Capilla del Fraile is located in the municipality of San Martín de Pusa, Toledo province, on the banks of the Pusa River, at about 650 meters above sea level, in the foothills of Montes de Toledo. Originally an unirrigated farm, it began its conversion at the end of the 20th century, planting olive groves and vineyards with drip irrigation. Years later and with privileged advice, the winery and the mill were built, with state-of-the-art equipment.
The vineyard is located in the area closest to the main house and the winery. A total of 14 hectares divided into seven plots planted on trellis with drip irrigation, of which 9 ha of the Syrah variety and 5 ha of Petit Verdot. The harvest is carried out at the optimum moment of maturation and the grapes are immediately taken in boxes of 15 kg to the nearby winery, where they are carefully vinified.
The winery has the most modern technology for the production of very high quality wines. The stainless steel tanks, equipped with temperature control, have the capacity to vinify varieties and plots separately. All the wines enjoy a minimum aging of 12 months in two rooms of Allier oak barrels, followed by a similar period of time or more in the bottle.
The olive grove extends over a total of 85 hectares planted with semi-intensive density (300 trees/ha) and is equipped with drip irrigation system. The cultivated varieties are Picual, which achieves greater finesse in cold climates, and Arbequina, currently one of the best known Spanish varieties. These varieties were selected for their complementarity and stepped maturation. Therefore, olives are harvested in a minimum of time when they have their maximum quality potential.
A mill with state-of-the-art equipment considered by experts as the most advanced extraction process for high quality olive oils: disc mills, vertical blenders with vacuum system and modern centrifuges. The system allows each batch of olives to be tuned for extraction, perfect control of temperature, deep cleaning and oxidation control. The oil is filtered to remove traces of water (another possible source of oxidation), and once obtained is stored in inert stainless steel tanks. The oil is bottled immediately before marketing to reduce the time spent in the bottle.