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The AALTO project was founded in February 1999, in the prestigious winemaking region of Ribera del Duero (Spain). The foundational aim of Mariano Garcia and Javier Zaccagnini in AALTO was to make a wine that shows a different personality, of high quality and being a faithful reflection of distinct locations, blending them at the end of the aging process to obtain balance and complexity.
A few years later, in 2006, Masaveu and Nozaleda families joined AALTO, both owners of wineries in other wine regions of Spain, providing experience and stability to the project, which meant the consolidation of the winery to this day.
From its beginnings in 1999 until the harvest of 2004, the production of our wines took place in rented facilities in Roa (Burgos, Spain). While the project was being established, the founders began looking for a new place to locate their own new winery. A beautiful plot of 15 hectares belonging to the municipality of Quitanilla de Arriba (Valladolid) was chosen.
The first phase of the new winery was completed in 2005, being that year the first harvest that was produced in these facilities. The modern design chosen for this new winery was carried out only with the very highest quality criteria. The architecture of the winery is perfectly integrated into the environment, in a typical Ribera del Duero plateau, with a lineal and harmonic design without ostentation, and minimalistic details, elegant and comfortable. The second phase of the winery corresponding to the more social part of the winery was completed in 2016.
In 1923 Baldomero Moure started to produce his first wines in one of those small and humble wineries in plot in A Cova. But thanks to Carmen's inheritance and the savings brought from America, he began to acquiring farms in the area and built a winery (on the current farm in Cunas).
In the 1950s, the winery already began to be small, and it was decided to build a larger and more modern one. It currently houses the barrel room and the room of vinification of wines aged in wood. Here ??? elaborate? on truncated-cone wooden casks of French oak between 3000 and 7000 liters of capacity and carry out aging in oak barrels of different origins.
At the beginning of the years 2000, the main winery was built, which currently houses the laboratory, the tasting room and is the place where we produce young wines and small vinifications and experimental trials. Wine production is used stainless steel, although other materials are used in the experimental area. This winery was conceived in order to operate by gravity and with the highest technology to respect to the maximum the integrity of the grape.
In the mid-nineteenth century, the upheavals produced in European viticulture by the phylloxera plague caused the rapid extension of vineyard cultivation in the Jumilla region, which at that time was not a first-rate viticultural center as it is today. In 1870 and taking advantage of these new circumstances, an enterprising wine broker named Roque Martínez founded, together with two partners, the first commercial winery in Jumilla. His son Pedro Luis Martínez García, already alone, made the family business prosper during the first half of the following century in such a way that, to this day, the name "Pedro Luis Martínez" is synonymous with quality wines, business solvency and business honesty. In 1929 his mistelas won the Grand Prize at the Universal Exhibition of Barcelona. At that time, the winery could house a total of 300,000 liters of wine, obtained through the procedures of the time: treading the grapes in the presses, pressing the pomace in vertical presses, and stored and aging in wooden barrels. In 1957 the ownership and management of the winery passed to the next generation. In this period, the winery expanded its capacity to reach a capacity of 3,500,000 liters, acquired new buildings, expanded the old ones, and was modernized in technical means; belonging to the D.O. JUMILLA since its founding. In 1983, the company became a Limited Company, whose shareholders were entirely direct descendants of the founder. The management remained within the family environment. In 2011 the winery was acquired by the BASTIDA FAMILY, changing the commercial name to Bodega Alceno, and providing new wisdom and adapting the wines to the consumer, maintaining the same philosophy of the winery, where investments were made and continue to be made to adapt the winery to the new consumer trends, currently has modern winemaking techniques, In recent years, adapting to the times and market trends, BODEGAS ALCENO SA The concept of single varietal production is changing, such as the native Monastrell variety, and it also produces wines from the coupage of varieties such as Tempranillo, Syrah, Garnacha, Garnacha Tintorera, Cabernet Sauvingon, in reds and Sauvignon blanc, Verdejo, Airen and Macabeo in whites. , not ruling out Rosés, sweets with natural carbon dioxide, etc. and being the first winery in Jumilla to elaborate the first Champanoise Rosé de Monastrell method, the current management and technical team of the winery, which has been directed since 1997 by the oenologist D. Juan Miguel Benítez García, has not given up in its effort to experiment new wines with which to break into the national and international market firmly and decisively. As a result of this effort is the launch of its first bottled wine, made from the Syrah, Tempranillo and Monastrell varieties, which is marketed under the name "ALCENO" and is available in White, Rosé, Red and Selección (wines, the latter , subjected to its refining in new American and French oak wood), all of them awarded both nationally and internationally by different associations and competitions.
Bodegas Arloren is a dream come true. A challenge assumed by a typical Spanish family, which from generation to generation have lovingly captured the history of the good work of 4 generations in extraordinary Spanish wines, full of values and personality.
Bodegas Arloren ...
... was founded in 1972 and its main activity is the production and aging of quality wines. The company has its main headquarters in Murcia and the winery in Canada del Trigo, Jumilla, belonging to its Denomination of Origin. This denomination, which includes some 30,000 hectares of vineyards, has been highlighted by the specialized press as an emerging denomination of origin for the quality and originality of its wines.
Bodegas Atalaya is the Gil Family Estates project, in which it participates together with the López family from El Pilar de la Horadada, in the Almansa Protected Designation of Origin, located east of the province of Albacete, between Valencia, Alicante and Murcia, in the transit area between the Castilian plateau and the Mediterranean Sea. The first harvest of Bodegas Atalaya dates back to the 2007 vintage, since then progress has been made in the facilities and investigating in the elaboration of the Garnacha Tintorera and Monastrell varieties to give shape to the current range of products, which reflect the character and the personality of the land that give it the most emblematic varieties of the area. Bodegas Atalaya thus maintains the imprint that the Gil Family Estates group wants to reflect on all the wines in its portfolio, showing the most genuine essence of the wine-growing areas from which they come.
Ateca Winery, founded in 2005, is the project of the Gil Family in the Denomination of Origin Calatayud, placed in the municipality of Ateca (in Zaragoza), 14km far from the city that names this D.O. Ateca wines are the result of a detailed work on selecting the grape, with exhaustive analytical and organoleptic quality criteria, coming from a harvest done in the precise moment of ripening. The Australian enologist Michael Kyberd is the technical director.
Bodegas Avancia lies snuggled in the slate dominant mountainsides of Valdeorras, high above the Sil River. Named for the extensive gold mining that the Romans conducted in this area, (Val-de-Oras roughly translates to Valley-of-Gold in Latin) Valdeorras is home to the finest terroir for growing two of Spain’s most important indigenous grapes – Godello and Mencía.
Barahonda makes balanced and expressive wines full of colour and flavour; complex wines which have their personality and which every year achieve prizes, awards and high scores by the best wine critics in the world.
As the Barahonda logo proclaims, the wines are linked to the field, made from the vine. Grapes are carefully raised as it is an essential part in the personality of a quality wine.
Around 1850 Pedro Candela Soriano started to produce and sell small amounts of wine locally. In 1925 Antonio Candela García endowed a small winery. Subsequently the winery was managed by Antonio Candela Poveda, who made it grow and develop throughout the years. Nowadays, his two sons, Antonio and Alfredo, take the helm and manage the wineries and the family estates.
From a small and local business to a modern winery which produces quality wines highly appreciated in the international markets, the knowledge and traditions have been handed down through these four generations. The Candela Family has spent a lifetime working with wine and Barahonda is the visible result of this passion.
Founded in 1821 in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Bodegas Barbadillo fulfills a centuries-old tradition as a 100% family winery producing the denominations, Jerez-Xeres-Sherry, Brandy de Jerez, Vinagre de Jerez, Vinos de la Tierra de Cádiz and D.O. Manzanilla-Sanlúcar de Barrameda, which leads with a stock share of over 50%.
In a small paradise in southern Spain, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, the Barbadillo family bottled the first Manzanilla in 1821. Since then, this family-owned and centennial company has not stopped growing.
Barbadillo is one of the 10 largest and oldest family businesses in Spain. Bodegas Barbadillo, with almost 200 years of history, continues to be a 100% family business.
Bodegas Barbadillo has been at the forefront of its sector for centuries, being a pioneer in many aspects: Bottling the first chamomile that left for Philadelphia in 1827; They were the first to name this type of wine "Manzanilla"; First Andalusian white wine made 100% from fine palomino in 1975.
Winery founded in the thirties of the last century that has produced txakoli for several generations. It has its own vineyards and since 1989 it has been incorporating modern equipment and machinery to produce excellent quality txakoli. Its txakoli has a white fruit scent, is balanced and offers a pleasant fresh finish.
Basa-Lore produces Getaria Txakoli with the Getariako Txakolina designation of origin. This guarantees that its careful elaboration and quality control are respected, offering the consumer an excellent wine. The Basa-Lore winery has been making txakoli since the 30s through several generations. It has its own vineyards and combines tradition with advanced technologies to obtain the best results.
Claramente reconocibles gracias al característico sabor intenso y a la gran calidad de los Priorat, vinos de la bodega Bravo Escos sorprenden por su elegancia, frescura y ligereza. Unos vinos sutiles y delicados, con un sabor realmente único y emocionante.
La belleza indómita y la tierra única del Priorat, han convertido a esta región en el punto de referencia de los vinos más selectos de Espana, con una intensidad y profundidad de sabor inigualables. La bodega Bravo Escós está situada en el corazón de esta región única, donde cultiva y cosecha los insuperables furtos de esta tierra singular.
Located in the sleepy town of Munébrega, Bodegas Breca was founded by Jorge Ordónez in 2010 with the mission of producing the finest Garnacha in Aragón. Garnacha de Aragón, the clone used to produce the wines of Bodegas Breca, is the most ancient and genetically untouched clone of of Garnacha (Grenache) in the world. Garnacha was first cultivated in this northeastern corner of Spain, and transplanted across the Mediterranean by the medieval Kingdom of Aragón, which had territories across the Mediterranean.
DE MOYA is a family winery founded by Yves and Sofie Laurijssens. Built on a foundation of family values, hard work and tradition. The family Laurijssens is known for their expertise in successful “turn arounds” in Belgium.
Yves and Sofie started the winery with a passion for Food, Family and Fun. If you are lucky enough to be invited to a family dinner one day, it will quickly become clear what this means.
Their approach is in many ways distinct and different. They are famous for “out of the box thinking”. Whether it is for the packaging or for the winemaking. They always come up with unconventional but simple solutions.
Four generations turning tradition in perfect moments.
First of all, want to show the appreciation to the relatives Dupuy De Lôme, who made the decision to establish in this single enclave in 1836, aware of the singularity of its soils for producing quality wines. It was allowing to reach the objective of launching this exciting new project: Winery “Clos De Lom”.
“Clos De Lom” is the result of a steady effort, the implementation of a definite vocation, the contribution of a constant will, engagement, discipline, the tenacity and obsession, sacrifice, patience and a desire to achieve something important; the wines.
The history of the family and this place is the necessary stimulus that guide to all those who are part of this project. Aware of the requirements, but convinced of the capacity of the team, through its valuable collaboration, its effective activity, their enthusiasm, their loyalty and responsibility, forming the team that has made it possible to launch Clos De Lôm.
The first steps of this winery began to bear fruit at the end of 2001, as a result of the collaboration agreement between the Gil Family and Chris Ringland, one of the best Australian winemakers.
The first harvest to be marketed is the 2002 vintage under the El Nido and Clío brands.
In the 2009 campaign, the first harvest of Corteo is made, which completes the current range of Bodegas El Nido wines.
The winery is located in the Valle de la Aragona, 10 kilometers north of the city of Jumilla, within the "upper term", so called because it is the highest altitude area within the municipal term of this city.
The vineyards, located in the surroundings of the winery, are mostly planted on very limestone soils and stony on their surface. In the subsoil, about 30/40 cm. deep, there is a layer of tosca (limestone of medium consistency) that covers the entire extension of the vineyard, its thickness is between 15 and 30 cm. and underneath there is a very sandy ground to which the roots extend. The altitude varies between 700 m. and the 850 m. above sea level. They are made up of small parcels with a total of 32 hectares of the Monastrell variety, of very old vineyards and some almost centenary, 12 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon and 1.8 hectares of Syrah, planted on gentle hills facing north.
BODEGAS EL TANINO is located in the emblematic place of Los Altos de Santiago in Hoya Gonzalo, province of Albacete.
Established in January 2006, the winery is made up of partners from the municipalities of Hoya Gonzalo, Chinchilla de Montearagón, Bonete and Pozo Canada, among which a production of approximately 3 million kilograms of grapes is concentrated, of which, about 80% correspond to the Garnacha Tintorera variety, with the rest being produced from varieties such as Syrah, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Macabeo and Chardonnay
The main objective of the winery is to work with love and effort in viticulture. We take care of the vines in all the stages of the plant, from the vegetative period to ripening, in this way we obtain and select the best grapes from vineyards grown at 970 m s. n. m. where the weather and the type of soil provide quality and distinction to all our wines.
The Garnacha Tintorera, despite being the most unknown, has shown an optimal aromatic and polyphenolic potential for aging in barrels.
Bodegas Godelia is located in El Bierzo, a unique landscape and exceptional environment for winemaking. Located in the northwest of Spain, El Bierzo is a region surrounded by mountains that forms a large valley cut through by the Sil River, with a wide array of soils and orientations in its vineyards. The richness of the soil, combined with the age of the vineyard, makes it a unique place to produce high quality wines.
Right on the Camino de Santiago, the winery is located on the route through El Bierzo. Literally. The French Way of Saint James goes past the front door. It is the exact point where the countdown to the last 200 km begins and the pilgrim’s final stage before arriving in Galicia. There are delighted to accompany on the journey at the winery. This is not by chance, since El Camino brought with it a legacy to which the winery wants to pay tribute. This special location in El Bierzo has given the winery the self-satisfaction of carefully growing the native grape varieties: Mencía, Godello, and Dona Blanca. The aim is always to transmit terroir, sensitivity, and elegance in the wines.
Godelia’s great virtue lies in the fact that it was born as a passion at the end of 2009. It is a love for nature that led the García Rodríguez family, the founders of the winery, to give an outlet to their enthusiasm for viticulture in El Bierzo. It is a dream come true, a winery in El Bierzo that creates value and a future for the region, a legacy through its wines. It’s about not being satisfied until to create a masterpiece, with a healthy amount of excitement, dedication, and effort. All this, to achieve excellence.
The winery Javier Sanz Viticultor is located in La Seca, the heart of the Rueda Denomination of Origin. Javier Sanz is the great-grandson and successor of Agustín Nanclares, who began this tradition by cultivating the vineyards on his property called Villa Narcisa. Now, he has assumed the reins of this winery combining, in perfect harmony, tradition and modernity. The geographical location of the wineries and vineyards is essential to understand the quality of their wines. It is in La Seca (Valladolid), with its vineyards next to the Ribera del Duero (some even only 1,500 meters from the Douro River), where there is the highest concentration of vineyards in the entire river basin. The total area of La Seca covers 2,744 hectares, twice as much as in the immediately lower town. In addition, in this town there are 16 wineries, of which 14 belong to wine growers, and two cooperatives. Among all the wineries are able to produce and process more than 20 million kilos of grapes of the total 60 million O.D. Wheel.
The proximity of the Javier Sanz winery to the vineyards, located in the first banks of the Ribera del Duero, facilitates an almost immediate transfer of the grapes after harvesting, taking a maximum of four hours, thus keeping intact all their properties and aromas. The Javier Sanz winery has 104 hectares of cultivated vineyards. The surface is composed of sand and boulders and the subsoil by a clayey layer, which favors ventilation and natural drainage of the vines. These unique characteristics that are found in the town of La Seca, together with the microclimate of the area, are what differentiate us from other Verdejos of the D.O. Wheel.
The knowledge and know-how are the main assets of a winery that takes great care in the whole process of making their wines. This tradition was maintained over the years until in 1995 the Villa Narcisa brands were created, currently their "flagship product", and later Holy King. The work to offer the best product, begins with a special care in the most traditional relationship between the winegrower and the vine, to culminate with a modern winemaking process that manages to faithfully preserve all this family philosophy of winemaking.
Bodegas Jorge Ordónez Málaga, located in Ordónez’s hometown, was founded in 2004. A partnership between Ordónez and the Kracher family of Austria, the winery was founded with the goal of resuscitating the centuries long tradition of winemaking in Málaga, which was destroyed by the phylloxera plague in the 19th century. It was Jorge’s dream to champion his home region and restore it to its former glory.
The winery has more than accomplished its goal by producing the Spain’s first and best dry Moscatel de Alejandría, Botani, and by reviving the tradition of unfortified sweet wine making in Málaga. Our series of sweet wines, N°s 1 through 4, are amongst the finest in the world, and are produced in the style of the unfortified sweet wines of Málaga that were internationally renowned in the 17th through 19th centuries. In 2012, N°2 Victoria became the first Spanish wine ever served at a Nobel Prize dinner.
Jorge Ordónez Málaga produces its dry and sweet wines from Muscat of Alexandria, the oldest clone worldwide of the Muscat varietal. This is the original Muscat, which was originally cultivated extensively around Alexandria, Egypt, and planted in Málaga by Phoenician traders 3,000 years ago. Muscat of Alexandria is one of the world’s only remaining ancient (genetically uncrossed) grape varieties and the most important for commercial wine production. The Muscat of Alexandria vineyards used by Jorge Ordónez Málaga were planted between 1902 and 1974 on un-terraced mountainside vineyards. The vineyards of Málaga are perhaps the most extreme and dangerous in Europe, due to the decomposed slate soils, and inclines of up to 70°. The vast majority of steep vineyards in Europe have terraces or are mechanized in some way to protect workers and assist with harvest. The vineyards in Málaga have remained untouched. All pruning and harvesting is done by hand, and mules carry six 15kg boxes up the slopes at a time. An absolutely heroic form of viticulture.
In order to work with grapes that have high acidity, Jorge Ordónez Málaga exclusively works with mountainside vineyards that are oriented away from the Mediterranean. In such a warm, dry climate, most grapes would completely lack balancing acidity. Furthermore, most of the winery’s vineyards are located at above 700m above sea level.