Cámara Valencia and Carrefour have presented two awards to the Valencian winery.
Cámara Valencia rewarded Bodegas Vicente Gandía for a hundred years of service for having made a contribution towards the Valencian economy for 135 years. The event took place at the Luís Vives Paterna Technology Park and brought together a number of Valencian companies who had been trading for a hundred years and who were also honoured for having provided over a hundred years of service.
The Carrefour presented the winery with the SME award two days later for being the best company in the INNOVATION sector thanks to its El Miracle Oganic organic wine range. It is an accolade which carries significant value for the winery because it is the consumers who cast votes for awarding this prize.
The winery also won two awards during the same week which highlighted two of its most important values such as tradition and innovation. Bodegas Vicente Gandía is making the most of its 135 years of experience in the world of winemaking by remaining innovative and avant-garde within the sector and by launching innovative wines such as the El Miracle, Sandara or the Solución by Lulú ranges, the latter of which is a wine made exclusively by females.
The company is committed to sustainability on a daily basis, something which is already paramount for the planet, and this is now being managed by the fourth generation of the Gandía family. The launch of organic wine ranges, the reduction in bottle weight and the deployment of material alternatives such as aluminium help save on transportation, are more efficient and are all included among the most outstanding activities in this sector where circulatory economy systems used in the treatment of water have assisted in the construction of two treatment plants in Chiva and in Utiel.
The writer and winemaker Joan C. Martín has been stressing for years that supermarket wines do not have to be of an inferior quality. “The most exceptional wines” from Anaconda Editions is the guide which includes 120 wines: whites, rosés, reds, and cavas, whose prices range from: € 1.90 to € 14.90. A new guide written by Joan C. Martín assists the consumer in selecting a wine at the supermarket, which helps them to identify amazing wines with the best quality to price ratio.
Joan C. Martín tasted 816 wines which he purchased personally from 14 supermarket chains across nine autonomous regions throughout Spain. Four Bodegas Vicente Gandia wines achieved outstanding scores in this edition.
Hoya de Cadenas Reserva Tempranillo was classified as the “Super Wine Of The Year” in the previous year’s guide and has once again been shortlisted among the six finalists in this year’s guide. The narrative describes it as: “This Tempranillo reserve is one of the finest red wines of its type”.
The Hoya de Cadenas Reserva Privada and Castillo de Liria Rosado wines were also awarded four stars out of five in this guide. A score which confirms that they are exceptional value for money. This highlights the fact that the Castillo de Liria Rosado is: “A fabulous fresh, youthful, charming rosé” and the Hoya de Cadenas Reserva Privada is: “A superb red reserve which is global and local, whilst being both classic and modern at the same time. A superb single-estate wine, albeit very cosmopolitan”.
The Miracle by Mariscal was awarded three stars out of five and Joan C. Martín describes it as: “Vigorous albeit a fine red at the same time”.
All of these scores point towards very encouraging news for Bodegas Vicente Gandia. The centennial winery considered as the “Best European Winery in 2018” continues to receive accolades and enjoy major success.
The winery will create two new wines as part of the El Miracle range which are two wines made exclusively from organic grapes.
El Miracle 100% ecological white Verdejo. The most distinctive white variety in Spain. This wine has been obtained from the ancient vines of the Verdejo variety which have been pruned in glass. The wine will be fermented at 16 ºC after it has undergone specific maceration treatment for six hours.
A white wine with a combination of greenish and golden tones. The nose sets itself aside because of its exotic fruity aromas. The palate is a mild wine which fills the mouth with sweet citrus tones and apple flavours typical of a Verdejo. It has an oily finish with a particularly pleasant aftertaste.
El Miracle 100% ecological white Tempranillo. The Tempranillo variety is ideally adapted to our terroir because it is the original grape from our land.
A red wine which brings out its dark cherry colour. It generates a deep cassis like aroma combined with blackcurrant. Hints of liquorice and blackcurrants are highly prominent when inside the mouth. Its finish is both fresh and balanced.
It is true that there is a trend in the market which specifies that there has been a marked increase in the demand for environmentally friendly food and drink over the past decade. Wine is no exception and the demand for organic wines is increasing year by year. Organic wines after all are not a trend but are rather an increasing alternative.
The countries which consume the most organic wine or which are interested in consuming it on an international scale are: The USA, United Kingdom, Denmark, or Germany among others
El Miracle Verdejo and El Miracle Tempranillo are wines which give us the opportunity to enjoy their aromas and taste whilst also looking after our planet and which respect our environment in terms of how the vines age and how the wines are produced themselves.
Bodegas Vicente Gandia wooed the sommeliers once again with this El Miracle 120 wine.
The D.O. Valencia held on 3rd June is an event which brings industry professionals together and where the novelties of the Denomination of Valencian origin are presented. The finest wines with the aim of promoting the wines from our region have been selected for a number of years whenever the ASVASU (The Valencian Sommelier Association) celebrations are held.
These wines are chosen by 11 appointed professionals who are members of the ASVASU where they perform a blind tasting test held at the regulatory D.O. Valencia Council.
The Miracle 120 rosé from the Bodegas Vicente wineries, was one of those at the forefront. A truly special rosé which matures for 15 years before entering the marketplace. It sets itself aside with its special blend of Shiraz and Garnacha. It possesses a delicate pink colour with violet tones and ripe raspberry and cherry aromas. It has an intense red fruity flavour when inside the mouth.
It undergoes a magical development because of its short skin maceration period which produces its juice for a maximum of eight hours in order to generate the specific aromas which characterise the Shiraz and Garnacha varieties and which therefore produce the required blends. It is then fermented at a temperature of 18º C so that the aromas extracted can be preserved.
This award will be presented to Vicente Gandia throughout the event: “The D.O. Valencia” awards evening will take place on 3rd June at the El Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía de Valencia.
THE MOST SOLD SUPERMARKET WINE GUIDE IN SPAIN, NAMES 5 VINCENT GANDÍA WINES WITH THE AWARD FOR GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY.
The prestigious winemaker and writer Joan C. Martín presents his ninth edition of “Superwines 2019”. A useful and handy guide for wine lovers in which he offers a selection of more than 140 supermarket wines divided among 110 superwines for less than € 6.99 and 40 megawines for less than € 14.99. In this ninth edition, he has rated 4 wines from Bodegas Vicente Gandía with a score of 4 out of 5 and one of them with a score of 3 out of 5.
Hoya de Cadenas Rosado has been rated 4 out of 5. The writer considers it “a superlative in every respect. A rosé wine of luminous presentation, excellent information and with a price that provides a good opportunity for the buyer”. This rosé wine is fruity, fresh and young, from the DO Utiel – Requena, 100% bobal.
Hoya de Cadenas Reserva Tempranillo, Martín values it as: “This reserve achieves excellence, even more so than the previous edition, and achieves the highest score. It is one of the most complete wines in this guide”. A red wine, from the DO Utiel – Requena, 100% Tempranillo.
Both wines made at Finca Hoya de Cadenas, owned by the Gandía family, where they have an estate of 400 hectares. Considered by Joan C. Martin as “one of the best wineries in the Mediterranean”.
In addition, other examples of the references highlighted in the guide come from its latest wines launched on the market are: Con Un Par Monastrell – Petit Verdot. A red wine from the DO Valencia, which has a lot of character and power. Joan C. Martín says: “This is one of the best red wines in the guide”.
Practically since the beginning of this guide, Castillo de Liría has been recognized year after year as one of the best wines in terms of value for money. In this last edition, the Castillo de Líria Tinto Bobal – Shiraz, a young and fruity red wine, which in the guide stand out as: “A red wine easy to understand and drink. The price is a gift for the consumer”.
Finally, the red wine valued with 3 out of 5 is El Miracle by Mariscal. A wine from the DO Valencia, 100% Garnacha Tintorera highlighted in the guide as: “One of the great red wines of Spain. The price is a gift for the consumer”.
Sometimes knowing where a variety comes from is difficult; there are times when the same variety has different names depending on where it is grown. The Garnacha Tintorera has a confusing origin and in this respect there are different opinions.
Henri Bouschet in 1866 crossed the petit bouschet with the fleshy Grenache (in France it is also called “Alicante” and that is why it is also called Alicante Bouschet.
This variety has a great secret, it is very different from the others.
What sets Garnacha Tintorera apart?
This variety of red grapes is the only one that has violaceous pulp; in the rest of the varieties of grapes with dark skin, the pulp is white.
The Tintorera provides very intense wines that are normally used to mix with other varieties with less colour, complementing reds from colder regions that have a lesser degrees and colour. That is why it is sold in bulk.
This variety is rich in polyphenols (good for your health). Its wine ages well, has medium acidity harmonized with aromas of black fruits. Until a few years ago there were no single-varietal Tintorera wines; now wine lovers show more interest in Garnacha, it has become fashionable. Its racial and intense wines make this variety considered in high regard in the wine culture.
In Spain it is grown in only a few places. We find it in the interior of the province of Alicante and east of Albacete, in the Corredor de Almansa and in the interior of Galicia.
Where is it grown? Spain is one of those few places. It is present in the east of Albacete, in the interior of the province of Alicante, in some parts of the interior of Galicia and in the Almansa Corridor.
One of the few wines made with Garnacha Tintorera is EL MIRACLE BY MARISCAL; a wine that leaves no one indifferent to its charisma. It is prepared by Luis García, an oenologist from Bodegas Vicente Gandía, and is considered a true work of art.
Its label has been designed by the Valencian artist Javier Marical. It shows a drawing made on an authentic oak barrel, which are used in the ageing of the wine. This work belongs to the Arte en Barricas collection, from the museum of the Hoya de Cadenas de Utiel estate.
If you have not yet enjoyed its aroma and taste do not hesitate. We are faced with an intense red wine, made with fruits of old vines which gives it that seriousness so appreciated in modern winemaking, with a round palate and expressive and intense aromas.
Generación 1 Vicente Gandía Grandes Añadas is a great wine, achieved thanks to the effort and the feeling that was put into its creation. This occasion required much of both, since it was about honouring the founder of the winery, Don Vicente Gandía. Sommeliers from all over Spain have collaborated in its production, contributing their opinion, which has served as a base from which to reach the final assembly of 70% Bobal grapes, 15% Cabenet Sauvignon, 15% Shiraz, all from the best payments and harvests of the Hoya de Cadenas estate.
A great wine should have a label to match. An image that reflected the art in winemaking and the character of Don Vicente Gandía, an exceptional man.
The artist Fuentes Fuerte went to work (never better stated) and developed a work of art inspired by the founder of Bodegas Gandía.
Generación 1 Grandes Añadas is a limited edition of only 17,590 bottles. For its production, only selected grapes from exceptional vintages have been used which are treated with special care.
At first glance we observed a characteristic intense and dark cherry colour. The nose is very balanced with aromas of wild red fruit, blackberry and scrub with a very well integrated oak toasted background. It is nice in the mouth but intense at the same time with well-diffused tannins and licorice notes in the aftertaste.
This wine is perfect for oily fish, all kinds of meat, especially game and the Nouvelle cuisine is very good. It is advisable to serve it between 17 – 18ºC
When consumed you can use a decanter to oxygenate to have it evolve quickly and thus open its aromas more and better (see how to decant a wine). You can also choose to save it and let it evolve slowly to appreciate the full potential of this excellent wine.
If you choose this option, you can use the wooden box of 3 bottles in which it is presented or you can use it as a picture for your living room, once the wine is consumed, since inside the box you will find a sheet with the illustration of the work of the artist Fuentes Fuertes.
In any case we have here a wine of excellent quality at a surprising price. Do not wait any longer to bring a work of art home.