texture on the palate. The result is an elegant and complex wine, with a lot of personality. Powerful, versatile and gastronomic.

FOOD PAIRING: Appropriate for curry dishes, Moroccan cuisine, or traditional Japanese cuisine,
including fermented soybeans.


  • 90 points by Robert Parker ( Wine Advocate); vntg 2020.

Tech Sheet:


Cebreros (Gredos) is both the name of a village and the appellation of origin in the southeast of the province of Ávila in the region Castilla y León from Spain, with 35 villages in total. Cebreros was the main wine village in the zone and hence the name chosen to name the appellation. This is a region with mountains and some high-altitude vineyards. There are perhaps between 1,800 and 2,000 hectares of vineyards. Gredos is quite unique: The isolation and lack of quality wines has made the size of the region smaller, as many old vineyards have been lost because there was no new blood to take over from the old timers.

Soto y Manrique was one of the pioneer in Gredos and also the first to point out the singularity of the slate soils in Cebreros. The wines are  intensely Mediterranean, powerful but fragrant, with elegant minerality, especially in the slate soils.