• 12 Linajes Reserva 2012 “Gold Bacchus medal”

    • More than 1700 submitted wines references which are tasted by 85 national and international experts.
    • Bacchus is one of the most important competitions on the international scene that awards the wine excellence.

    The wine 12 Linajes Reserva 2012 of Bodegas Gormaz has won a Bacchus Gold Medal in the last edition of the Bacchus Competition 2017. This Ribera del Duero is the expression of the philosophy of the winery, which form part of the first group of wineries to receive the official certification of appellation, but not forgetting to update itself to get the excellence on its making process of its wines. The young oenologist, Mª José, from her incorporation to the winery, has been sure about how the wines of Bodegas Gormaz have to be. She saids “our 12 Linajes Reserva borns with the intention to show different expressions of the fine red wine variety in a special soil, as our estates in Atauta are, where are settled old hand-harvested vines that are afterwards selected on the winery”.
    The description of the vintage year as “very good” by the Regulatory Council presents 12 Linajes Reserva as a wine made from the land, based on a mix of vineyards settled on slopes, paramo and the bottom of the valley in Atauta. The harvest takes place in the exact moment of the grapes maturity. The vintage 2012 bring us this elegant cherry red wine of an intense and bright layer. It is complex and elegant, dominated by the red fruits. On the palate, it is silky and greasy, sweet, of mature tannins and intense balsamic and toasted notes.

    Bodegas Gormaz
    Founded in 1972, Viñedos y Bodegas Gormaz is a winery with a long track record in the Ribera del Duero region, where it formed part of the first group of wine producers to receive official certification of Appellation. Although the first minutes of the Ribera del Duero D.O. dates from 1980, this Apellation was officially founded in 1982 with 12 submitted wineries, between them there was Viñedos y Bodegas Gormaz. Currently, the winery has 520ha of vineyard divided in more than 1000 small estates grouped in 70 wine growing areas. It is one of the most antique wine growing areas of the country, with an age average of 65 years old; the 70% of the vines are over 80 years old. The winery manages the vineyard in long-term agreements with the viticulturists of the region, which allow to the winery takes part in the ripening and grape selection process, guaranteeing the best quality every year.

  • Valdelacierva Crianza 2013 archieves a 90 points in Wine Spectator

    Once again, the quality of the wine of Valdelacierva Wineries is recognized. At this time, the prestigious American magazine Wine Spectator has given 90 points to Valdelacierva Crianza 2013. This new puntuation means the recognition for the quality of the wine, which has been able to surpass the 90 points in its latest vintages (2013, 2012 and 2011). Valdelacierva Crianza, staying true to its style and personality, has achieved belonging to the list of reference wines in quality and good making that the magazine does each year. Wine Spectator, one of the most important reference publishers in the wine quality assessment in the United States of America has punctuated to Valdelacierva in its three latest vintages: Valdelacierva 2011 with 91 points; Valdelacierva 2012 with 90 points and Valdelacierva Crianza 2013 with 90 points.

    The history of Valdelacierva is the result of a young team work with experience making quality wines with a clearly defined goal: wines with the characteristic personality from the plot which defines the genuineness of Valdelacierva wines.

    The Wine Spectator journalist Thomas Matthews defines Valdelacierva Crianza 2013 as “Sleek and lively, this energetic red delivers tart cherry, licorice, fresh herb, mineral and smoky flavors, driven by racy acidity and supported by light, firm tannins. Not assertive, but balanced and lively”.

    About Bodegas Valdelacierva.

    Founded in 1988, Bodegas Valdelacierva belongs to Hispanobodegas Group which owns wineries in the three most important Appellations in the country: Rioja, Ribera Del Duero, and Rueda. Valdelacierva is located in the heart of Rioja Alta (Navarrete) and it has 125 hectares of vineyards, which are divided in small plots with vines that are between 25-130 years old. The winery has a young and dynamic character and it is inclined towards the elaboration of modern wines, with the seal of the land and the Tempranillo grape variety as protagonists. The wines come from selected vineyards of the localities of San Vicente de la Sonsierra, Briones, Baños de Ebro and Yécora.

  • Our wines reach importance in the TV Chinese

    Without a reason to deny it, it was a real pleasure and a big satisfaction to have been able to show our “values” in the TV Chinese. Starting from the vineyards, harvest manual systems, selection of grapes in the wineries for the production (fermentation) according to places and types of ground, verification of the most modern systems of controlled fermentation, beside our dear and romantic fermentation warehouses of the era of our grandparents, which in our case we are still using and having a complete responsibility of the final result (delicious wines, as “always”). Then the barrel hall where the wine is refined and obtains marvelous aromatic shades. And of course finishing the visit with the tasting of all the before spoken of, to bring back home memories of the bouquets and flavors. We believe that they returned home satisfied of all seen and heard. And we keep on savoring our reasonable pride of “Bodegas Gormaz”.

    Note: Hispano Bodegas, has its own Delegation in China. Our Ribera del Duero´s wines, outstanding the brand of 12 LINAJES, are a benchmark in this D.O. for Chinese consumers. We are taking advantage of the case to transmit our sincerest gratitude for all our team in that marvelous country.




  • 11 wines scored with 90 or more points in Peñin Guide 2017

    As you all know, Peñin Guide 2017 is a very important reference when it comes to assessing the qualities of Spanish wines (11,500 wines tasted). Evidently this has a history behind it, which we summarize:
    • 2011 Guide: 2 wines with 90 or more points
    • 2012 Guide: 4 wines with 90 or more points
    • Guide 2013: 6 wines scored with 90 or more points
    • 2015 Guide: 7 wines scored with 90 or more points
    • 2016 Guide: 9 wines scored with 90 or more points
    • 2011 Guide: 11 wines scored with 90 or more points and only 11 wines were tasted!

    … and fortunately, in all cases, this quantitative increase has been accompanied by an absolute regularity in the scores, from the first moment. We take the opportunity to: congratulate our team of agronomists and oenologists for their outstanding work performance. To our commercial network, to encourage you with all this data to make your management more passionate and convincing. And above all, to thank all the consumers of our wines enormously, giving us the kindness and favor by choosing them. Count on our commitment that we will continue in the line drawn regarding the quality, personality and uniqueness of our wines. That will give us the assurance that you will continue “filling” your glasses with them. Thank you very much.

  • Our oenologist of La Rioja travels to Mexico

    She took part in several didactic tastings and pairing dinners with different kind of public (directors, managers and waiters) where she helped them to know a little more the wines that they have in their restaurants, the elaboration, the different aromas that the winemaker sensed, the different tastes of each wine, etc. Emma learnt a lot too, as she claimed.

    Emma,Our oenologist, returned from Mexico very happy and grateful for the attention and the treatment received in all and each one of the restaurants where she was (Carolo, Zapote, Blanco Colomina, Buena Barra, La Glotonerie, Sylvestre, RestauranteRoseta, Restaurante Eloise en Roma, the J&G and the Galia Chef), and particularly the team of Trinergia Vinos, with Rodolfo at the head; she mentioned: “They have changed my concept about the city and about the wine project. They have made me be more enthusiastic if it is possible, with the desire to go on improving, with the concern to extract the excellence of excellence. Seeing how they believe in the wines and especially how they know to see the virtues as well as the business, has made me learn a lot of our wines and the Hispanobodegas project”.

    From D.O.5 Hispanobodegas we are very happy with this trip and grateful with all the people that were with Emma sharing this expience and with her, for making possible this beautiful adventure.

  • Mundus Vini gives its biggest award to Valdelacierva Crianza 2013.

    This charismatic Rioja is elaborated by Bodegas Valdelacierva with red grapes from the Rioja Alavesa, with a careful selection of the fruit during the manual harvest and a production that is always looking for the highest quality. These are the reasons why Valdelacierva Crianza has not gone unnoticed by the tasters of the contest.

    Mundus Vini, has been converted from a few years ago in one of the most prestigious competitions in the wine sector at the global level. During two weeks, around 180 renowned international tasters, valued more than 6,000 wines from all over the world.

    But the GRAND GOLD to Valdelacierva Crianza 2013 has not been the only important recognition that has received the group by the German competition, which has also awarded a GOLD to AlfarReserva Limited Edition 2011, from the same Rioja winery, and 12 Linajes Roble 2014, in this case, from Viñedos y Bodegas Gormaz belonging, D.O. Ribera del Duero.

    With these awards, Hispanobodegas strengthens its position within the best Spanish wineries with wines of outstanding quality.

  • D.O.5 Hispanobodegas will be present at the Prowein fair

    The last years, Prowein has convened almost 5,000 exhibitors from around 50 countries and with an attendance of 50,000 visitors from more than 100 different countries, these figures are those that make this fair an event practically inescapable.

    Of course, D.O.5 Hispanobodegas, will be present one more year to the event to present their wines from three of the best Spanish DO´s: Ribera del Duero, Rioja and Rueda. Located at the stand C191 of the hall 10 of the Spain pavilion, Hispanobodegas will submit all its ranges of wines in all their varieties and in the case of some of them will be with different vintages to be able to reflect the excellent trajectory of recent years.

  • Repsol Guide 2016: New recognitions

    The Repsol Guide is the greatest Spanish reference in travel, tourism and gastronomy issues, and devotes ample space to appreciate the wines of our country. With 3,730 wines evaluated, its critics are characterized by their high standards when granting their scores.

    The scores of Hispanobodegas wines correspond to “OUTSTANDING WINES” :

    . Rioja Valdelacierva Crianza: 91 points . (This is the first time that this wine is valued by this guide).
    Rueda Señorío de Garci Grande Verdejo: 91 points.
    . Ribera del Duero 12 Linajes Crianza: 90 points.
    . Ribera del Duero 12 Linajes Reserva: 90 points.



    This guide, coordinated by the sommelier Raul Serrano, includes a selection of wines for each day of the year. It is an honor for us to tell that 2 of our wines have been selected in this exclusive selection of 365 wines among potential thousands.

    . Ribera del Duero 12 Linajes Reserva: 91 points .
    . Rueda AnierVaerdejo Vendimia Seleccionada: 90 points .

  • Achieving excellence through Wine Enthusiast

    12 LinajesReserva 2009 and AnierVendimiaSeleccionada 2012 have been the wines awarded. The score of 92 in the Wine Enthusiast´s glossary corresponds with an Excellent Wine. It is the first time that this publication rates these 2 wines, so we could hardly imagine such a spectacular premiere (like a dream that came true).

    During 2015 Wine Enthusiast valued 1,088 Spanish wines, and only 118 (10%) were rated with scores of 92+. Of these 118, only 23 are located in price ranges below $ 36. In that strip it would be located our Ribera del Duero 12 LinajesReserva.

    Step by step, thanks to awards like these, our wines are placing on reference positions in the preferences of distributors, retailers, restaurants and consumers in the competitive American market, which gives us more and more space on their shelves and menus.

    These scores will be published in February 2016.

  • Peñín Guide 2016: Hispanobodegas: ONE STEP BEYOND

    In this edition of the Penin Guide wines of Hispanobodegas confirmed a new climbing after three years having obtained outstanding scores. This year the wine group has not submitted 3 of its top wines (Anier VS, VS AlfarAlfarReserva, which last year were rated with 94-92 and 91 points respectively) because this year has not been fulfilled the premise for the making of these wines: “There are only produced in extraordinary good vintages.”

    Therefore, if we leave out this, the scores of Hispanobodegas wines have meant a new record, surpassing the excellent results of the previous edition, with three wines added to the “club of 90” in this edition.

    Number of wines tasted in 2015 Peñin Guide: 11,200

    Hispanobodegas wines scoring:

    93 points:
    . Ribera del Duero 12 LinajesReserva 2010
    92 points:
    . Rueda Anier Verdejo 2014 Vendimia Seleccionada

    91 points:
    . Ribera del Duero 12 Linajes Crianza 2012
    . Ribera del Duero Viña Gormaz Crianza 2012

    90 points:
    . Valdelacierva Rioja Crianza 2012
    . Rueda 12 linajes Verdejo 2014
    . Rueda Señorío de Garci Grande Verdejo 2014
    . Ribera del Duero Catania Crianza 2012
    . Ribera del Duero 12 Linajes Roble 2013
    (first time that this wine reaches this score, being positioned in first line in the context of the “Roble wines”(aged for less than 12 months) from D.O. Ribera del Duero.

    Besides highlighting individual scores, we want to give proof of the consistency and uniformity in valuations between wines of the three wineries where the group produces (D.O,ca Rioja, D.O.Ribera del Duero and D.O. Rueda), what reaffirms the group’s philosophy preserving the unique personality of each winery and its terroir, but implementing uniform values and methodology based on the group´s “innovation push” and a solid teamwork approach.

    “We continue our path undertaken with determination and consistency. We are happy but not relaxed. We still have much room to improve and that´s what we’re going to keep on making.” They say in the Group…


    THE PEÑÍN GUIDE IS THE MAXIMUM POINT OF REFERENCE FOR THE SPANISH WINE INDUSTRY. It began its journey in 1990 with its first guide in which 3,000 wines were tasted. 25 years later, the guide reflects the ratings and reviews of over 11,000 Spanish wines of the 69 Protected Designation of Origin and other wines (“Vinos de la Tierra”, and even some renowned “table wines”). With all its experience of 25 years and the number of wines tasted (spending 180 days a year to this work), the Peñín Guide is undoubtedly the most complete existing guide for Spanish wines in the world and the best chronicle available about Spanish wine in the last quarter century.

    Taking into account that Spain alternates among the top three wine producing countries – far from fourth in the ranking (USA)-, it is logical to assert that this guide must be taken into account as a world reference not only by Spanish users, but anyone in the world who be interested in knowing the reality of Spanish wines.

  • JANCIS ROBINSON discovers Hispanobodegas wines

    The publication www.jancisrobinson.com is considered the most influential and decisive in the wine sector in the UK – perhaps beside Decanter- and between the most worldwide (next to Wine Spectator, Parker, Wine Enthusiast, Tanzer, Weinwirstchaft …). Its leader, Jancis Robinson, was described by Decanter magazine as ‘the most respected wine critic and journalist in the world’.

    Therefore, that our wines could be evaluated by this publication became one of our goals, but at the same time we could not avoid to be a “little scared” taking into account that the opinions of this publication have decisive influence on the perception of quality and the making purchasing decisions of the trade and consumers, especially in the UK.

    With the previous approval of the publication, we sent the requested samples (only from wines available for sale in the UK), and, after a month of waiting, this is what happened:

    Our 4 winestastedwere12 Linajes Reserva 2009, Catania Crianza 2012 (both Ribera del Duero), Valdelacierva Rioja Crianza 2012 and Rueda Verdejo Señorío de Garci Grande 2014 .

    All wines got 16.5 POINTS!, which in the glossary of the magazine correspond with the SUPERIOR category, equivalent to have obtained 91-92 points in a system based on 100-point scale (used by publications like Parker, Wine Spectator or the Peñin Guide, among others).

    These scores get enhance the value of our wines in the worldwide wine sector, especially in the UK, and still more if we establish comparisons with the rest of Spanish wines assessed during 2015: The criteria that jancisrobinson.com takes into account to decide the wines for evaluating do not include to rate wines massively, not even all samples they receive, but only wines choosen after a rigourous selection. The proof is that among the 391 Spanish wines tasted between January and August this year, the vast majority are High Level wines (“Reserva, Gran Reserva, “Selected vines”, “Author wines” etc.) and, in general, high-end pricing, well above those of Hispanobodegas, which in this sense are unbeatable in the list.

  • WAWWJ 2015 RANKING: Hispanobodegas and its wines among the first 100 in a worldwide ranking

    Even though this ranking will be not definitive until January 2016, the competition is very advanced, so we want to share the Hispanobodegas and its wines current results.

    WORLDWIDE COMPANIES Ranking: DO5 Hispanobodegas: 66 position.

    NATIONAL COMPANIES Ranking: D.O.5 Hispanobodegas: 11 position.

    WORLDWIDE WINES Ranking: Anier Vendimia seleccionada Ribera del Duero: 98 position.12 LinajesVerdejo: 103 position.

    WORLDWIDE VERDEJO VARIETY WINES Ranking: 12 LinajesVerdejo: FIRST (1ª) position.

    WORLDWIDE TEMPRANILLO VARIETY WINES Ranking: Anier Vendimia seleccionada Ribera del Duero: 4 position.

    NATIONAL WINES Ranking: 5 wines of D.O.5 Hispanobodegasamongthefirst 100: Anier Vendimia Seleccionada 2012 (10), 12 Linajes Verdejo 2013 (11), Alfar Reserva 2009 65, Catania Crianza 2011 69) and 12 Linajes Crianza (84).

    Being among the 100 best worldwide rated wineries and the 103 best rated wines is a dream come true that we could not imagine some years ago. Looking at our country, it is a big pride to say that we are in the lead group with 5 wines among the first 100, considering that 821 wineries and 2762 wines has been rated.

    Besides, Anier Vendimia Seleccionada and 12 Linajes Verdejo, have been awarded with the “Wine of the year” distinction, an honor given by the association to the wines rated with 125 points or more (Anier currently has obtained 128,25 and 12 Linajesverdejo 126,5).

    As a clarification for the people who do not know this competition, say that this association does not judge, but compiles the awards obtained by all the wines from the whole world in the 75 most recognised contests (according to the objective requirements of control, quality and clarity in its methods and results), and rating them mixing 2 guidelines: medal obtained X (multiplied) contest valuation, so that´s why the scores depends on the medal category and the contest valuation.

    Finally, all the wine marks obtained in every contests are added and the wine settled in the ranking.


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