In the publication, the award-winning winemaker recalls how she has managed to overcome the obstacles of her career and how she became with Viñedos y Bodegas Gormaz a reference in the Ribera del Duero Soriana. Quality, excellence and work are three words that she remembers day by day. She also comments the new project in the winery, which includes the construction of a unique space for the production of limited edition wines such as 12 Linajes Finca los Arenales and 12 Linajes Grano a Grano. María José García is in charge of producing exquisite wines from old and preiloxeric vines, such as the now famous 12 Linajes range, which has recently received vegan certification and has won international awards such as 93 points in Wine Enthusiast + Editor’s Choice for 12 Linajes Reserva or 95 points for 12 Linajes Finca los Arenales in the latest edition of Guía Peñín.
The publication Vinos y Restaurantes includes the young winemaker from Bodegas Valdelacierva (D.O.Ca Rioja) in the article “Ladies of wine and gastronomy”, which honors women who thanks to their vision and excellence in their work, have managed to change the Spanish landscape.
Emma Villajos remembers how her passion for wine started as her philosophy based on Value and terroir. She also mentions the new investment projects in the winery and describes her dynamic nature that has led her to work with great professionals, including women and men.
The wines of Bodegas Valdelacierva D.O.Ca. Rioja have managed to be, thanks to hard work, national and international awarded wines. This year alone, Valdelacierva Grano a Grano has been the Revelation wine 2019 and Valdelacierva Reserva, a tempranillo that in the first vintage has received 91 points in Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast, just to mention some of them . In addition, Valdelacierva Garnacha (Finca Montepedriza) and Valdelacierva Grano a Grano (Finca Canto Gordo) wines have recently entered the category of Singular Vineyard and all wines produced by this young, but very experienced winemaker, have received the certification of vegan wine .
Valdelacierva Grano a Grano and Valdelacierva Garnacha wines have entered into the exclusive “Singular Vineyard” club, the new and highest quality category of the D.O.Ca Rioja. The two Top wines from Bodegas Valdelacierva have been selected, along with a small number of other wines, thanks to the uniqueness of their production and origin.
With this new achievement, the winemaker Emma Villajos, alma mater of the winery, passionately follows the steps of her philosophy, based on producing wines with the highest quality and Value, always respecting the terroir and the firstborn elements that compose it.
About the wines “Singular vineyard”
Valdelacierva Grano a Grano, which was recently named as Revelation Wine 2019 by Vivir el Vino Magazine, was born in Finca Cantogordo in vineyards of over 35 years old and with a yield of just 1,600 kg / ha. The essential characteristic of this limited edition wine of just 1,077 bottles is its thorough production, since its grape has been grained manually, grain by grain, and an aging of 14 months in 500-liter French oak.
Valdelacierva Garnacha, with a limited production of only 3,100 bottles, has been produced from a manual harvest in drawers at Finca Montepedriza in Tudelilla, in vineyards of over 75 years old and a yield of 2,500 kg / ha. The wine goes through a detailed work that involves 7 months of aging in 500-liter French oak.
The wine 12 Linajes Reserva 2014 has been valued with 93 points, while it has been named “Editor’s Choice” in the September edition of the American magazine Wine Enthusiast, one of the most renowned publications in the wine sector worldwide. The wine from Viñedos and Bodegas Gormaz has been uploaded to the podium as the only one of the D.O. Ribera del Duero to receive such a high score, which reaffirms the excellence and philosophy of the winery, based on respect for the terroir and the handmade production.
12 Linajes Reserva 2014 was born from a meticulous production, headed by the winemaker María José García, who with the help of a young and dynamic team, creates a wine coming from old vines in the most extreme zone in Ribera del Duero. The limit of its pre-philloxhera vineyard, the microclimates, as well as the altitude and the conditions of the surroundings, give the opportunity to produce wines full of personality, wines from Viñedos and Bodegas Gormaz.
All the awards of 12 Linajes Reserva:
- 93 pts + Editor’s Choice – Wine Enthusiast
- 92 pts- Guía Peñín
- 90 pts- Wine Spectator
- 90 pts- James Suckling
The newspaper Expansión published on the supplement “Fuera de Serie” the best 15 wines to enjoy during the summer. Our Valdelacierva Garnacha Magnum has been selected for a picnic day. “the luxury in a picnic does exist, and it has the name of a Rioja wine”.
The wines of Viñedos y Bodegas Gormaz (Ribera del Duero), Bodegas Valdelacierva (Rioja) and Bodegas GarciGrande (Rueda) receive the vegan certification.
Vegans exclude from their diet anything that comes from animal origin.
Madrid, June 2019.- Viñedos y Bodegas Gormaz, Bodegas Valdelacierva and Bodegas GarciGrande present their vegan wines. The wines 12 Linajes, Valdelacierva and Garcigrande have the necessary standards of excellence to receive the European certification, thanks to its production which excludes any ingredient of animal origin.
Can vegans drink wine?
In order to know the answer we must first know more about them:
- The name “vegan” comes from the “vegan” Anglicism created from “veganian”.
- In their diet, vegans are strictly vegetarian and completely exclude any products of animal origin.
- When it comes to their wardrobe, they totally reject that their clothing or footwear are made from animal fabrics.
- They avoid any product tested on animals.
- They reject shows that involve animals.
- Veganism should not be confused with environmentalism. They’re two distinct movements. Veganism is concerned for each animal individual and their interests, while environmentalism cares about the conservation of species in general (both animal and plant).
Wines, like other food, at some point in their production use jelly or animal products, for example, for the settling of musts.
If you are vegan but do not want to miss the opportunity to taste wines from the Ribera del Duero Soriana, 12 Linajes offers wines that are born from the terroir, from old and pre-phylloxera vineyards with a limited production with aging in French and American oak barrels, with a very intense and balanced nose in the mouth.
For those looking for different D.O.Ca Rioja wines who follow the mindfulness trend as a philosophy of life, Valdelacierva offers wines that were born from an artisanal production, with aromas of ripe red fruits sweet and full bodied with silky tannins, followed by a balanced mouthfeel and a long, rich aftertaste.
For the new generations, who care about choosing products that do not affect the environment, the GarciGrande range offers young and fresh D.O. Rueda wines, with vegetable aromas of fresh herbs and stone fruit and subtle entry into the mouth.
Bodegas Valdelacierva and Viñedos y Bodegas Gormaz will present the wines of 12 Linajes, Navas 1212, Valdelacierva, Campo Alto and Zelos at the Italian fair.
Hispanobodegas will participate in the Pollenzo B2B wine event, which will take place in Pollenzo (Piemonte, Italy) from June 11th to the 12th. In the event, organized by Elledue, 40 wineries will participate: 36 Italian, 3 Spanish, and 1 French. Among the importers, there will be 36 potential customers from the following countries: Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Cyprus, Denmark, Spain, United States, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Russia, Switzerland and Ukraine.
The Australian magazine Gourmet Traveller Wine has chosen La Vinoteca, as the best tapas bar in Madrid, Spain. The bar, located in the Barrio de las Letras in the centre of Madrid, is the First Place in the magazine’s Top Ten, thanks to its wide variety of tapas and Spanish wines from the best areas, such as 12 Linajes D.O. Ribera del Duero, Valdelacierva of the D.O.Ca Rioja and GarciGrande of the D.O. Rueda
If you want to discover why it is the favourite bar of the Australians, you will love its terrace overlooking the Plaza de Santa Ana, one of the most beautiful in the capital of Madrid, and its internationally awarded wine range from pre-phylloxera vineyards, such as 12 Linajes, and its extensive menu that offers from classic croquettes to reinvented hot and cold tapas.
La Vinoteca: Calle del Príncipe, 27, 28012, Madrid
Do not miss the complete Top Ten at the following link: MADRID: Top 10 Wines
The wine 12 Linajes Reserva 2014, produced by Viñedos y Bodegas Gormaz, has been awarded with a Silver Medal at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles. The wine has been the only one from Soria awarded at the contest celebrated in Switzerland, where a jury of 300 people have tasted 9.000 wines from all the world.
With this new award, added to its 94 points and “Editor’s Choice” of the American magazine Wine Enthusiast, as well as other medals and international awards, the winery see the fruits of its commitment to quality wines, coming from the terroir and a prephilloxeric vineyard . The winemaker María José García and the winery’s technical team live their passionate work, by producing wines that reflect excellence, respect for the terroir, the old vines and a limited and handcrafted production. Furthermore, everything adds up to this winery. The location so close to the vineyard, the altitude and the weather conditions so variable between day and night, the winery continue working in the line of making the best Tempranillo wines.
We are very happy with the visit of Tim Atkin at our stand in London Wine.
That thumb up made our day after the wine tasting of our wines 12 Linajes, Finca los Arenales and Anier.
Thanks a lot for your kindness and for tasting our wines from Ribera del Duero.
The luxury supplement of the economic newspaper Expansión, Fuera de Serie, turns 20 years and celebrates it by publishing a report about the best wines for a summer night. Our Valdelacierva Garnacha from Rioja (Bodegas Valdelacierva) has been selected for a picnic experience. Such an excellent suggestion!
Valdelacierva Reserva 2014 adds a Gold Medal from Concours Mondial de Bruxelles to a list of awards in which 91 points in Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast can also de found.
Valdelacierva Reserva 2014 D.O.Ca Rioja was born in vineyards of more than 50 years old and it has been produced from a manual harvest. It has an aging of 24 months in American and French oak barrels and an after aging in bottle of 12 months. It is a wine with a limited production: just 40.000 bottles.