Wine estates from other regions in Spain
Me: I graduated from Deusto Law School and after some years of practice and beer drinking, by chance, I discovered wine. We bought some land in Bierzo, our home region, to build a house and live in contact with nature. Some old vineyards came with it and that is how we started. Subsequently I spent a year in Bordeaux working as cellar rat and obtaining my DUAD diploma. I own 5 ha of vineyards consisting of 16 little plots scattered in 3 areas. Tipically in Bierzo they are field blends planted in the first half of last century. They are farmed organically. The winery is a tunnel carved out of a hill in Molinaseca. My family, as Bierzo, has long tradition of mining, so it came as natural to us. Each vineyard area is vinified separately in small, 21 hl, concrete tanks. The final blend is matured in French oak barrels for 12 months. ------------------------------------------ Presentación: Me licencié en la Facultad de Derecho de Deusto y, tras unos años de práctica y muchas cervezas, descubrí el vino. Compramos unas tierras en el Bierzo, de donde somos, para vivir en contacto con la naturaleza. Entre ellas, viñas viejas y así empezamos. Luego pasé un año en Burdeos donde trabajé en una bodega y ob-tuve mi diploma DUAD. Tenemos 5 ha de viña, 16 parcelas pequeñas, dispersas en 3 pueblos del Bierzo, Co-mo es típico aquí, son mezcla de variedades plantadas en la primera mitad del siglo pasado. La viticultura es ecológica. La bodega es un túnel excavado en una colina en Molinaseca. Los túneles son una pasión de mi familia que, como el Bierzo tiene, mucha tradición minera. Cada zona se vinifica por separado, en pequeñas cubas de cemento. El ensamblaje final se cría 12 meses en barricas de roble francés.
Bodegas Estefanía: Bierzo Best Wines Bodegas Estefanía is a very special winery that was established in 1999 when the FRIAS family decided to recover an old creamery located in the village of Dehesas, in Ponferrada (León). In 2014, it forms part of the MGWines Group. The name of its main Brand, Tilenus, was taken from the primitive god “Teleno”, the Celtic god of war and equivalent to the Roman god Mars. The reason for naming the wine Tilenus was to pay tribute to that golden years of the Roman era in the Bierzo, which began to exploit the rich gold mines of the Médulas. Present day, this era is etched on the wine labels with a roman coin that was found in one of the vineyards. All this has led to a winery that produces exclusive wines in a traditional way, very carefully selecting each grape. Bodegas Estefanía has a production winery that was built combining materials such as slate, stone and wood, praising the area’s traditional architecture. Each production phase has been prepared in a specific way, monitoring the temperature, moisture and light. In the case of the barrel room, this has around one thousand Bordeaux barrels, manufactured by the most prestigious barrel-making cooperage firms, mostly French oak.
Bodegas del Abad
Small family winery located in Bierzo D.O, in the Northwest part of Spain. 30 hectares of owned vineyards, sustainable and hand manage grapes brings the result of elegant, fresh and unique wines, coming from Mencia and Godello grapes. Low intervention and passion to terroir are the key elements of the our wines and our Phylosophy. Mencia red grape, fresh, fruity and deep color while Godello white grape is floral, fruity and fresh with gentle acidity