The winemaker and writer of “Los Supervinos 2017”Joan C. Martin likes to face the supermarket shelf and let himself be impressed by the wines that he can find there. He is able to taste 981 wines and make a selection of the 150 best which are in this guide, “supermarket wine guide” with 102 “Superwines” for less than € 6.99 and 48 “megawines” for less than 14,99€. According to Gourmand Awards “Los Supervinos” is considered the best wine guide of Spain.
In this edition, Vicente Gandía is well positioned because four of their wines are very well rated in this guide: Hoya de Cadenas Cabernet Sauvignon, El Miracle by Mariscal, Castillo de Líria Blanco and Pluvium White. With these high scores the winery remains a benchmark offering excellent quality wines with a great value for money.
Hoya de Cadenas Cabernet Sauvignon is a red varietal with appellation of origin Utiel- Requena. The grapes are grown in the “Hoya de Cadenas Estate”. It is an eco-paradise just 100km from the city of Valencia. The estate boasts over 300 hectares of the finest local and international vine varieties. This Estate enjoys a particular micro-climate with temperature variations from day to night which gives the grapes their own special characteristics.
El Miracle by Mariscal is an intensive wine with an attractive colour from old vines, with appellation of origin Valencia and 100% grenache. This wine is inspired by the barrel of Javier Mariscal which its part of the “Arte en barrica” museum collection in the Finca Hoya de Cadenas, owned by Bodegas Vicente Gandia. This wine it’s for cosmopolitan and avant-garde palates like Mariscal’s art.
Castillo de Liria white is a young, dry wine with appellation of origin Valencia and whose grapes varietals are Viura and Sauvignon Blanc. Since 1971 Castillo de Liria is the pioneer wine brand in Valencia. Wines made from indigenous and international grape varieties, present in more than 60 countries of five continents, becoming one of the best selling Spanish wine brands in the world.
Pluvium White is a white, young wine with appellation of origin Valencia, from the subzone Alto Turia and elaborated with Merseguera and Sauvignon Blanc grape varietals. It is the fruit of the wonderful combination between the ground and the rain. It’s one of the best wines from Spain in value for money.
Vicente Gandía obtains a gold medal in one of the “Peculiar Wines” range
AWC Vienna 2016 is one of the most important wine competition that gives quality awards officially recognized by the wine industry and the European Union. In this challenge were submitted 12,826 wines from 1,866 producers and from 41 different countries, higher figures compared to previous years.
Vicente Gandía submitted “Uva Pirata” and was awarded AWC Vienna Gold Medal.
Peculiar Wines, winemaking creativity based on personal projects of our winemakers from Vicente Gandía. They are micro – elaborations, special wine regions and varities, unique designs. They are wines with a message in each bottle that tells a story.
Uva Pirata is a red wine with appellation of Origin Valencia. We all have a pirate side as well as our winemaker Fernando Freire who is discrete and formal but don´t hesitate to sail the grape seas to find out the most Pirate Varietal, Petit Verdot.
This wine has an outstanding bright cherry red with violet tones. On the nose its intense aromas of red Ripe fruit, red berries, caramel, vanilla and mocha. The entry on the palate is very fruity, elegant, spicy, mineral, full bodied, well balanced and long finish. Recommended with rich cuts of red meat, well-aged cheese (like Stilton) or wild game.
Vicente Gandia’s winery launched Peculiar Wines range a few months ago. Uva Pirata had already given them 91 points in the “Sin Mala Uva Guide”. This, plus the AWC Vienna Awards confirms a good future for Uva Pirata.
Great results of the winery in Sakura Women’s Wine Awards
The wine challenge “Sakura Women’s Wine Awards” is one of the most representative and relevant in Asia. It is characterized mainly by the jury that is composed by more than 200 professional women in the world of wine: winemakers, sommeliers, producers, importers and specialized journalists, who tasted thousands of wines from different countries of the world.
It is the second consecutive year that this competition brings good news for Bodegas Vicente Gandia. Japan is a very sensitive market to the wine medals so the awards obtained announce a major campaign for the winning wines:
Hoya de Cadenas Night Harvest, Hoya de Cadenas Cava Brut Rosé and El Miracle Cava Brut Rose awarded “Double Gold Medal” at Caesar’s Palace Hotel in Las Vegas.
Bodegas Vicente Gandia adds new recognitions to its long list of international awards. This time it has been in the “WINE TASTING AWARDS” organized by WSWA (Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America) during the celebration of the “WSWA 73rd ANNUAL CONVENTION & EXPOSITION” at the Caesar’s Palace Hotel in Las Vegas. This event is considered the most important in the US and gathers leading professionals of the American wine industry. Thanks to these awards, the winery will have good volumes in the United States this year.
Hoya de Cadenas Night Harvest, Hoya de Cadenas Cava Brut Rosé and El Miracle Cava Brut Rose have been the wines awarded with Double Gold Medal.
Hoya de Cadenas Night Harvest, is a white wine with Appellation of Origin Valencia whose grape varietals are: Moscatel, Viura, Chardonnay and Verdejo. It has an attractive combination of gold and green tones; in the nose shows intense aromas of exotic fruits. In addition, it has a delicious softness that fills the mouth with notes of citrus and honeyed flavors of apple.
Hoya de Cadenas Cava Brut, whose grape varieties are Macabeo and Chardonnay has a straw yellow color, fine and persistent bubbles. The aroma is clean and fruity, with a strong citrus character and with a background of floral notes. It offers a magnificent presence in the mouth thanks to the Chardonnay variety, dry and fruity at the same time.
El Miracle Cava Rosado, born from the combination of the best Requena grapes, grown with northern exposures, patience and stillness of aging in the cellar. It is 100% Grenache, it has a red currant color, bright, fine, persistent bubbles and elegant reflections. The aromas display ripe red fruit with a background of pastry and mocha with subtle citrus notes. Creamy texture, wide and persistent in the mouth.
In addition to this wonderful news, Nebla Verdejo Rueda was also awarded with Gold Medal.
Nebla Verdejo,A Night Harvest White wine with Appellation of Origin Rueda, whose grape varietal is 100% Verdejo. It has an attractive yellow color with greenish undertones. On the nose we find all the typical characteristics of the Verdejo: fennel, freshly cut hay and tropical fruits (pineapple and mango). The palate is unctuous with a great fruity finish and a refreshing acidity
The WSWA completed the list with silver medal for the wines: Ostras Pedrin, Uva Pirata, Dolmo, Boabrisa and Bo “Bobal Único”
For many years, Vicente Gandía had been experimenting with the Bobal variety to come up with modern wines of high quality. In the beginning, the results were not particularly encouraging, and they had to reject entire runs that did not come up to standard. But then we learned that by pruning the young vines to reduce the grape yield per vine, pinching from old vines and selecting the best grapes, we were able to obtain excellent results. The secret lay in selecting only the best grapes from the best vines.
The Bobal vines are big leaf and medium and dark grapes. Their maturity is late and produce very good wines with a very nice colour.
“Bo Bobal Unique” is a varietal wine made with 100% Bobal with apellation of origin Utiel- Requena and recommended with grilled fish, red meats and semi-cured cheeses.
This is a modern, elegant wine, with intense color and fruit and rich cherry tones from its high acidity. In the nose it presents a range of wild fruit and toasted oak aroma. In the mouth the tannins are meaty and flavoursome, with a perfect blend between hints of fresh fruit and toasting notes, with a smooth, balanced, characterfull finish.
Vinification of the Bobal variety takes place in stainless steel tanks, maintained at 28ºC and macerated for 15 days with the skin. Then wine is subsequently aged for 9 months in French Allier médium-toasted oak casks.
This wine of Bodegas Vicente Gandía has been awarded many times Gold Medal in: Berliner Wein Trophy (Germany) and Asia Wine Trophy. Also, 90 points in Premium Select Wine Chalenge (Germany) and “La Semana Vitivinícola” (Spain).
Ostras Pedrin and Uva Pirata are the first two wines of the new winemaking project by Vicente Gandia.
At the headquarter’s of the Valencia Regulatory Council of the Appellation of Origin has taken place the presentation of the new oenological venture of Vicente Gandia, Peculiar Wines. Each wine that makes up this range is mentored by a winemaker of the winery who have been commissioned to carry out that project he/she had always dreamed of performing. Oenological creativity at its finest that offers micro-elaborations that recovers areas and peculiar varieties. A wine experience with a story behind each wine and has envolved with a packaging design that leaves no one indifferent..
The two first Peculiar Wines are the ones that have been presented in Valencia: Ostras Pedrin by Luis Garcia Severino and Uva Pirata made by Fernando Freire. Both wines are under the Appellation of Origin Valencia.
Ostras Pedrín eis the personal adventure of our winemaker Luis Garcia Severino who has rediscovered the Alto Turia, a 1,100 m high region where he has found a treasure in the variety Verdosilla. A signature white wine that shows a bright straw yellow color. The nose displays aroma of pear, melon and syrup. The palate is friendly, sweet, elegant, lively, fruity and with a long finish. A perfect accompaniment to shellfish, fish, white meat, poultry, rice and cheese. The label has been designed by the Pixelarte group and is inspired by comics of the ’50s.
PFor the next wine creation, our winemaker Fernando Freire has deployed his most pirate side, sailing the wine seas to “hijack” the French Petit Verdot grape which has given rise to Uva Pirata. A signature red wine with cherry red color and violet tones. The palate is fruity, elegant, spicy, mineral, full-bodied, balanced with a long finish. The nose gives off an aroma of red fruits, berries, caramel, vanilla and mocha. An ideal companion to a good steak, cured cheese (such as Stilton) or game meat. The Uva Pirata artwork has been made by the Valencian artist Coté Escrivà inspired by an urban, scoundrel and pirate environment.
Peculiar Wines will expand its range in the future with more wines developed by the rest of the winemaking team of Vicente Gandia.
Vicente Gandia createsan innovative new way to enjoy a glass of wine
Not everything has already been invented and our Sandara Wine Mojito is the proof of it. A perfect combination of flavors and cultures; the best of our wine tradition joined with the joy and freshness of the Caribbean sveamlessly integrated by small and delicate bubbles. An innovative and natural winemaking process blending our wine with natural lime and spearmint.
Sandara Wine Mojito shows an attractive lime green color with hints of lemony yellow. The nose displays a range of citrus and green apple aromas, with refreshing hints of mint and spearmint. The taste is balanced between its sweetness, its fine acidity and elegant fine bubbles that power the citrus and prepares the palate for a long aftertaste of mint.
Ideal for Cocktail parties and other celebrations as the main drink or accompanying light and spicy snacks. A unique experience, ready to drink, just add ice.
Bodegas Vicente Gandía attracts the UEC (Spanish Union of Sommeliers) and was awarded with the “Baco de Oro”.
UEC (Spanish Union of Sommeliers) carried out their most important competition of young wines in Spain. This competition in which there are no restrictions, accept all kinds of wines (white, red, sweet or rosé wines). More than 60 professionals (journalists, sommeliers, oenologists and directors) get together for a blind tasting of all of the wines that are registered. Only one restriction: Harvest 2015.
The albariño wine “Con un Par” has been awarded with a “Baco de Oro”. We recommend with salads, white meat and small game. An ideal wine for sharing with a couple of friends over a couple of lobsters. Con un Par, an exceptional Albariño wine.
Straw- colored yellow with green reflections, clean and very bright. With aromas of tangerine, orange blossom, fresh pastry, pear and white peaches. A deliciously zesty and punchy wine. Pears, melon and citrus fruits are all evident in the front to mid palate. The palate is two- fold experience: characters of Italian pinot grigio pedigree with weight and texture and then the back palate is all racy and Riesling-like with wonderful acidity.
Bodega Vicente Gandía continues to surprise, this year it has been awarded many times.