Thursday, November 24, 2011

PostHeaderIcon Alboloduy wine list price

Wines from cellar

List of retail prices of Valencia (VAT and postage included).

Minimum order 6 bottles, can be varied.

Phone: +34 629 87 60 82 /

Type of wines: ROSE

Varieties: Syrah 2011

Fermentation: Maceration on dry ice

Fermentation temperature: 15 º C

Aging: No

Bright cherry pink
fruity aromas
Soft palate and intense

7,50 EUROS

Type of wines: DRY WHITE

Fermentation: Maceration on dry ice

Varieties: Jaen Blanca 2011

Fermentation temperature: 15 º C

Temperatura fermentación: 15º C

Aging: No

Pale gold
Fruity aromas (apple, apricot)
balanced acidity
Mineral. Final complex and persistent

7,50 EUROS

 Type of wines:: RED OAK 2008

Varieties: Tempranillo, Garnacha and Cabernet Sauvignon

macerating grape skins

Fermentation temperature: 28 º C

Ageing: 6 months American oak barrel. 6 months in bottle.

Intense violet red
Aromas of ripe fruits with notes of vanilla and toast, resulting in tasty mouth, wide and with good structure.

7,50 EUROS 

Type of Wine: RED OAK 2007

Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon

Fermentation: macerating grape skins

Fermentation temperature: 28 º C

Malolactic fermentation at 20 ° C

Aging: 12 months French oak barrel. 12 months in bottle.

Intense dark cherry red and bright
Aromas of spices (cinnamon, pepper) and ripe fruit (gooseberry). The palate is broad and complex, expressive and well structured, with a long lingering finish.


Type of Wine: RED OAK 2005

Varieties: Syrah

Fermentation: macerating grape skins

Fermentation temperature: 28 º C

Malolactic fermentation at 20 ° C

Aging: 12 months French oak barrel. 12 months in bottle.

Intense cherry color purple, well covered
Intense and complex nose with aromas of violets and ripe red fruit. The palate is elegant and balanced with soft tannins and round, expressive, with a lingering finish.


Type of Wine: RED OAK 2007

Varieties: Syrah

Fermentation: macerating grape skins

Fermentation temperature: 28 º C

Malolactic fermentation at 20 ° C

Aging: 12 months French oak barrel. 12 months in bottle.

Intense cherry color purple, well covered
Intense and complex nose with aromas of violets and ripe red fruit. The palate is elegant and balanced with soft tannins and round, expressive, with a lingering finish.

Friday, October 21, 2011

PostHeaderIcon Wines from Almeria go to Valencia

On Tuesday, day 18 of the present and facing one of the largest seating capacity of the last exercises on the Club de enófilos of Valencia, La Bodega de Alboloduy of Almeria, within the appelation of Ribera del Andarax, presented their wines in Valencia.

Following the presentation of the winery and its surroundings by its owner, D. Francisco Calvache , we went to taste varieties almost, almost extinct today and southeastern native Spanish as the Jaén Blanca. In this variety we tasted the 2010 vintage and the 2011 premiere, still bottled but not especially different.

Also tasted the wine premiere rosé, flower harvest of a grape wine syrah, then surprised us in the working aged 2005 and 2007 with 12 and 18 months aging in oak barrels. A well structured syrah, without edges still very much alive, ripe red fruit, oral explosion and the 2005 vintage smoothness of edges in 2007, still trading, but soon we will have this vintage on the market, Cristina Calvache Collection is his name.

The Collection Cristina Calvache Cabernet Sauvignon  2007, also came from 12 months in barrel, had to wait a few minutes in the glass to show its full potential, a robust wine, powerful aromas of ripe black fruit, spices, cocoa coverage ... promising wine, not for tasting, accompanied by a strong best roast or stew meat, game and sumptuous dishes and clean your tanning needs fats and proteins that remain in our mouth when we eat foods such as those mentioned above.

Finally a wonderful tasting I hope we bring supporters to the cause of different wines or author, always looking to find suggestive emotions and feelings that lead out of the boring and routine.
Friday, October 7, 2011

PostHeaderIcon Children painting barrels in Vera de Estenas

This past Saturday at the winery  Vera de Estenas, a member of the DO Utiel-Requena, has held a family event and aimed specifically for children, I mean the painted barrels to round off the end of this harvest in the vintage 2011.

Success sounded and left more than attendance and participation, more than 100 people, children and adults having fun on the outside of the cellar, the smallest part that left us a nice souvenir art painting over twenty barrels , the winery made ​​available to the attendees, and moreover adults with guided tasting of the prestigious sommelier Pere Mercado with three wines, prepared by the winery, which were tasted at the event.

Younger children had a fabulous wine unfermented grape Bobal, while older began with a Cava Brut (sparkling wine) tasting  made ​​from Macabeo and Chardonnay varieties.

The two red wines that accompanied the tasting two wines were quite successful, the case of Merlot fermented in barrel Martinez Bermell  was able to appreciate the wine qualities of many fruits, vanilla aromas, freshness and youth.

The second red wine is tasted a  Vera de Estenas Crianza 2008, a wine 'coupage' of Bobal, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo, who spent 10 months in French oak casks and refined in one-year deposit and get a wine bottle elegant, with aromas of wood, but closely integrated with a perfect harmony with ripe red fruit, soft tannins and a freshness quite lively due to its balanced acidity.

To all this, small works of art ended and the parents had the opportunity to visit the winery and enjoy the beautiful day, fortunately, it was great in this first meteorological October to the harvest in the Utiel winery.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

PostHeaderIcon Grapes tasting in the Manchuela

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

PostHeaderIcon Finca Collado, the expression of terroir

By March of this year, after I taste a great white wine of 2010, I had want to visit the bodega Finca Collado, a small bodega of inside of Alicante (Spain), who I had heard press very well of his wines and people of theese, in special of my friend Riki Wigley.

María del Carmen, the commercial soul of the bodega, I had known and the young enologist of it, Joan, that makes a magistral wines, and today I had known Guillermo, people that work the soil, specialy it because theese are very good for vine farming. The bodegas has situated near from Salinas, an ancient lake of salt desiccate, this soil is specialy sandy and alkaline and difficult for the farming another plants

This morning, invited by Maria del Carmen, my friend Riki, my family and me take the road for going for know the bodega, terroir and people that works in this project. Yes, we have found the site when the vine farming is ideal, very much sunny in summer, differences in temperature from day to night, different soils in the same terroir and a wind pass permanently that do that the vine not need a treatment spececific, only the sulfur for preventing diseases.

When we had arrived, Joan was cooking a rice with sea fruits, and Guillermo and Maria del Carmen offers us an appetizer with the wine white that elaborate in the bodega. At the lunch time, we tasted all the wines of the bodega, white, rosé, and red young and aged in oak barrels.

In reference to wines, I remember the sensations that these resulted in the last spring, today I have tasted again, and some of these have winners an important awards in the last concurses of wines in Spain. (II Premio dels Bodeguers 2011  and Baco de Bronce 2011 ). 

I refer to Finca Collado Blanco 2010, a coupage 50% of Chardonnay and 50% of Muscat aged in french oak barrels to 6 month, the wine look a golden yellow and brilliant, at nose has fruits simmilar to apricot and has a mature grape, when wine pass by mouth is very fresh and fruitly, and in the last taste the muscat grape and the vanilla does a perfectly for appetizers and to eat  fish soft sauced and poultry, too for sharing with the best company.

The rosé and red wines, with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, are very round and smell are very fruit, in the mouth are very soft, including the wines that are passing 12 month barrels french and american oak. The mature cherry, strawberry, a coffe taste in the last and the wines are remembering the marmalade of red fruits.

In a glass all the wines are clean and brilliant, with long legs, very intense nose and soft in mouth. The conclusion is that all the wines come from a ideal climate and an unique soil for farming. Also I can say that the winemaker and the farmer had made a good work making a spectacular wines.

I think that the Finca Collado wines are the must represent the best of Alicante, thanks to the climate, soil and people that do these, I hope that the future the wines will be more spectaculars and recovering the oldest tradition of Alicante wines.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

PostHeaderIcon Señorio de Monterruíz video

This is a great experiencie with nature and the rural world. Good meals, fantastic wines and friendly people.


Monday, July 25, 2011

PostHeaderIcon Bodegas Cueva, a commitment to the natural

Sometimes you do not know that close to home is a treasure, and I speak not of precious metal, but jewelry natural landscapes filled with nature, vineyards, villages and farms, and above all phenomenal people and their projects to recover the natural environment and above all enjoy it, getting this off for wine and other spirits with soul and friendly environment.

Had long wanted to find one aura of happiness and positive thoughts and interestingly I found yesterday at a meeting of friends, some old known and others who knew first physically.

Requena we headed to where we stayed for the first time with Vicente and Elaina, a couple to we agree on the real world (after making it through the network) and who came to spend a day with friends. To do this we walked the 12 kms between the town of Requena and his village of La Portera, a small enclave on the N330 direction Albacete, and through the Campo de Arcis and a landscape dominated by vineyards on the mythical 'land red 'feature fields Utiel-Requena reached within 20 minutes.

Was nearly lunchtime to arrive at the village, so he arranged for it in La Sarten, a chic little restaurant located in the Calle Mayor of La Portera, where we taste some typical dishes of the area as ajoarriero, gazpacho in the area (similar to Manchego) and other foods that helped us to face the afternoon we were coming.

Crossing the street we find the wooden door, which flanked on its left side by an imposing tree, giving rise to the entrance to the patio of Bodegas CUEVA. There was Adela who welcomed us great and something told me that the evening would be very intense and interesting. While waiting for Mariano, winemaker, and some people, Adela made ​​us a coffee and we nuts on a table beneath a young fig tree, where he began to forge a friendly gathering beautiful and full of interest for attendees.

As Mariano arrived, we continued the veiled and after a while we started to talk relaxed natural tasting wines that the winery produces. The CUEVA project holds about being respectful to our environment by choosing grapes to produce wines of the most natural way possible, letting the logic organic cycles of each process follow proper compliance without using chemicals or additives to achieve a wine by itself be able to say where it came from.

The winery produces two red wines we tasted commercial vintage in 2006 and 2007. The first red wine is not passing through oak, of the Tempranillo, Bobal and Grenache, vinified separately and then form the 'coupage' final. This wine is very much alive and well evolved aromas of red fruits and black, the more mature wine from 2006 and 2007, more fresh and youthful, spicy aromas of menthol, dairy, yeast and rounded tannins and refined after his rest in the bottle.

The 2006 and 2007 matured in oak barrels, oak from different places, with a smooth and fine-grain toast, they steer the wine with the same coupage, to toast aromas and flavors, with other spices such as vanilla, coffee, cocoa, ... but in the cup evolve to become more integrated with those sweets and fruit compotes touch.

To pause the tasting and time of gathering around the wines, visit the ancient underground wineries trulli or the farmhouse which hosts the winery and the rest of the cellar, underground modern utensils and converted into the perfect place for aging wines, both in cask and in bottle, and discover the best kept secrets of the cellar, not commercially available, for now, for the same and we could enjoy.

As an example a white wine from Macabeo, having some yeast to continue fermenting in the bottle and has a point petillant without becoming a sparkling and not clarified nor stable, with what appears to turbidity, but the palate is different. A cava (we are in Requena) Macabeo and Chardonnay, made by the traditional method, without the use of fining or addition of sugar, and yeast must simply resting in these presses and we have taken remembering tastes and aromas that today are difficult to find in the working business.

We also found a Bobal wine, made with reduction techniques, harvesting overripe and desire for experiment and know that could happen to undertake such a venture. I can tell you is the closest thing to ragweed taking the Olympian gods and then also tasted ginger marc found even more surprises we had, but it was a little late and decided to leave so nice meeting you and hope to repeat tell us more about this spectacular project.

Monday, June 13, 2011

PostHeaderIcon Return to Manchuela

Organize a trip to the 'Señorío de Monterruíz' this weekend, a place where, surrounded by vine and grain fields, we have the opportunity to experience the peace and quiet, very rare in the urban environment.

Eleven people we met there to spend the day with the owners of this rural resort and winery, where we visited all the facilities thereof. The animal poultry with pen, the small garden where vegetables and fruits provide that after the food is tasted, always in season, the house which has two rooms to enjoy a fewdays of tranquility and rural life and the cellar, where wines rest in clay pots and bottles that already contain part of the harvest.

Your stay here provides moments of relaxation, friendly conversation and when it comes to food, wine uncorking are going we will enjoy while serving tapas typical home Mancha (ratatouille, sausages killing, toasted bread, fried cheese, eggs in poultry ...), passes through the glasses of white Airen very little production, made ​​entirely of clay pot, a fresh wine with marked acidity and green apple and tropical aromas that whet the appetite and the diner's mouth.

With advancing tasting and appetizers, are opening the first carbonic maceration wines of Bobal, also limited edition, and the sensory blast picks up the aromas of fresh red fruit, violets and menthol very soft. While the vine shoots are attaching themselves to grill lamb chops and smells of the fire along with the flavors of Bobal Joven Selection 2010, a greasy and structured wine, fruit of a selection ends up giving an intense juice but still very soft mouth, reminding the ripe black fruit and spices very minty, ideal for enjoying these grilled steaks of branches of the year, so fragrant and this came to be enjoying the food.

And in the dessert after the fruit and homemade egg custard in a double boiler, we turn to taste a chocolate-covered almonds made using traditional methods who paired with a sweet homemade bobal makes the taste buds , and full of tastes and flavors of the plains of La Mancha.

After coffee and conversation and as a sunset stroll through the terroir of the area, to lower food and learn about the vines and fields which supplies the cellar. In short another day to rest, relax, drink and eat great and in good company.  

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