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.
THE 2019 “SUPERWINES” GUIDE WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY JOAN C. MARTÍN, (GOURMAND PRIZE 2018), CHOOSE HOYA DE CADENAS RESERVE FROM BODEGAS VICENTE GANDÍA AS THE BEST WINE IN TERMS OF VALUE FOR MONEY IN SPAIN.
The “Superwines” Guide gathers those references that can be found on supermarket shelves whose price does not exceed 15 euros. There are more than 900 wines tasted by the author Joan C. Martín who is personally responsible for buying them in supermarkets throughout the Spanish territory. As with every year, once the guide has been published, the publisher chooses the six best rated wines to submit them to a round of tastings in the cities of Málaga, València, Barcelona and Madrid. In the course of these tastings in which a selection of journalists, bloggers and professional tasters participate, a competition is established to determine which of the chosen wines will be the Superwine of the Year. This year the selection was made up of a young red wine from Rioja Alavesa, a red wine from Navarra, a red wine from Tierra de Extremadura, a red oak wine from Alicante, a Catalan cava brut nature and Hoya de Cadenas red wine from the DO Utiel-Requena, which was the winner.
According to Javier Gandía the Managing Director of Bodegas Vicente Gandía, “This award is recognition of the excellent progression in the quality of DO Utiel Requena wines, which now includes the fruit of many years of dedication and commitment to viticulture quality, led by great winemakers such as Luís García Severino, author of Hoya de Cadenas Reserva and many other iconic wines of the Utiel Requena Designation of Origin such as Generación 1, Bo or Ceremonia. Vicente Gandía was a pioneer in producing premium wines in this Denomination of Origin and now, with this type of recognition, time has shown that we were right”.
Hoya de Cadenas Reserva is clean looking and has a deep intensity with red-vermilion tints. The nose reveals complex aromas of ripe fruit and vanilla. A soft and velvety wine, with a very fine and elegant finish. Its fantastic price has been a determining factor in obtaining this recognition.
THE LARGEST WINERY IN THE VALENCIAN COMMUNITY INCREASES THE WINE SALES OF THE VALENCIA DENOMINATION OF ORIGIN BY 12%.
The denomination of origin Valencia is one of the most consolidated at the national level, occupying the first positions in the sales ranking developed by the Spanish Wine Federation. Bodegas Vicente Gandía is committed to this denomination of origin, assuming 40% of its turnover in 2016. In the fiscal year of 2017 it increased its sales by 12% in turnover compared to 2016.
Vicente Gandía is the growth engine of the Valencia Denomination of Origin around the world. This sign of support from the winery is reflected by a series of brands developed by the winery, as is the case of Castillo de Liria, one of the most representative brands in the market worldwide. This reference is the most sold Valencian wine at national and international level. In addition, in the last year, its packaging has been improved by providing the consumer with a fresher and more modern design.
Another example of this is the reference Con Un Par Monastrell-Petit Verdot, a red wine that is characterized by a breakthrough in packaging. It is a perfect wine to share with a couple of friends, the perfect excuse to enjoy a good Valencian wine.
The El Miracle brand is a clear example of premium Valencian wine, proof of this is the last award that El Miracle Cava Brut received in the United States. Recognition to the best “Sparkling Wine”, considering it one of the best according to “The Fifty Best Wines 2018”. Those responsible for awarding these prizes were 14 judges who blindly tasted 17 sparkling wines from around the world.
In addition, the El Miracle 120 Anniversary Rosé has been awarded a Gold Medal for the Denomination of Origin Valencia as “Distinguished in Valencia”. This award has been granted by the Valencian Sommeliers Association.
These last two awards, along with others that the brand has received during its 15 years of experience in the market, show that El Miracle is a consolidated brand in the market as a premium wine both nationally and internationally.
Finca del Mar is a range of Valencian wines that includes four references. The brand refers to the influence of the Mediterranean climate in obtaining grapes of the best quality in the denomination of origin Valencia with which these great wines are made. This range of single-varietal wines offer the most representative varieties worldwide: Cabernet Sauvignion, Merlot, Tempranillo and Chardonnay.