We expanded our range with Con Un Par, creating the perfect wine for this summer.
We have worked during the last year to create a new fresh and light wine. A white wine, 100% Sauvignon Blanc, with denomination of origin Valencia.
The winery expands its range of wines with Con Un Par, a new reference that adapts to market trends: CON UN PAR SAUVIGNON BLANC. This white wine is characterized by being very expressive, giving off aromas of tropical fruits such as pineapple and passion fruit. In addition, the palate is fresh, lively, unctuous and with notes of citrus that remind us grapefruit. It is the perfect companion to fish, white meats, blue cheese, Mediterranean rice, cephalopods and seafood.
Luis García Severino, oenologist and technical director of the winery, highlights: “It’s a white wine with a tasty and long finish. It is modern and reflects the current trend, the public is looking for fresh and fruity wines. A premium variety that will surprise you”.
Con Un Par, the brand of “rogue wines” by Vicente Gandía was born in 2010 with the first Albariño from Rias Baixas bottled by the winery of Valencia. The range was extended in 2017 by launching onto the market a Monastrell-Petit Verdot red wine. The new Con Un Par Sauvignon Blanc complements the Con Un Par range with an elegant new premium white wine.
The striking design of the labels of Con Un Par and its transgressor name leaves nobody indifferent, since its launch it has been a sales success both in the catering sector and in supermarkets.
During the celebration of the competition, bodegas vicente gandía presented various novelties among which was the new presentation of the el miracle range mentioned above.
On 19 March the recent edition of the PROWEIN fair was concluded in Düsseldorf, one of the main international meeting points for professionals in the wine sector.
Vicente Gandía, recently recognized as the best European winery, was present with a dazzling and innovative stand where it released the main new editions of its brands SANDARA, EL MIRACLE, HOYA DE CADENAS, CASTILLO DE LIRIA, CON UN PAR, MARQUÉS DEL TURIA , NEBLA, FINCA DEL MAR and CEREMONIA. The wonderful stand of the Valencian company had a tasting area of its new SANDARA LEMON.
Since its launch on 17 March, in this room we have been visited by most of our customers worldwide. The team of Vicente Gandía composed of 14 people had busy schedules to attend all the meetings. Due to the presence of the winery in more than 90 countries and the international character of the fair, Prowein is an essential event for the winery.
Hoya de Cadenas Reserva also had an outstanding Presence, which has recently been elected Superwine of the Year by the “Superwines Guide” written by Joan C. Martín. This does no less than recognize that Hoya de Cadenas Reserva is the best Spanish wine in terms of value for money.
Javier Gandía, General Manager of the winery states: “To stand out at Prowein is the best showcase to get new distribution in those countries where there is no commercial representation of our winery, but above all it is the place where relations with existing customers are strengthened further”.
The recently closed edition of Prowein has had more than 6,900 exhibitors from 64 countries and has been visited by more than 60,000 professionals from 142 countries. This makes this event the most important of its kind globally.
We have extended our team of employees with the recruitment of José Hidalgo Camacho, a recognized and prestigious winemaker who with his youth and experience will be challenged to maintain and improve the quality line of the wines of the winery.
After an initial training period with the current Technical Director Luis García Severino, author of the likes of Ceremonia, Generación 1, El Miracle and Hoya de Cadenas, which has recently been elected Superwine of the Year in Spain by the Superwines Guide, the generational change will take place and José Hidalgo will become the new Technical Director of the Bodegas Vicente Gandía winery. José Hidalgo who is young, restless and with a great background in the sector, will help the company to continue growing in the wine sector, developing new high-expression wines.
José Hidalgo says: “With this appointment, a new and very exciting stage opens up professionally. To work as the highest technical manager at Bodegas Vicente Gandía is an honour; this being my new home, a flagship winery in the Mediterranean Arc and a national and international reference in the world of wine. His history and renowned wines mean he undertakes this new commitment with responsibility, but also with the peace of mind of having the support of Luís García Severino and an incomparable team of technicians”.
José Hidalgo Camacho is the third generation of a family that has devoted its heart, body and soul to viticulture. A genius of enology with an extensive résumé.
He graduated as an Agronomist from the Public University of Navarra and has a Bachelor’s degree in Oenology from the Rovira i Virgili University of Tarragona. In addition, from the same university, in 2006 he obtained a Master’s degree in Oenology.
In his professional career, after having been working in the wine region of Napa Valley in California, he was later in Gramona, which has been one of the best producers of Cava for 3 years. For the last 11 years he has been directing Unión Vinícola del Este, as manager and Technical Director.
In addition, he has been working for 5 years combining his business activity with teaching, giving classes in Wine Culture and Sparkling Wine Technology at the Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona.
José Hidalgo is the son of the renowned winemaker José Hidalgo Togores, a leader in the world of viticulture.
It is almost impossible to summarize in a few lines a professional career as intense as that of José Hidalgo Togores. Winemaker, teacher, advisor and writer with a wide and recognized work within the sector; one of the few professionals in Spain with technical capacity and wine understanding.
José Hidalgo Togores followed in the footsteps of his father Luis Hidalgo Fernández Cano, author of the famous TREATY OF VITICULTURE, who was recognized as a “Master Winemaker and Wiseman of the Vineyards” for his research contribution to Spanish and global viticulture.
The winery will receive the recognition of Japanese consumers.
On the 29th and 30th of January 2019 the 6th edition of the “Sakura” Japan Women’s Wine Awards took place in Tokyo, the most important wine competition in Japan. This contest involves a total of 4500 wines from 33 countries and is peculiar in that it is carried out exclusively by women linked to the wine sector. Its judges comprise wine specialists, renowned sommeliers, winemakers, oenology teachers, journalists, hotel beverage managers, retail managers, importers and distributors.
Through a blind tasting carried out by the judges, the wines that are judged by Japanese women to be better in terms of pairing with Japanese cuisine are set apart, as well as those that are good value for money and are also more attractive to Japanese consumers and buyers.
The contest has three main objectives: Help the consumer decide on a wine to pair with Japanese cuisine, increase the annual wine consumption per person and increase the chances of integrating women in the wine sector.
Once again, our wines have obtained great results in this contest. In addition to the DOUBLE GOLD medal obtained by NEBLA VERDEJO, we have been awarded the GOLD medal for the following wines: Hoya de Cadenas Reserva, Ceremonia Bobal, Sandara Blanco and Castillo de Liria Brut.
NEBLA VERDEJO expresses the freshness and joviality of the dawn after a night of harvest. This perfect and unique blend between the cold of the night and the morning sun, result in this 100% Verdejo single-varietal fruit with great expressiveness and a fresh palate. After controlling the ripening, the night harvest is carried out in September to take advantage of the cool temperatures that help to preserve the aromas. A light cold maceration is carried out to enhance the aromatic intensity of the must, before its controlled fermentation at low temperatures for a period of 18 days.
Do you know what wine to pair with the dishes this Christmas? Our winemaker Fernando Freire offers some advice on some wines for the most typical dishes for this special time of year.
Christmas is a time of special moments surrounded by friends and family, the funny thing is that there are always moments when food and drink are present. The refrigerators of all the homes are filled, but… What if they told you about affordable wines with which you can surprise your guests this Christmas?
Fernando Freire suggests some wines to surprise your most demanding of guests. He proposes 4 perfect pairings for these dates:
Roast suckling pig
It is one of the main dishes in most of the houses on these special dates. Fernando Freire points out “This dish seems simple to pair, but it is not. The suckling pig is a meat with more fat than others, so I would opt for a young wine. In the case that we want a red wine, a good accompaniment would be the Miracle 120. A soft wine, with good structure and a fresh finish. If instead we prefer a white, I would pair it with El Miracle 120 white, an intense wine in the mouth with a perfect acidity/alcohol balance”.
A typical dish in almost houses at this time of year is seafood, and for its flavour to be even more outstanding a perfect pairing is an intense white wine. Freire highlights: “A wine that combines perfectly with seafood and fish is the Ostras Pedrín. A friendly white wine, sweet, elegant, vivacious, fruity and with a long-lasting finish”.
Accompany this dish with Generación 1 is a perfect combination since the lamb meat is powerful in the mouth and therefore needs a full-bodied wine. According to Fernando “Generación 1 is kind on the palate but intense, with well-diffused tannins and a long aftertaste. This pairing is a different combination that will surprise you”.
Stuffed turkey is a dish with complex flavours, ideally paired with a wine with soft tannins. “I would recommend a wine such as Bo, a red wine with fleshy and tasty tannins that will help enhance the flavour of the filling. It is characterized by a smooth and balanced finish, which will give more intensity to the turkey”.
“Marrying a meal with this wine is a guaranteed success” Fernando Freire.
THE VALENCIAN WINERY RECENTLY RECOGNIZED AS BEST EUROPEAN WINERY, PARTICIPATES WITH THIS LAUNCH IN THE EVENTS THAT CELEBRATE THE CENTENARIO VALENCIANISTA.
For some seasons Vicente Gandía has been the official winery of Valencia C.F. During this time the wines of the winery have been present at all the official events of the Club, as well as in the VIP area of the Mestalla stadium during the matches that Valencia CF has played at home. In addition, the winery is part of the Business Club of Valencia C.F., a business network in which passion for football and business go hand in hand to create an ideal environment for networking and business opportunities.
This season Vicente Gandía wanted to take his sponsorship further developing a wine with the image of the Club, hence the idea of launching a special edition dedicated to the Valencia C.F. Centenary. A special wine made with selected grapes from Centennial Vineyards, specifically the Bobal, Garnacha, Tempranillo and Monastrell varieties.
Luís García Severino, Technical Director of the winery and one of the best winemakers in Spain has been in charge of making this wine. The varieties have been vinified separately through a long maceration of at least 12 days. The fermentation is carried out by controlling the temperature to preserve all the identity and elegance that reflect its more than 100 years of history. Matured in Missouri oak barrels, this precious wine is among the best wines made by the winery.
Javier Gandía, General Manager of the winery states: “All the details have been taken care of both in terms of the quality of the wine and in its presentation, the Kendo bottle brings a lot of quality to the packaging and turns it into a luxury product. Our team has been very careful in the design of the bottle using the same codes as used by Valencia C.F., with the centenary shield in gold on black that has been printed using a material that contains authentic 18k gold. On the back, the founding charter of the club has been embodied, a detail that makes the bottle itself an article that many Valencians will surely want to keep for many years as a souvenir”.
The wine is presented in a luxurious gift box of 2 bottles of 75 cl and is sold at a recommended price of €25, making this item the perfect gift for all Valencia C.F. fans. This case goes on sale from 21 November 2018 and can be purchased at the online store of the winery www.vicentegandiashop.com as well as at the usual points of sale of the wines of Bodegas Vicente Gandía.
You know that we are true wine enthusiasts? Red wine and the summer time are not usually related, but if you are a great enthusiast of red wine, then drinking anything else in summer is a big mistake, since there are many ways you can drink it. Today we offer you a recipe that will be your perfect pairing this summer. Red wine sorbet.
A simple recipe with which you can surprise your guests on hot summer days. It is easy to make, rich in antioxidants and the perfect accompaniment to summer aperitifs or after a filling meal.
For this type of recipe it is not advisable to use a wine from the Christmas hamper, we must bear in mind that if the wine is of a certain quality, then your sorbet will taste much better.
If you do not want to run the risk and go for a safer option we recommend the 100% Shiraz Hoya de Cadenas. Why? The shiraz is a variety with an attractive cherry colour that, depending on where it is grown, has certain characteristics or others. In this case, it is grown in the Mediterranean and is characterized mainly by its aroma of cassis, violet and black fruit (plum jam, black currant, blackberry, etc).
1 Bottle of Hoya de Cadenas Shiraz, 75cl
250gr. Brown sugar
2 Cinnamon sticks
1 lemon (zest)
- Pour the bottle of Hoya de Cadenas Shiraz in a saucepan with 250 gr of brown sugar, 2 cinnamon sticks and the lemon zest.
- Boil until the alcohol has evaporated from the wine. A little trick to know if the alcohol has evaporated is to take out a teaspoon of the wine and try to light it with a lighter. If it does not ignite, then the alcohol will have evaporated and it will be ready.
- Turn off the heat, strain it and let the liquid cool until it is at room temperature.
- When it is cold, pour the liquid into a large container, not too deep, and put it in the freezer until it solidifies. It is advisable to remove it every half hour.
- With the help of a fork, scratch and remove the granita and serve it in individual cups
- Garnish the sorbet with mint leaves and summer fruits.
We all know that drinking wine in moderation is beneficial. In the past the gods claimed, either by intuition or experience, but not for any scientific reasons, that wine was a drink of the gods.
If we look at it from a scientific point of view, we can say that the benefits of wine are that:
It slows ageing:
Paul Schimmel, researcher, teacher and member of the Scripps Biological Research Institute (TSRI) in California, states that “Resveratrol, one of the ingredients in red wine, activates protective genes that limit cell stress and repair DNA, thus prolonging life”.
Mathew Sajish, author of the study and researcher at Schimmel’s laboratory, also states that consuming a couple of glasses of red wine gives the person enough Resveratrols to protect them.
This study was published online by the magazine “Nature” on 22 December 2014.
It prevents heart attacks and heart disease.
Immidiet conducted a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, which examined 1,600 adults in London, Italy and Belgium, and reached the following conclusion:
Those who drink wine in moderation had high levels of omega-3 fatty acid (common among those who eat oily fish) in their blood, which is due to one of the components of the wine, polyphenol.
Omega-3 prevents the formation of plaque inside the blood vessels, protecting us from cardiovascular diseases. It reduces blood pressure and therefore prevents myocardial infarction.
It is beneficial for dental health and prevents tooth decay.
The Research Institute of Food Science of the Autonomous University of Madrid conducted a study (published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry), according to which the polyphenols in the wine (natural antioxidants) reduce bacteria in the gums and teeth and consequently help prevent tooth decay.
Eliminates body fat
Noemí Arias Rueda, researcher with the Nutrition and Obesity group at the University of the Basque Country, in her doctoral thesis “Effects of the combination of biomolecules present in food, conjugated linoleic acid, resveratrol and quercetin, on the accumulation of body fat” states that resveratrol and quercetin, molecules that are in many plant foods and beverages, reduce body fat.
Activates the immune system.
The Department of Metabolism and Nutrition of the Institute of Food Science, Technology and Nutrition (ICTAN) in Madrid agrees with the claim that ethanol modulates the immune system.
Drinking alcohol moderately can be beneficial for the immune system. The polyphenols contained in the wine contribute to this.
It palliates the effects of a sedentary life.
The Faseb Journal published an investigation, according to which the resveratrol of the grape palliates the negative effects that a sedentary life has on the body.
We experimented with a group of rats that lived in a sedentary environment, with limited movement. One section of the group was given resveratrol and the other was not. The animals that had not taken resveratrol experienced decreased mass and muscle strength, as well as bone weakness.
Gerald Weissman, editor-in-chief of this journal, states that resveratrol cannot replace exercise but does reduce deterioration in the event that a person is in a resting position.
It may sound strange to mix chocolate and wine, even many people say that they two elements that do not harmonize well, but the truth is that it is a perfect combination since they are gastronomic products with more common elements than you can imagine. As long as you choose the type of chocolate and wine well.
Cocoa, like wine has fruity aromas and is a powerful antioxidant. Both provide minerals, are a source of protein, contain tannins, are recommended to be consumed daily by doctors (rightly so) and both have a strong antidepressant power.
The recipe with which we are going to delight combines both ingredients in a different way, we will learn how to make truffles with red wine.
We will need these ingredients:
1 Bottle of Chain Hole Cabernet
350gr Pure chocolate 75% cocoa
½ cup of milk cream
Chocolate flakes to cover it
It is essential to take into account that the wine is the same or a little sweeter than the chocolate that accompanies it, if this does not happen we will notice more bitterness which will cause its quality to decrease.
- Start by placing 2 cm of water in a pan and wait for it to boil.
- Place a container in the water and in the container the cream and the wine; leave on the stove, stirring until it is warm.
- Remove from the heat and add the chocolate in pieces.
- Mix until you get a smooth texture.
- Keep it in the refrigerator for approximately 4 hours.
- With a spoon remove portions of the mixture and shape it into balls.
Finally, cover the balls with chocolate lacquers to make them look prettier.
Refrigerate them again so they do not lose their initial shape, and then serve them.
As a tip, we recommend you accompany these truffles with a glass of Hoya de Cadenas Cabernet. Without a doubt, these truffles with wine are a worthy treat, enjoy them!
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.