The name Cien y Pico means "Hundred and something" and refers to the age of the ancient Garnacha Tintorera and Bobal vines. The project is the personal quest of four winemakers (Australian Zar Brooks, his Bulgarian wife Elena Golakova Brooks, Spaniard Luis Juminez García and Italian Nicola Tucci) to preserve these 19th century vineyards. Deemed uneconomical by many growers, vineyards were destined to be abandoned or grubbed up. When the team first tasted the wines and visited the region, they agreed that something needed to be done, and Cien y Pico was born.
Nicola Tucci, Luis Jimenez