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SOURCING THE EARTH Wine book 2013-14

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Thank you for taking time to review our new catalogue, we appreciate your interest. Here you will find an overview of our personal selection of a wide range of Spanish wines. We have selected these wines because of their quality but also because of the personal and human story behind each one of the wineries - a crucial point in any relation. Please note that some of the wines included here might be already distributed in your country. If you are interested in any of these wines and wish to receive more detailed information or the price list please contact us by e-mail: info@sourcingtheearth.com Thank you again.

Pablo Alomar Salvioni

Sourcing The Earth Team

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UK Sparkling -Cava

Page Map N. EMENDIS-DO CAVA-PENEDES---------------------------4-----------1 CASTELLROIG-DO CAVA-PENEDES--------------------6-----------1

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LA SOTERRAÑA-DO RUEDA------------------------------8-----------2 LAS CARABALLAS-DO RUEDA--------------------------10---------2 MAIOR D MENDOZA-DO RIAS BAIXAS--------------12---------3 ELADIO PIÑEIRO-DO RIAS BAIXAS-------------------14---------3 VIÑA MEIN-DO RIBEIRO-----------------------------------16---------4 GORKA IZAGUIRRE-DO BISCAY TXAKOLI---------18---------24

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FINCA LOS ALJIBES-VT CASTILLA-------------------20 --------5 PINUAGA-VT CASTILLA------------------------------------22--------5 ARRAYAN-DO MENTRIDA---------------------------------24 -------6 ALTO LANDON-DO MANCHUELA-----------------------26 -------7 VIÑEDOS PONCE-DO MANCHUELA--------------------28 -------7 VALDERIZ-DO RIBERA DEL DUERO-------------------30 -------8 CESAR PRINCIPE-DO CIGALES--------------------------32--------9 VIÑAGUAREÑA-DO TORO----------------------------------34 -------10 EL GRILLO Y LA LUNA -DO SOMONTANO----------36 --------11 CAMBRICO-D.O.P SIERRA DE SALAMANCA------38 --------12 FOS-DOC RIOJA------------------------------------------------40 --------13 NAVAJAS-DOC RIOJA---------------------------------------42 --------13 TAMPESTA- DO TIERRA DE LEON---------------------44 --------15 MENGOBA-DO BIERZO--------------------------------------46 --------14 MENGOBA- DO TIERRA DE LEON----------------------46 --------15 RAUL PEREZ-DO BIERZO----------------------------------48---------14 BORDOY--DO PLA I LLEVANT----------------------------50 --------16 CA SA PADRINA -DO BINISSALEM--------------------52 --------17 ANIMA NEGRA -DO ISLAS BALEARES--------------54 --------18 CASA CASTILLO DO JUMILLA---------------------------56 --------19 LOS BALANCINES-DO RIBERA GUADIANA--------58 --------20 CRASH WINES-VT EXTREMADURA------------------58---------21

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EMENDIS D.O. CAVA-PENEDES ESTATE WINERY OWN PRODUCTION 48 HECTARES MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATE FAMILY-RUN

“Wine is the culture of happiness� Jordi Ventosa (owner)

Emendis was set up a few years ago by the Valles family - the owners, who had grown wine on this land for generations bringing into this project history, experience, tradition and above all a future: a new way of understanding wines and cavas. The Emendis Estate consists of 48 hectares of clayey soil, low in organic material and chalk but with a high magnesium content, which brings the necessary acidity to maintain the fresh taste of their white wines and cavas. Emendis grows 12 different varieties in their own vineyards. Once the owners gained confidence in the quality of their product, they decided to launch a new image and selected the best design that in their view represents the winery - the result is the stunning labels and bottles that you can see now. This winery has received many prizes in a very short period of time and is now posing itself to represent the future of wines in Catalonia.

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SOURCING THE EARTH 2013-14 BRUT NATURE RESERVA D.O.: Cava Grape Varieties: xarel.lo50%,macabeo25%,parellada 25% Aging: 18 months in the bottle Age of the vineyard :10-40 years old Vineyard: total of 20 hectares Type of soil: clayey and chalky Production: 80.000 bottles Packaging: 6 / 12 bottles 75 cl Awards:

BRUT D.O.: Cava Grape Varieties: xarel.lo50%,macabeo25%,parellada 25% Aging: 12 months in the bottle Age of the vineyard :10-40 years old Vineyard: total of 20 hectares Type of soil: clayey and chalky Production: 100.000 bottles Packaging: 6 / 12 bottles 75 cl Awards:

TRIO D.O.: Penedes Grape Varieties: Macabeo 55%, Chardonnay20% Muscat 25% Age of the vineyard :20 years old Vineyard: total of 15 hectares Type of soil: Simple clay soils with low levels of organic materials. Production: 30.000 bottles Packaging: 6/12 bottles 75 cl Awards:

BLANCO BARRICA D.O.: Penedes Grape Varieties: Xarel.lo 50%, Chardonnay25% Oak :3-4months French Age of the vineyard :10-40 years old Vineyard: total of 10 hectares Type of soil: clayey and chalky Production: 10.000 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl Awards:

ROSE D.O.: Cava Grape Varieties: Trepat Aging: 12 months in the bottle Age of the vineyard :10-40 years old Vineyard: total of 10 hectares Type of soil: clayey and chalky Production: 80.000 bottles Packaging: 6 / 12 bottles 75 cl Awards:

MATER D.O.: Penedes Grape Varieties: Merlot Oak :10-40 years old Age of the vineyard :20 years old Vineyard: total of 5 hectares Type of soil: clayey and chalky Production: 10.000 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl Awards:

GRAN RESERVA D.O.: Cava Grape Varieties:Macabeo,20%Parellada, 20%,Xarel.lo, 45% 15% Chardonnay Aging:more than 36 months Age of the vineyard :10-40 years old Vineyard: total of 15 hectares Type of soil: clayey and chalky Production: 10.000 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl Awards:

DOLÇ MUSCAT D.O.: Cava Grape Varieties: Moscatel Age of the vineyard :10-40 years old Vineyard: total of 3 hectares Type of soil: clayey and chalky Production: 5.000 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl Awards:

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CASTELLROIG D.O. CAVA-PENEDES ESTATE WINERY OWN PRODUCTION 48 HECTARES 18 DIFFERENT TERROIRS MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATE FAMILY-RUN ORGANIC VITICULTURE

“Convey the landscape through the wine” Marcel Sabater (owner)

All Castellroig wines and cavas are produced exclusively from the grapes belonging to the Sabaté i Coca family estate respecting the ‘Vinos de Terroir’ philosophy. A guarantee of origin that ensures: 1. Respect for the origin and integrity of the soil as a live medium in which the plant grows 2. Respect for the environment, both in terms of the natural fauna and flora, as well as the native varieties available 3. Continuous research to increase knowledge about the different types of soil and their influence on wine 4. Wine growing in accordance with the characteristics of the plant and the climate-soil relation 5. Diferentiation of the wine practices used terroir by terroir 6. Exclusively manual and differential wine making in line with the variety, the terroir and the wine or cava obtained 7. Micro wine-making for each variety, terroir by terroir, to extract optimal expression from the territory 8. Bottling according to the wines obtained from the different terroirs of the Sabaté i Coca Estate 9. Limited production wines and cavas which are all numbered and show the year and date of degorgement in the cellar 10. Our mission: to convey the landscape through the wine

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SOURCING THE EARTH 2013-14 BRUT D.O.: Cava Grape Varieties: xarel.lo ,macabeo ,parellada Aging: 12 months in the bottle Age of the vineyard :10-40 years old Vineyard: total of 20 hectares Type of soil: clayey and chalky( From the Cuitor, Sabaté & Marsera plots) Production: 65.000 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl Awards: 88 RP

RESERVA D.O.: Penedes Grape Varieties: Xarel·lo, Macabeo and Parellada vinified separately Aging: 24 months in the bottle Age of the vineyard : over40years old Vineyard: total of 8 hectares Type of soil: Simple clay soils with ( From Boja, Calma, Sabaté, Cuitor, Torró, Rigolet plots) Production: 20.000 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl Awards:90 RP

BRUT NATURE ( no alcohol added) D.O.: Cava Grape Varieties: xarel.lo ,macabeo ,parellada Aging: 12 months in the bottle Age of the vineyard :10-40 years old Vineyard: total of 20 hectares Type of soil: clayey and chalky ( From the Cuitor, Sabaté & Marsera plots) Production: 25.000 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl Awards: 88 RP

GRAN RESERVA D.O.: Penedes Grape Varieties: Xarel·lo, Macabeo vinified separately Aging: 36 months in the bottle Age of the vineyard : over40 years old Vineyard: total of 4 hectares Type of soil: clayey and chalky ( From Boja Marges, Calma, Torró and Rigolet plots) Production: 6.000 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl Awards:91 RP

ROSE D.O.: Cava Grape Varieties: Trepat Aging: 12 months in the bottle Age of the vineyard :10-40 years old Vineyard: total of 5 hectares Type of soil: clayey and calcareous grave (Vendrell Plot) Production: 10.000 bottles Packaging: 6 / 12 bottles 75 cl Awards: 88 RP

GRAN RESERVA FAMILIAR D.O.: Penedes Grape Varieties: 100% Xarel.lo Aging: 24 months in the bottle Age of the vineyard :over 50 years old Vineyard: total of 5 hectares Type of soil: clayey and chalky (Boja, Calma, Torró and Rigolet) Production: 6.000 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl or Individual box Awards:93 RP

XAREL.LO D.O.: Cava Grape Varieties:100%,Xarel.lo Aging: 12 months Age of the vineyard :10-40 years old Vineyard: total of 5 hectares Type of soil: clayey and chalky Production: 5.000 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl Awards: N T

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LA SOTERRANA D.O RUEDA ESTATE WINERY OWN PRODUCTION 120 HECTARES CONTINENTAL CLIMATE

“We look for the pure taste of Verdejo with no make-up” José Tejedor (wine maker) La Soterraña is the result of the ambitious project of several friends, unconditional wine lovers with years’ experience in the sector that got together united by their passion for wine – and for the Verdejo variety in particular – to develop a Verdejo white wine within the Rueda D.O. because of its quality and distinction. To this end, la Soterraña was established in 2006 in the town of Olmedo, a traditional region of kings and knights in Spain and ‘par excellence’ a quality wine growing area within the D.O. The first wine harvest was that of 2006, immediately recognised nation-wide for the quality and flavour of its wines. Today, these wines have excellent reviews, very high scores and various national and international prizes placing it at the top of the high-end wines of the Rueda D.O.

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SOURCING THE EARTH 2013-14 SIETE SIETE 7 7 D.O.: Rueda Grape Varieties: 60% Verdejo and 40% Viura Age of the vineyard: 20 years old Vineyard: 25 hectares Type of soil: Sandy loam Production: 100.000 bottles Packaging and units per box: 12 bottles 75 cl Awards: 3 STAR SLECTION ONLINE CONTEST APPEAR IN THE DROP OF GOD MANGA

ERESMA VERDEJO D.O.: Rueda Grape Varieties: Verdejo Age of the vineyard: 50 years old Vineyard: 10 hectares Type of soil: Sandy loam Production: 50.000 bottles Packaging and units per box: 6 bottles 75 cl/ Awards: IWCC SILVER MEDAL ,DECANTER

ERESMA SAUVIGNON D.O.: Rueda Grape Varieties: Sauvignon Blanc Age of the vineyard: 50 years old Vineyard: 10 hectares Type of soil: Sandy loam Production: 50.000 bottles Packaging and units per box: 6 bottles 75 cl/ Awards:CONCOURS MONDIAL SAUVIGNON GOLD DECANTER COMMENDED

VR D.O.: Rueda Grape Varieties: Verdejo Age of the vineyard: 20 years old Vineyard:25 hectares Type of soil: Sandy loam Production: 100.000 bottles Packaging and units per box: 12 bottles 75 cl Awards: DECANTER COMMENDED

FERMENTADO BARRICA D.O.: Rueda Grape Varieties: Verdejo Age of the vineyard: 80 years old Oak: 6-8 month , French and American Vineyard: 1 hectare Type of soil: Sandy loam Production: 5.000 bottles Packaging and units per box: 6 bottles 75 cl/ Awards:

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LAS CARABALLAS D.O RUEDA ESTATE WINERY OWN PRODUCTION 60 HECTARES CONTINENTAL CLIMATE BIO CERTIFIED

“Great wines are also possible with a true ecological approach”

Elias Redondo (owner)

Near the old town of Olmedo, we find this amazing winery, which was born a few years ago from the passion of its founders for ecological agriculture, based on respect for environment and improvement to the ecosystem. The winery owners pride themselves in having successfully implemented this philosophy while achieving a great quality product. They collaborate with a number of NGOs in specific projects of ecosystem preservation and improvement, including bird monitoring. The organic development of their wines responds to a form of winemaking based on the natural evolution of the grape characteristics. Caraballas is a terroir wine, which was born from the desire of recovering a vineyard, a natural space for the elaboration of wine through the most radical respect for ecology. This D.O. Rueda wine is the transcription of a vineyard and the future of the authentic Cerdejo. Modernity and tradition are assembled in an author’s verdejo. The winery produces only two wines - Caraballas Verdejo and Caraballas Semi Dulce. Verdejo is a wine with a great power of expression that accurately reflects the vineyard where it was first dreamed, with an undeniable personality. Not to mention the care they take with all the products they use, like FSC certified natural corks in collaboration with FSC cork Organic Wine and WWF Spain, contributing this way to the responsible management of Mediterranean cork forests.

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VERDEJO D.O.: Rueda Grape Varieties: 100% Verdejo Age of the vineyard : 6 years old Vineyard: total of 60 hectares Type of soil: clay loam soil Production: 130.000 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl case Awards: MONDE SELECTION GOLD MEDAL

SEMI DULCE( SEMI SWEET) D.O.: Rueda Grape Varieties: 50% Verdejo 50% Sauvignon Blanc Age of the vineyard :6 years old Vineyard: total of 60 hectares Type of soil: clay loam soil Production: 14.000 bottles Packaging: 12 bottles 50 cl case Awards:

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MAIOR DE MENDOZA D.O. RIAS BAIXAS ESTATE WINERY OWN PRODUCTION 50 HECTARES ATLANTIC CLIMATE FAMILY-RUN

“We know our grapes, they need tradition and modernity with moderation” Marcos Barros (owner)

Maior de Mendoza winery is a family business founded by José Barros Cuervo, one of the pioneers in the Albariño world. In the beginning the winery marketed its wines only locally, but following years of continuous growth it is now present in 15 countries and receives awards in the most prestigious wine competitions worldwide. Although these days it is one of the references of the Rías Baixas Denomination of Origin, Maior de Mendoza holds on to its family business roots and values with a corporate culture based on their passion for the Albariño variety and aiming to always present it at its very best. This is the commitment of the technical staff led by Cristina Mantilla, one of the most important oenologists in the country and one of the persons who best understands the Albariño variety. The winery is surrounded by vineyards and is set on the hillside that descends on the fishing village of Carril, famous for producing the best clams in the world. Technically, the winery has the latest technology to produce quality white wines. All of this guarantees that the wines are produced in an extremely clean and tidy environment, vital for attaining the best expression of these crispy wines.

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SOURCING THE EARTH 2013-14 MAIOR DE MENDOZA SUR LIE DO: Rías Baixas Grape varieties: 100% Albariño Age of the vineyard: 32 years Ageing: 3 months sure lie Vineyard: 14 hectares  Type of soil: alluvial, sandy loam over granite Production: 90.000 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles/case Awards: 86 RP, WINE & SPIRITS MAG. BEST BUY

MAIOR DE MENDOZA 3 CRIANZAS DO: Rías Baixas Grape varieties: 100% Albariño Age of the vineyard: 30 years Ageing: 9 months sure lie,5 month in tank, 5 month in bottle. Vineyard: 9 hectares Type of soil: alluvial, sandy loam over granite Production: 70.000 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles/case Awards:INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE,SILVER

CARBONIC MACERATION DO: Rías Baixas Grape varieties: 100% Albariño Age of the vineyard: 32 years Vineyard: 3 hectares. Type of soil: alluvial,sandy loam over granite Production: 10.000 bottles Packaging: 12 bottles/case Awards:90 GUIA PALACIO .

FULGET DO: Rías Baixas Grape varieties: 100% Albariño Age of the vineyard: 19 years Vineyard: 15 hectares Type of soil: alluvial, sandy loam over granite Production: 100.000 bottles Packaging: 6 and 12 bottles/case Awards:89 RP , DECANTER BRONZE

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ELADIO PIÑEIRO D.O. RIAS BAIXAS ESTATE WINERY OWN PRODUCTION 20 HECTARES ATLANTIC CLIMATE FAMILY-RUN BIO-DYNAMIC

“It is a trip of today with references of the past, using traditional varieties and respecting the Terroir...” Eladio Piñeiro (owner) In 1983 Eladio Piñeiro launches the wine cellar Mar de Frades after several years of elaborating albariño wine before the D.O. Rias Baixas had been granted. He eventually sold that winery and realized his dream - a real pure Albariño wine - to become the Albariño prophet with his new project. This autochthonous and noble variety has inspired love in him since he was a child. During his school holidays and due to working reasons he visited the houses of the farmers who told him stories about this variety whose loose vines they conserved after the phylloxera and tried to grow enough of it for self consumption. Eladio Piñeiro witnessing all this since he was a boy and grew up seduced and fascinated by the cult these local people rendered to their wine, to the extent that he knew his life would be bound to this myth of El Salnés Valey in Galicia. In addition to his Galician wines Eladio in 1985 bought a quinta (state) in the D.O.C. ALENTEJO in Monçao with an ancient plantation of Albariño and elaborated his brand for the Portuguese market. From there he decided to create some red wines from the area. The result is the extremely well-crafted biodynamic wines produced since 8 years ago.

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SOURCING THE EARTH 2013-14 FRORE DE CARME DO: Rías Baixas Grape varieties: 100% Albariño Age of the vineyard: 30 years Ageing: 6 months sure lie, 6 month in oak barrel Vineyard: 12 hectares Type of soil: Sandy loam Production: 22.000 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles/case Awards:

ENVIDIA COCHINA DO: Rías Baixas Grape varieties: 100% Albariño Age of the vineyard: 30 years Ageing: 5 months sure lie,.Tête de cuvée Vineyard: 12 hectares Type of soil: sandy loam Production: 12.000 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles/case Awards:

CAMOES DO: Alentejo Portugal Grape varieties: 80% Aragonez, 15% Alicante Bouschet, And 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Age of the vineyard: 25 years Ageing:24 month in brand new Allier cask Vineyard: hectares Type of soil: alluvial,sandy loam over granite Production: 7.800 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles/case Awards:

SAGA EP DO: Alentejo Portugal Grape varieties: 100% Albariño Age of the vineyard: 25-30 years Ageing:24-30 month in brand new Allier cask Vineyard: 3 hectares Type of soil: alluvial, sandy loam over granite Production: 5.200 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles/case Awards:

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VIÑA MEIN D.O RIBEIRO ESTATE WINERY OWN PRODUCTION 16 HECTARES CONTINENTAL CLIMATE FAMILY-RUN ORGANIC VITICULTURE

“Treixadura was going to dissappear, what a shame that would have been” Javier Alén (owner)

In 1988 Javier Alén, together with a group of relatives and friends, launched the project of making a traditional Galician white wine. They were very enthusiastic about going back to the origins of Ribeiro, using the native Galician vine varieties that had given the area wines so much fame and renown in the XVI and XVII centuries. With this in mind they replanted 16 hectares of vineyards on the best slopes of the Valle de Avia (San Clodio and Gomariz) with Treixadura, Godello, Loureira, Torrontés, Albariño, Lado and Albilla and built a modern and well-equipped winery. Later the winery was expanded into a cosy and charming hotel for those who seek relaxation and who love wine tasting. Meín estate appears in the history books of Galicia as one of the first settlements. It was born under the protection of the San Clodio monastery, which was very closely tied to the origin of viticulture in the Ribeiro area in the XI and XII centuries. That is to say, it was right there, in Viña Meín and San Clodio, where Ribeiro wine was born. The monks who planted the first vines were not wrong. The sabrego soil and the gentle South- and West-facing slopes make for the perfect place for viticulture. Viña Meín owns 16 hectares of vineyards placed on the best slopes of the Valle del Avia (San Clodio and Gomariz) with Treixadura, Godello, Loureira, Torrontés, Albariño, Lado and Albilla, which produce enough grapes to fully meet the winery’s demand.

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VIÑA MEIN D.O.: Ribeiro Grape Varieties Treixadura 70% Godello 12% Loureira 5%,Albariño,Torrontes,Albilla , Lado 13% Age of the vineyard : 20 years old Vineyard: total of 16 hectares Type of soil: sandy Production: 15.500 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl case Awards: 91 RP

VIÑA MEIN Fermentado D.O.: Ribeiro Grape Varieties Treixadura 70% Godello 12% Loureira 5%,Albariño,Torrontes,Albilla , Lado 13% Oak 6 months Age of the vineyard : 20 years old Vineyard: total of 16 hectares Type of soil: sandy Production: 8.000 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl case Awards: 90 RP

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GORKA IZAGIRRE D.O BISCAY TXAKOLI ESTATE WINERY OWN PRODUCTION 40 HECTARES CONTINENTAL CLIMATE FAMILY-RUN ORGANIC VITICULTURE

“The idea was; produce a txakoli to be taste it along with our local products” Eneko Atxa (owner***chef -Arzumendi Restaurant)

Gorka Izagirre winery is a project under Eneko Atxa ,3* Michelin chef at Arzumendi Restaurant, supervision, in order to provide to his clients a full gastro-enlogic experience of what is produced within his land.They know that the only thing necessary in order to achieve a high quality Txakoli is working with excellent grapes, and treating these in the winery with the same affection that was given to them in the vineyard.For them, the wine cellar represents just another tool when it comes to making wine, at the service of the grape.The cellar is equipped with the latest technological advances in enology that allow to reveal the local grapes with their full potential while preserving its identity. Their Txakoli’s are cultivated in more than 40 hectares of vineyards; includes the Hondarrabi Zuri Zerratia and Hondarrabi Zuri varieties. They are divided into 14 plots which are spread out over 6 towns all throughout Biscay.Their goal is clear and unmistakable, focusing on recovering and strengthening the native Hondarrabi Zuri and Hondarrabi Zerratia varieties, harvesting new grapes using the most modern wine-producing technology will help to take txakoli to a place that we are sure it deserves to be in the wine universe.

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GORKA IZAGUIRRE D.O.: Bizkaiko Txakolina Grape Varieties Hondarrabi Zuri 50% + Hondarrabi Zerratia 50% Age of the vineyard : 8/20 years old Vineyard: total of 21 hectares Type of soil: shallow and clay loam, planted on limestone.  Production: 115.500 bottles Packaging:  12 bottles 75 cl case Awards: 90 Points Guia Peñín

ARETXONDO D.O.: Bizkaiko Txakolina Grape Varieties Hondarrabi Zuri 50% + Hondarrabi Zerratia 45% + Mune Mahatsa 5% Age of the vineyard : 8/20 years old Vineyard: total of 21 hectares Type of soil: shallow and clay loam, planted on limestone.  Production: 75.500 bottles Packaging:  12 bottles 75 cl case

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LOS ALJIBES V.T. DE CASTILLA ESTATE WINERY OWN PRODUCTION 250 HECTARES CONTINENTAL CLIMATE ALTITUDE 900M. FAMILY-RUN ORGANIC VITICULTURE

“Every day we try to improve, and eventually our customers will appreciate this when enjoying our wines” Manuel Lorenzo (owner)

The Lorenzo family established Los Aljibes winery in 2003. It has 250 hectares of vineyard and stands at more than 900m of altitude situated in Chinchilla de Monte Aragón (Albacete). The family has invested in state-of-the-art technology to produce high-quality wines in a “château”-style winery. Today they are selling 50% of their production abroad, especially in Germany, Holland, Mexico, USA and Asia. They could produce more than 300.000 bottles, depending on the year and the quality of the land. The type of soil there is very complex and the different grapes varieties are placed so as to optimize the soil conditions and to produce great full-bodied red wines as well as fresh and fruity white and rose wines. The family is also well-known for their passion for horse breeding in the fields surrounding the winery.

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SOURCING THE EARTH 2013-14 VA BLANCO D.O.: Vino de la Tierra Grape Varieties: Sauvignon Blanc80%,Chardonnay 20% Age of the vineyard: 20 years old Oak: 3 months the Chardonnay Vineyard: 25 hectares Type of soil: limestone, sandy Production: 130000 bottles Packaging and units per box: 12 bottles 75 cl/ cardboard case Awards:89 RP

ALJIBES D.O.: Vino de la Tierra Grape Varieties: Merlot , Cabernet Sauvignon,Cabernet Franc. Age of the vineyard: 25 years old Oak: 12 month , French Vineyard: 25 hectares Type of soil: l limestone, with shallow, sandy soil containing little organic material Production: 100000 bottles Packaging and units per box: 6 bottles Awards:92 RP

VA ROSADO D.O.: Vino de la Tierra Grape Varieties: Syrah Age of the vineyard: 20 years old Oak: NO Vineyard: 13 hectares Type of soil: l limestone, with shallow, sandy soil containing little organic material Production: 80000 bottles Packaging and units per box: 12 bottles 75 cl/ cardboard case Awards:89RP, BEST ROSE SPAIN

ALJIBES SYRAH D.O.: Vino de la Tierra Grape Varieties: Syrah Age of the vineyard: 25 years old Oak: 12 month , French Vineyard: 25 hectares Type of soil: l limestone, with shallow, sandy soil containing little organic material Production: 50000 bottles Packaging and units per box: 6 bottles Awards:89RP

VA TINTO D.O.: Vino de la Tierra Grape Varieties: Merlot , Cabernet Sauvignon,Tempranillo Age of the vineyard: 20 years old Oak: 6-8 month , French and American Vineyard: 25 hectares Type of soil: l limestone, with shallow, sandy soil containing little organic material Production: 100000 bottles Packaging and units per box: 12 bottles Awards:90 RP ,VOGUE JAPAN

LAS CATAS D.O.: Rueda Grape Varieties: 100% Verdejo Age of the vineyard: 15 years old Vineyard: 7 hectares Type of soil: limestone, sandy Production: 25000 bottles Packaging and units per box: 6 bottles 75 cl/ cardboard case Awards:N/A

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CABERNET FRANC D.O.: Vino de la Tierra Grape Varieties: Cabernet Franc Age of the vineyard: 25 years old Oak: 12 month , French Vineyard: 25 hectares Type of soil: l limestone, with shallow, sandy soil containing little organic material Production: 25000 bottles Packaging and units per box: 6 bottles Awards:93+RP

SELECTUS D.O.: Vino de la Tierra Grape Varieties: Merlot , Cabernet Sauvignon,Cabernet Franc. Age of the vineyard: 25 years old Oak: 18 month , French Vineyard: 25 hectares Type of soil: l limestone, with shallow, sandy soil containing little organic material Production: 5000 bottles Packaging and units per box: 6 bottles 75 wooden case Awards:94RP

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BODEGAS PINUAGA V.T. DE CASTILLA ESTATE WINERY OWN PRODUCTION 40 HECTARES CONTINENTAL CLIMATE FAMILY-RUN BIO CERTIFIED

“We handle with extreme care the full production cycle from the vines to the final product packaging, resulting in a collection of distinct wines.” Esther Pinuaga (owner) Pinuaga wines are based on a differentiated philosophy that focuses on exceptional quality and limited quantities. They emphasize a one-of-a-kind terroir and a highly distinguished image, reflecting the spirit of their concept. The vineyards and the winery are located near Toledo in a privileged site at 750 meters above sea level surrounded by the Mediterranean oak forests. All the local grape varieties are bush-planted whereas the foreign ones are trellis-conducted. The continental climate, with pronounced changes in day and evening temperatures, boosts the unique personality of the land and enhances the quality of the vines. The clay limestone soils, the altitude in which the vineyards are located, the artisan grape harvesting and the fermentation process, all totally natural, are the key elements that ensure the quality of Pinuaga wines. All the vines are grown according to sustainable growing methods, using only natural products. Grapes are harvested manually. Once in the winery, the grapes are hand-sorted before introducing them into the fermentation tanks. Wine is always connected with the tradition and cultural history. The key success factors for the Pinuaga winery are the uniqueness of their “terroir” and a dedicated team of professionals who are able to transmit the philosophy and to establish a personal connection with the final customer.

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SOURCING THE EARTH 2013-14 200 CEPAS D.O.: VT de Castilla Grape Varieties: 100% Tempranillo Oak:12 months in French & American 300 liter Oak Barrels Age of the vineyard : over 40 years old Vineyard: total of 15 hectares Type of soil: claylimestone soils Production: 30.000 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl case Awards:90+RP

LA SENDA D.O.: VT de Castilla Grape Varieties: 80% Merlot ,20% Tempranillo Oak no Age of the vineyard :10 years old Vineyard: total of 20 hectares Type of soil: claylimestone soils. Production: 30.000 bottles Packaging: 12 bottles 75 cl case Awards: 88 RP

NATURE D.O.: VT de Castilla Grape Varieties: 100% Tempranillo Oak 4 months in French & American 300 liter Oak Barrels Age of the vineyard : 10 -30years old Vineyard: total of 20 hectares Type of soil: claylimestone soils Production: 30.000 bottles Packaging: 12 bottles 75 cl case Awards: 90 RP

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BODEGA ARRAYAN D.O. MÉNTRIDA ESTATE WINERY OWN PRODUCTION 26+4 HECTARES CONTINENTAL CLIMATE FAMILY-RUN BIO CERTIFIED IN PROCCESS

“Our love for nature and for this land is reflected in every sip of Arrayán” María Marsans (owner)

La Verdosa Vineyard is located near Toledo, around 70 km south of Madrid. A 26-hectare plot on the south-western end of the estate was selected for the vineyard given that at 510 meters above sea level it has the most suitable climate, as well as an optimum, well-drained, sandy soil with a relatively low pH. The wine maker is Mayte Sanchéz who has recently been named “one of the most promising young wine makers of the Spanish wine world” in a wine symposium held in Madrid. A rigorous selection of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Petit Verdot vines was planted in 1999 on a site bordered and dotted with autochthonous holm oaks, all of which were carefully preserved. The result is the 5 elegant and well-crafted wines that are very much appreciated in the Spanish wine world. Its success has been possible due to the help of a world-famous vineyard consultant, Dr. Richard Smart, who was instrumental to the selection of the most appropriate plot of land and vineyard design. The use of the most sophisticated modern technology, such as computerized irrigation sensors, combined with the best practices from the traditional wine-making are the key success factors behind these great wines.

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SOURCING THE EARTH 2013-14 SELECCION D.O.: Méntrida Grape Varieties: Merlot , Cabernet Sauvignon,Syra, Petit Verdot. Age of the vineyard: 15 years old Oak: 8 month , French Vineyard: 26 hectares Type of soil: alluvial soil, from the erosion of granite with a high silicate content Production: 34.000 bottles Packaging and units per box: 12 bottles Awards:90 RP

PETIT VERDOT D.O.: Méntrida Grape Varieties: Merlot , Cabernet Sauvignon,Syra, Petit Verdot. Age of the vineyard: 15 years old Oak: 12 month , French Allier Vineyard: 26 hectares Type of soil: alluvial soil, from the erosion of granite with a high silicate content Production: 8.000bottles Packaging and units per box: 6 bottles Awards:91+ RP

PREMIUM D.O.: Méntrida Grape Varieties: Merlot , Cabernet Sauvignon,Syra, Petit Verdot. Age of the vineyard: 15 years old Oak: 14-16 month , French Allier Vineyard: 26 hectares Type of soil: alluvial soil, from the erosion of granite with a high silicate content Production: 12.000bottles Packaging and units per box: 6 bottles Awards:93RP

SYRAH D.O.: Méntrida Grape Varieties: Syrah, Age of the vineyard: 15 years old Oak: 12 month , French Allier Vineyard: 26 hectares Type of soil: alluvial soil, from the erosion of granite with a high silicate content Production: 8.000bottles Packaging and units per box: 6 bottles Awards:92 RP

ESTELA D.O.: Méntrida Grape Varieties: Best Merlot , Cabernet Sauvignon,Syra, Petit Verdot. Age of the vineyard: 15 years old Oak: 20 month , French Allier Vineyard: 26 hectares Type of soil: alluvial soil, from the erosion of granite with a high silicate content Production: 2.000 bottles Packaging and units per box: 6 bottles wooden case Awards:93 RP

ROSE D.O.: Méntrida Grape Varieties: Merlot , Cabernet Sauvignon,Syra, Petit Verdot. Age of the vineyard: 15 years old Oak: NO Vineyard: 26 hectares Type of soil: alluvial soil, from the erosion of granite with a high silicate content Production: 20.000 bottles Packaging and units per box: 12 bottles Awards: 87 RP /Top Rose Spain

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ALTO LANDON D.O. MANCHUELA ESTATE WINERY OWN PRODUCTION 75 HECTARES MICROCLIMATE FAMILY-RUN BIO CERTIFIED

“Our objective is to produce great wines with the grapes that have their own personality� Rosalia Molina (Wine maker) Located in Cuenca, at 1,100 meters of altitude and surrounded by mountains in the eastern part of Spain and just on the border of La Mancha and Valencia, this winery boasts a privileged microclimate that enables a slow and prolonged maturing of the grapes and gives its wines a distinct character. The wines produced from these grapes are characterized by a great variety of colours, amplitude and depth of aromas, great complexity in the mouth and are much suitable for aging in the barrels as well as subsequent aging in bottles due to a greater acidity and proportion of tannins. The grape varieties grown in this winery include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Tempranillo, Garnacha, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Moscatel Petit grain, Chardonnay and others. This family project started with the first vines planted in 1930 and has since been growing year after year to reach the 75 hectares of vineyards that the winery has today. Rosalia and her family are involved in all the aspects of the wine production, including the design of the labels. Only organic processes are used to create a chemical-free environment in the entire winery. There is a natural water tank below the vineyard, which fosters fertility all around the planted area. The philosophy of this winery is very simple: the secret of a GREAT WINE lies in the grapes, which should be treated with great care the whole year, selected one by one during the harvesting and picked at the exact point of ripeness.

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SOURCING THE EARTH 2013-14 ALTO LANDON D.O : Manchuela Grape Varieties: 50% Syrah, 50% Grenache, Cabernet Franc Aging:14 months French oak Age of the vineyard: 60 years old. Vineyard: 30 hactares Type of soil: Fine Stones Production: 50.000 btls Packaging: 6 o 12 Awards:90 RP

ALTO LANDON white D.O : Manchuela Grape Varieties: 70% Chardonnay, 30% Petit Manseng Aging: 6 months French oak Age of the vineyard: from 15 years Vineyard: 14 hectares Type of soil: Limestone Production: 10.000 btls Packaging: 6 btls Awards:

L’AME D.O : Manchuela Grape Varieties: 100% Malbec Aging: 14 months French oak Age of the vineyard: from 15 years Vineyard: 20 hectares Type of soil: stony Production: 20.000 btls Packaging: 6 btls Awards: 87 RP

RAYUELO D.O : Manchuela Grape Varieties: 80% Bobal, 20% Malbec, monastrell Aging: 8 months French oak Age of the vineyard: from 60 years (bobal and grenache) to 15 malbec Vineyard: 30 hectares Type of soil: stony Production: 80.000 btls Packaging: 12 btls Awards:

CF ALTO LANDON D.O : Manchuela (VT Castilla) Grape Varieties: 100% Cabernet Franc Aging: 6 months French oak Age of the vineyard: from 15 years Vineyard: 20 hectares Type of soil: stony, sandy Production: 20.000 btls Packaging: 6 -12 btls Awards:

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PONCE D.O MANCHUELA ESTATE WINERY OWN PRODUCTION 17 HECTARES MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATE FAMILY-RUN BIO-DYNAMIC

“Without the effort of the whole family and the bet for the terroir we would not be here..” Juan Antonio Ponce (owner)

“Viñedos Ponce” sits in the Manchuela DO a less-known Spanish wine region inland from Valencia, specializing in the Bobal grape variety, which is also unfashionable. It’s a variety known for its thick skins and rusticity, but it does maintain acidity well, even in this warm, arid climate. The vines are untrained, grown as bush vines, and are not irrigated. Altitude is 700 m. Juan Antonio Ponce began his winery in 2005, at the age of 23. He works biodynamically in the vineyard, and in the winery takes a natural approach, using low levels of sulfur dioxide. He makes 3500 cases a year in a rented facility, with virtually no mechanization.The winemaking process begins with hand harvest. The bunches of grapes are then chilled to 8 °C and fermented whole-bunch, with the stems, in a type of fermentation known as ‘remango’, which was once popular in Rioja. The bunches are foot-trodden in small wooden vats of 1500–4000 kg capacity. After foot treading for a few days, the must is transferred to barrels for the remainder of the alcoholic fermentation, and the malolactic fermentation. Thus the extraction is extremely gentle and relatively short, and the must ferments with the gross lees in the barrel. The wines are typically bottled after 7 months in barrel, with no filtration or fining. They are all 100% Bobal

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SOURCING THE EARTH 2013-14 CLOS LOJEN D.O.: Manchuela Grape Varieties:  100% Bobal Aging:  7 months old French oak Age of the vineyard : 30 years old Vineyard: 10 hectares and Biodynamic vineyards located on steep slopes Type of soil: Arcillous Production: 22.000 btls Packaging:  6 btls of 75 cl Awards: 91 RP

LA CASILLA D.O.: Manchuela Grape Varieties:  100% Bobal Aging: 10 months used French oak. Age of the vineyard 65 years old Vineyard: 3 hectares Type of soil:  clay-calcareous soils with pebbles Production: 1200 btls Packaging:  6 bottles 75 cl Awards: 93 RP

BUENA PINTA D.O.: Manchuela Grape Varieties:  50% Moravia Agria and Garnacha Aging: 7 months used French oak Age of the vineyard : 3 years old Vineyard:  4 hectares and Biodynamic v Type of soil: Arcillous Production: 4.000 bottles Packaging:  6 btls 75 cl Awards: 94 RP

ESTRECHA D.O.: Manchuela Grape Varieties:  Aging:  Age of the vineyard : Vineyard:  Type of soil:  Production:  Packaging:   Awards:96 RP

P.F (PIE FRANCO) D.O.: Manchuela Grape Varieties:  100% Bobal Aging: 10 months French oak Age of the vineyard : 85 years old Vineyard:  total of 3 hectares Type of soil: clay-calcareous soils with pebbles Production: 10.000 btls Packaging:  6 btls 75 cl Awards:94 RP

PINO D.O.: Manchuela Grape Varieties: 100% Bobal Aging: 11 months used French oak Age of the vineyard : 35 years old Vineyard: 1 hectare Biodynamic vineyards Type of soil:  Calcarious Production: 1.800 btls Packaging:  6 btls 75 cl Awards: 94+ RP

RETO D.O.: Manchuela Grape Varieties:  100% Albilla Aging: 8 months French oak Age of the vineyard :50 years old Vineyard: 5 hectares Type of soil: Clay-calcareous soils with pebbles Production:  9.000 btls Packaging:  6 btls 75 cl Awards: 92 RP

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BODEGAS Y VIÑEDOS VALDERIZ D.O. RIBERA DEL DUERO ESTATE WINERY OWN PRODUCTION 75 HECTARES CONTINENTAL CLIMATE FAMILY-RUN BIO-DYNAMIC

“I learnt from my father how to hear the vines’ voices” Juan Esteban (owner)

Talking about Valderiz is talking about Tomas Esteban, winemaker and winery owner, who is well-known for his work as one of the pioneers of replanting Tinta del Pais throughout Ribera del Duero in the late 60’s. With the continued leadership of Tomas as the head of the family and the crucial support of his two sons, Juan and Ricardo, and his daughter Esther, Valderiz is now standing out as one of the best wineries in the Ribera del Duero area. The winery has 75 Hectares of vineyards - many of them are more than 85 year-old. The vines are tended with the total absence of herbicides, pesticides and mineral fertilizers according to the strict guidelines of Biodynamic Agriculture – Valderiz being a pioneer in these techniques. The fermentation is a very gentle and is provoked by the natural yeast coming from the grapes themselves - with complete absence of any additional oenological product (acidifiers, tannins, glucose, enzymes etc.). The fermentation takes place in stainless steel and french oak tanks with a capacity of 20,000 kg. Valderiz has received great critical acclaim, both on the national and international levels.

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SOURCING THE EARTH 2013-14 VALDERIZ TOMĂ S ESTEBAN D.O.: Ribera del Duero Grape Varieties: Tinto fino 100% Oak: 30 month , French Age of the vineyard : 65 years old Vineyard: total of 3 hectares Type of soil: clay-calcareous soils with pebbles Production: 3.500 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl wooden case Awards:94RP

VALDEHERMOSO JOVEN D.O.: Ribera del Duero Grape Varieties: Tinto fino 100% Oak: NO Age of the vineyard : 15 years old Vineyard: total of 12 hectares Type of soil: clay-calcareous soils with pebbles Production: 100,000 bottles Packaging: 6 and 12 bottles 75 cl Awards:89RP, APPEAR IN THE DROP OF GOD MANGA

VALDEHERMOSO ROBLE D.O.: Ribera del Duero Grape Varieties: Tinto fino 100% Oak: 7 month , French / American Age of the vineyard : 20 years old Vineyard: total of 12 hectares Type of soil: clay-calcareous soils with pebbles Production: 100,000 bottles Packaging: 12 bottles 75 cl Awards:90 RP

VALDERIZ JUEGABOLOS D.O.: Ribera del Duero Grape Varieties: Tinto fino 100% Oak: 18 month , French Age of the vineyard : 30 years old Vineyard: total of 1,5 hectares Type of soil: clay-calcareous soils with pebbles Production: 2.500 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl special case Awards:94 RP

VALDEHERMOSO CRIANZA D.O.: Ribera del Duero Grape Varieties: Tinto fino 100% Oak: 13 month , French/ American Age of the vineyard : 25 years old Vineyard: total of 15 hectares Type of soil: clay-calcareous soils with pebbles Production: 70,000 bottles Packaging: 6 and 12 bottles 75 cl Awards: 91+RP

VALDERIZ D.O.: Ribera del Duero Grape Varieties: Tinto fino 100% Oak: 18 month , French Age of the vineyard : 30 years old Vineyard: total of 8 hectares Type of soil: clay-calcareous soils with pebbles Production: 70,000 bottles Packaging : 6 /12 bottles 75 cl Awards:93RP

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BODEGAS CESAR PRÍNCIPE D.O. CIGALES ESTATE WINERY OWN PRODUCTION 12 HECTARES CONTINENTAL CLIMATE FAMILY-RUN ORGANIC VITICULTURE

“I was confident that our tempranillo was special, and above all our area... Cigales and its terroir” Ignacio Principe (owner)

César Príncipe is nowadays one of the most valued wines in Spain and the best example of the change experienced by the wines in the Cigales region. Cigales had been traditionally an area where the “famous” claretes (rose) wines were made (a blend between white and red varieties). At the turn of the millennium, Ignacio, Cesar’s son, realised what a patrimony they had in their ancient vines and decided to make a red wine in the traditional ‘tinajas’ - huge terracotta urns used for the fermentation process. It was not about high-tech winemaking, but low-tech and hands-on, employing the methods and techniques his family had been using for centuries. The result was a superbly intense, deeply colored and complex wine. This wine - his first vintage - resulted in a score of 94 from Robert Parker. With a result like that, there was no going back. The Cigales area differs from the neighbors as it is neither as cold as the Ribera of Duero, nor as “mediterranean” as Toro. With 60 years-old vines and a wonderful terroir, Ignacio Principe transformed the tempranillo grape into beautifully crafted wines that can easily stand as some of the greatest wines of neighborhood areas. The winery produces a “reserva”-type wine (“Cesar Principe”), a Crianza (“13 cantaros”) and a Clarete (“Clarete de Luna”).

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SOURCING THE EARTH 2013-14 CESAR PRINCIPE D.O.: Cigales Grape Varieties: 100% Tempranillo Oak14 months French 80% Age of the vineyard : over 60 years old Vineyard: total of 10 hectares Type of soil: sandy soils with pebbles. Production: 30.000 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl case Awards:94RP

13 CANTAROS D.O.: Cigales Grape Varieties: 100% Tempranillo Oak 8 months Age of the vineyard :20- 60 years old Vineyard: total of 10 hectares Type of soil: sandy soils with pebbles. Production: 100.000 bottles Packaging: 12 bottles 75 cl case Awards:89 RP

CLARETE DE LUNA D.O.: Cigales Grape Varieties: Tempranillo 80% Albillo,Garnacha,Verdejo 20% Oak no Age of the vineyard : 10 -30years old Vineyard: total of 3 hectares Type of soil: clay-calcareous soils with pebbles Production: 80.000 bottles Packaging: 12 bottles 75 cl case Awards: 87 RP

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BODEGA VIÑAGUAREÑA D.O. TORO D.O. TORO ESTATE WINERY OWN PRODUCTION 40 HECTARES CONTINENTAL CLIMATE

“We want to stay true to our roots and values to produce the best Toro” Juan José Calvo (director)

Viñaguareña winery is located in the heart of the D.O. known as “Toro‘s Golden Mile.” Viñaguareña winery’s story started in 1999 with the construction of a contemporary building equipped with the most modern technology for wine-making thanks to the initiative of a group of local businessmen who were passionate about quality wines. The secret of Viñaguareña wines is the selection of grapes coming from the winery’s over- 25- year-old vineyards. The wine, which is produced with the latest techniques of wine-making, is fermented in stainless steel tanks of reduced capacity, between 15.000 and 30.000 liters. The winery is equipped with temperature control systems, exploitation of gravity for the transportation of grapes, barrel storage room buried underground for the temperature and humidity control, laboratory with all the necessary measuring equipment for the control of winemaking etc. All this combined with an ideal location for the cultivation of the vine, on the banks of the river Guarenya. The vineyards – stretched over 40 hectares - are located at minimum 700 meters and maximum 1,100 meters altitude. All of them are planted 100% with the autochthonous grape variety “Tinta de Toro.”

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SOURCING THE EARTH 2013-14 MUNIA ROBLE D.O.: Toro Grape Varieties: Tinta de Toro100% Age of the vineyard : 20 years old Oak 4 months in French oak (70%) and American oak (30%) Vineyard: 20 hectares Type of soil: sandstone and limestone Production: 40.000 bottles Packaging: 12 bottles 75 cl Awards: 87 RP

IDUNA BLANCO D.O.: Toro Grape Varieties: Verdejo 100% Age of the vineyard : 80+ years old Oak 4 months in French Vineyard: 3 hectares Type of soil: sandstone and limestone Production: 5.000 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl Designed by Joquin Berao (famous jewellery maker in Spain) Awards:90 RP

MUNIA CRIANZA D.O.: Toro Grape Varieties: Tinta de Toro100% Age of the vineyard : 40 years old Oak 12 months in French Vineyard: 20hectares Type of soil: sandstone and limestone Production: 80.000 bottles Packaging: 12 bottles 75 cl Awards:89 RP

PICTON D.O.: Toro Grape Varieties: Tinta de Toro100% Age of the vineyard : 80+ years old Oak 11 months in French Vineyard: 3 hectares Type of soil: sandstone and limestone Production: 5.000 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl special individual box Awards:92 RP

MUNIA ESPECIAL D.O.: Toro Grape Varieties: Tinta de Toro100% Age of the vineyard : 20 years old Oak 11 months in French Vineyard: 8 hectares Type of soil: sandstone and limestone Production: 5.000 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl Awards: 91 RP

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EL GRILLO Y LA LUNA D.O. SOMONTANO ESTATE WINERY OWN PRODUCTION 20 HECTARES MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATE FAMILY-RUN ORGANIC VITICULTURE

“The vineyard is the heart of our wines” Roberto Pan (owner) El Grillo y La Luna was born out of a dream of two families who, after several generations working on the land, decided to make their dream a reality. At the smallest winery in Somontano with an extraordinary terroir, and the collaboration of Michel Rolland, we create complex wines with personality; wines that convey the spirit of the land, from which they come. A great vineyard is one that maintains a perfect balance between the soil, the plant and the area's microclimate. The different combinations of these three elements make up the grape's personality. We have chosen vineyards in different areas of Somontano and different types of soils for the same variety of vine. The vineyards have good drainage and little organic matter in order to avoid too much vigour and to preserve a balance between kilo yield and leaf surface. The vines are aerated and kept dry to avoid diseases. They are north-south facing to ensure that the clusters receive equal amounts of sun for consistent ripening. The early varieties are grown in the higher areas and the later ripening varieties in the lower areas. A large number of micro-climates in Somontano means that varieties from many different origins can be grown. With this wide range of possibilities, the only remaining task is to choose the soils and the micro-climates that are best suited for each one.

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SOURCING THE EARTH 2013-14 12 LUNAS WHITE D.O.: SOMONTANO Grape Varieties:  7% Gewürztraminer, 93% Chardonnay. Aging:  3 months in Inox tank with lees. Age of the vineyard : years old Vineyard: 4 hectares Type of soil: clay-calcareous soils Production: 7.000 BOTTLES Packaging:  6 btls of 75 cl Awards:

GRILLO D.O.: SOMONTANO Grape Varieties:  44% Syrah, 35% Carbernet Sauvignon, 14%Garnacha, 7% Merlot Aging:  13 months old fine grain French oak Age of the vineyard : years old Vineyard: 12 hectares Type of soil: limestone-chalk, limestone-clay, alluvial-gravel Production: 93 x 225 litre barrels Packaging:  6 btls of 75 cl Awards:

12 LUNAS ROSE D.O.: SOMONTANO Grape Varieties:  100% Syrah Aging: 3 months in Inox tank with lees. Age of the vineyard : years old Vineyard: 5 hectares Type of soil: clay-calcareous soils with pebbles Production: 5.000 bottles Packaging:  6 btls of 75 cl Awards:

GRILLO SP D.O.: SOMONTANO Grape Varieties:  51% Syrah, 49% Carbernet Sauvignon Aging:  16 months old fine grain French oak Age of the vineyard : years old Vineyard: 2 hectares Type of soil: clay-calcareous soils, alluvial-gravel Production: 1000 bottleslitre barrels Packaging:  6 btls of 75 cl Awards:

12 LUNAS RED D.O.: SOMONTANO Grape Varieties:  50% Tempranillo, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah, 5% Garnacha. Aging:  9 months iin 2nd or 3rd use French oak barrels Age of the vineyard : years old Vineyard: 20 Hectares Type of soil: clay-calcareous soils with pebbles Production: 30.000botles Packaging:  6 btls of 75 cl Awards:

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VIÑAS DEL CÁMBRICO D.O.P SIERRA DE SALAMANCA/V.T. DE LEÓN ESTATE WINERY OWN PRODUCTION 20 HECTARES CONTINENTAL CLIMATE FAMILY-RUN BIO CERTIFIED BIO-DYNAMIC

“It has taken us many years of studies to learn more about the forgotten Rufete and Calabres grapes” Fernando Maillo (owner) “Viñas del Cámbrico” winery sits in the heart of the national park “Sierra de Francia” and produces wines of intense aromatic quality. Sierra de Francia is a breath-taking mountainous region, hidden away in a forgotten corner of southwestern Castilla y León. Cámbrico is situated at 2600-2950 feet, where the conditions are ideal for obtaining grapes of extraordinary quality. The winery produces two main varieties: Tempranillo and Rufete, little known variety close to Pinot Noir and brought to the region by Burgundian settlers over 400 years ago. Wines are all made from old vines (40 to 110 years) planted on terraces of granite and slate soil, formed during the Cambrian Age (about 500 million years ago). In addition to manual harvesting, all grapes are locally grown and farmed organically. So far Cámbrico Rufete is the only wine in the world made 100% out of Rufete. Some wine collectors consider this wine to be one of the top 5 Spanish wines. For others, it is a Spanish wine with a better mouth expression. This winery is certified with the Bio label and is carrying out a lot of research in order to gain a greater knowledge about these forgotten grapes. Cámbrico Rufete has been named by Spanish Distributor Quim Vila as one of most interesting wines in their portfolio

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SOURCING THE EARTH 2013-14 575 UVAS D.O.: Vino de la Tierra de Castila y León Grape Varieties: 90% Rufete 6% Calabrés 4% Tempranillo Oak: 17 months, French Age of the vineyard : 65 years old Vineyard: total of 3 hectares Type of soil: clay-calcareous soils with pebbles Production: 3.000 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl Awards: 88 RP

RUFETE D.O.: Vino de la Tierra de Castila y León Grape Varieties: Rufete 100% Age of the vineyard: 60 – 110 years old Vineyard: 10 hectares Type of soil: granite and slate that were formed during the Cambrian Age Production: 5.000 bottles Packaging and units per box: 6 bottles 75 cl/Wooden box Awards:92 RP

TEMPRANILLO D.O.: Vino de la Tierra de Castila y León Grape Varieties: Tempranillo 100% Age of the vineyard: 60-110 years old Vineyard: 5 hectares Type of soil: granite and slate that were formed during the Cambrian Age Production: 1.552 bottles Packaging and units per box: 6 bottles 75 cl/Wooden box Awards: 93RP

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BODEGAS FOS D.O.C. RIOJA ESTATE WINERY OWN PRODUCTION 25 HECTARES CONTINENTAL CLIMATE FAMILY-RUN

“Rioja is the past but also the future” Ignacio Murua (wine maker)

This relatively new family-owned winery hosted in the estate of Finca Vialba is located in the so-called “Golden Mile” area of Rioja, just in front of the “Marques de Riscal” winery. The estate, surrounded by its own vineyards, has several different zones dedicated to wine elaboration, aging, bottling and warehouse. The vineyard of approximately 20 hectares is more than 70 years old and consists of Tempranillo (predominantly) and a few Graciano and Viura grapes. Under the leadership of the new management Bodegas Fos has been able to create a good quality wine and to demonstrate that Rioja is still the leading wine area in Spain producing modern wines with a lot of common sense. The enologist is Mr. Murua, a well-known person in Rioja. The philosophy of this small winery it based on keeping up with the tradition while looking into the future, thus proposing a new approach to the traditional Rioja wine-making style.

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SOURCING THE EARTH 2013-14 FOS CRIANZA D.O.: Rioja Grape Varieties:Tempranillo 90% Graciano 10% Oak 12 month Age of the vineyard : 25-50 years old Vineyard: 25 hectares Type of soil: Sandy loam Production:30.000 bottles Packaging: 12 bottles 75 cl Awards:

FOS RESERVA D.O.: Rioja Grape Varieties:Tempranillo 90% Graciano 10% Oak 18 month Age of the vineyard : 25-50 years old Vineyard: 17 hectares Type of soil: Sandy loam Production:10.000 bottles Packaging: 12 bottles 75 cl Awards:

FOS BLANCO D.O.: Rioja Grape Varieties:VIURA Oak 4 month Age of the vineyard : 25-50 years old Vineyard: 3 hectares Type of soil: Sandy loam Production:4.000 bottles Packaging: 12 bottles 75 cl Awards:

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BODEGAS NAVAJAS D.O.C. RIOJA ESTATE WINERY OWN PRODUCTION 200 HECTARES CONTINENTAL CLIMATE FAMILY-RUN

"There are times when nothing can replace all the wisdom of the palate, a whole universe around a bottle.” Antonio Navajas (owner) Bodegas Navajas is a family winery situated in the village of Navarrete, in the heart of the D.O.C. Rioja. The winery was first founded in 1918 as Bodegas Arjona. The Navajas family acquired a share in the business in 1978, and in 1983 they become the winery’s sole shareholder, changing its name to Bodegas Navajas. Since its foundation, winery aspired to be faithful to their principle of “making quality wines”. Wine production begins in the vineyard itself. Depending on its situation and soil type, each plot and each grape variety is carefully looked after with a view to the wine that will finally be obtained, because they believe that the “quality begins in the vineyard.” Bodegas Navajas produces white, rosé and especially red wines, some of which are bottled as young wines and the rest as Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva wines. This is a traditional Rioja winery that has been reinventing itself by modernizing its facilities in order to keep up with the new trends and technologies and continue to produce high-quality wines. The winery has barrel ageing cellars with the capacity of 10.000 barrels, and a bottle ageing cellar for 200.000 bottles, both of which are equipped with the latest technology.

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SOURCING THE EARTH 2013-14 NAVAJAS CRIANZA D.O.: La Rioja Grape Varieties: 95% Tempranillo, 5% Mazuelo Aging: 12 months in a French and American oak barrels. Age of the vineyard : 25 years old. Vineyard: 20 hectares Type of soil:  chalky clay, iron clay and alluvial Production:  400.000 btls Packaging:   6 or 12 btl of 75cl. Awards:

NAVAJAS WHITE D.O.: La Rioja Grape Varieties: 100% Viura Age of the vineyard : 25 years old. Vineyard:  15 hectares Type of soil:  chalky clay, iron clay and alluvial Production: 200.000 Packaging:  6 or 12 btls of 75 cl Awards:

NAVAJAS RESERVA D.O.: La Rioja Grape Varieties: 95% Tempranillo, 5% Mazuelo Aging: 20 months in new French and American oak barrels. Age of the vineyard : 20-30 years old Vineyard:  20 hectares Type of soil: chalky clay, iron clay and alluvial Production: 200.000 btls Packaging: 6 or 12 btls of 75cl Awards:

NAVAJAS WHITE CRIANZA D.O.: La Rioja Grape Varieties: 100% Viura Aging: 6 months in a French and American oak barrels. Age of the vineyard : 25 years old. Vineyard: 10 hectares Type of soil: chalky clay, iron clay and alluvial Production: 5.000 btls Packaging:  6 or 12 btls of 75 cl Awards:

NAVAJAS GRAN RESERVA D.O.: La Rioja Grape Varieties: 85% Tempranillo, 10%Graciano, 5% Mazuelo Aging: 24 months in a French and American oak barrels which are 3 years old. Age of the vineyard : 35 years old Vineyard: 20 hectares Type of soil: chalky clar, iron and alluvial Production: 10.000 btls  Packaging:   6 btls of 75 cl Awards:

NAVAJAS YOUNG RED D.O.: La Rioja Grape Varieties: 95% Tempranillo, 5% Mazuelo. Age of the vineyard : 20-30 years old Vineyard: 20 hectares. Type of soil:  chalky clay, iron clay adn alluvial Production:  500.000 btls Packaging:  6 or 12 btls of 75cl Awards:

NAVAJAS YOUNG ROSÉ D.O.: La Rioja Grape Varieties: 50% Tempranillo, 50% Viura Age of the vineyard : 25 years old. Vineyard:  15 hectares Type of soil:  chalky clay, iron clay and alluvial Production: 200.000 Packaging:  6 or 12 btls of 75 cl Awards:

NAVAJAS RESERVA DE LA FAMILIA D.O.: La Rioja Grape Varieties: 95% Tempranillo, 5% Mazuelo Aging:  Age of the vineyard : Vineyard:  Type of soil:  Production:  Packaging:  6 btls of 75 cl Awards:

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BODEGAS TAMPESTA D.O. TIERRAS DE LEON ESTATE WINERY OWN PRODUCTION 20 HECTARES ATLANTIC CLIMATE FAMILY-RUN ORGANIC VITICULTURE

“We wanted to proof that our local Prieto Picudo can also be a traditional modern grape ” Noelia de paz (owner) In the year 2000, the De Paz Tampesta brothers decided to focus on the viticultural tradition of the Valdevimbre region, which is in the south of the province of León. This region has the greatest amount of vineyards with the native “Cult” grape, Prieto Picudo which dominates the image and personal character of the D.O. Tierra de León wines. This varietal is distinguished by its densely packed grape clusters and its pine nut-shaped grapes, with a blue-black skin; with such an intensely fruity expression that it seems like a fragrance on the vine. This varietal gives a well-structured wine, intense, concentrated and very aromatic.The winery at Bodegas Tampesta merges into the natural caves that have existed for centuries in the region. Modern technology, paired with the history of the vineyards at Las Lagunillas, an area known for the quality of the terroir, help create wines with the Prieto Picudo grape that are both unique and special.Add winemakers Noelia de Paz and the “hipster” winemaker Raul Perez to the equation and the result is amazing;wines very well handcrafted and of limited production.

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SOURCING THE EARTH 2013-14 MANEKI BLANCO D.O.: Tierra de León Grape Varieties: 100% Albarín Age of the vineyard : 15 years old Vineyard: total of 2 hectares Type of soil: Arcillous and calcareous, stony and slate. Production: 6.000 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl

TAMPESTA TINTO ROBLE. D.O.: Tierra de León Grape Varieties: Prieto Picudo Oak 6 months Age of the vineyard : 15 years old Vineyard: total of 12 hectares Type of soil: arcillous and calcareous stony slate Production: 30.000 bottles Packaging: 12 bottles 75 cl

GOLAN TINTO ROBLE D.O.: Tierra de León Grape Varieties: Prieto Picudo Oak 12 months Age of the vineyard : 40 years old Vineyard: 4 hectares Type of soil: arcillous and calcareous stony slate Production: 10.000 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl

TAMPESTA IMELDA D.O.: Tierra de León Grape Varieties: Prieto Picudo Oak 15 months Age of the vineyard : 50-70 years old Vineyard: 4 hectares Type of soil: arcillous and calcareous stony slate Production: 8.000 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl Awards: 90 RP

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BODEGAS MENGOBA D.O. TIERRAS DE LEON D.O. BIERZO ESTATE WINERY OWN PRODUCTION 15 HECTARES ATLANTIC CLIMATE FAMILY-RUN ORGANIC VITICULTURE

“The land knows nothing of the medals… and nature is our only prize” Gregory Perez (owner) The Mengoba Vineyards span over Espanillo, Valtuille, Villafranca de El Bierzo and Carracedo. Vineyards work is entirely artisan, and the French-born owner, Gregory Pérez, takes great pride in that. They are even ploughed by cows, a very unusual practice nowadays in Spain. This, together with green pruning and integrated agricultural treatments, ensures that the grapevines only receive products when there is significant risk of diseases. Furthermore, the high altitude where grapes are grown, and the wind streams they receive greatly reduce the need for treatments. Gregory Perez began his wine-making career at the highly reputed Chateau Cos d'Estournel. He then brought this valuable experience gained in Bordeaux to the areas of Tierra de Castilla and Bierzo. His latest project is The Preto, just east of the Bierzo area. It is noteworthy that Gregory ´s wines were selected by the famous El Bulli restaurant, even though Gregory – as a matter of principle - does not present his wines to competitions or wine gurus, he knows what he is doing...

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SOURCING THE EARTH 2013-14 BREZO BLANCO D.O.: Bierzo Grape Varieties: Doña Blanca and Godello Age of the vineyard : 25 years old Vineyard: total of 1,5 hectares Type of soil: varied from plot to plot, arcillous and calcareous in Valtuille and Villafranca, stony in Carradedo and slate in Espanillo. Production: 2.000 bottles Packaging: 12 bottles 75 cl special case

PRETO FINCA LA SILVERA D.O.: Tierras de León Grape Varieties: Prieto Picudo Oak 18 months Age of the vineyard : 80 years old Vineyard: total of 12 hectares Type of soil: Boulder Production: 3.000 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl

BREZO TINTO D.O.: Bierzo Grape Varieties: Mencia Age of the vineyard : 50 years old Vineyard: total of 15 hectares Type of soil: varied from plot to plot, arcillous and sandy Production: 46.000 bottles Packaging: 12 bottles 75 cl special case

PRETO D.O.: Tierras de León Grape Varieties: Prieto Picudo Oak 3 months Age of the vineyard :20 years old Vineyard: total of 12 hectares Type of soil: clay-calcareous pebbles Production: 6.000 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl

MENGOBA BLANCO D.O.: Bierzo Grape Varieties: Doña Blanca and Godello Age of the vineyard : 25 years old Vineyard: total of 1,5 hectares Type of soil: varied from plot to plot, arcillous and calcareous in Valtuille and Villafranca, stony in Carradedo and slate in Espanillo. Production: 16.000 bottles Packaging: 12 bottles 75 cl

ESTALADIÑA D.O.: Table Wine Grape Varieties: Estaladiña Oak 10 months Age of the vineyard :25 years old Vineyard: total of 12 hectares Type of soil: clay-Boulders Production: 1.300 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl

PRETO ROSADO D.O.: Tierras de León Grape Varieties: Prieto Picudo Oak 3 months Age of the vineyard : 30 years old Vineyard: total of 12 hectares Type of soil: clay-calcareous pebbles Production: 13.000 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl

MENCIA DE ESPANILLO D.O.: Bierzo Grape Varieties: Mencia Oak. 11 months Age of the vineyard : 80 years old Vineyard: total of 1,5 hectares Type of soil: decomposed slate worked in artisan way with cows. Production: 9.000 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl

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BODEGAS RAUL PEREZ/ CASTRO VENTOSA D.O. BIERZO D.O. RIBERA SACRA, D.O. RIAS BAIXAS ESTATE WINERY OWN PRODUCTION 75 HECTARES ATLANTIC CLIMATE FAMILY-RUN ORGANIC VITICULTURE

“I just do what my family has been doing since the beginning” Raul Perez (owner) Raul Perez hardly needs any introduction - it is the star wine-maker in Spain (and maybe in the world?) right now. Raúl Pérez was born into a winemaking family, Castro Ventosa, founded by the Perez family in 1752 and the family owns the estate ever since. The Perez family owns 75 hectares of Mencía vineyards in Bierzo making them the biggest owners of this variety within the Bierzo D.O. Raúl grew up developing his own ideas and values while working at the family winery until 2003 when he began his own project: Bodegas y Viñedos Raúl Pérez. They produce extra limited, hand-crafted, artisan wines. In any given vintage, Raúl can extract all the virtues of a place and leave behind the defects. Sketch, El Pecado… each wine is a masterpiece by itself.  Raúl Pérez is one of Spain’s finest winemakers. His wines are unique so some wine trade veterans trust he is among a handful of the best winemakers in the world. As his virtuous winemaking talent has become widely known, many winemakers now seek to collaborate with him. Selling most of his wines “en primeur” we are lucky to represent him in Singapore and South Korea so far.

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SOURCING THE EARTH 2013-14 EL CASTRO DE VALTUILLE JOVEN D.O.: Bierzo Grape Varieties: 100% Mencia Oak: None Age of the vineyard : 25 years old Vineyard: total of 20 hectares Type of soil: Sandy Chalk Production: 150.000 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl Awards: 90 Parker

EL CASTRO DE VALTUILLE D.O.: Bierzo Grape Varieties: Mencia Oak:14 month French Age of the vineyard : 25-50 years old Vineyard: total of 5 hectares Type of soil: Sandy Chalk Production: 19.000 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl Awards: 92 Parker

RARA AVIS D.O.: VT Castilla Leon Grape Varieties: 100% Albarin Oak:12 month French Age of the vineyard : over 60 years old Vineyard: total of 1 hectare Type of soil: Limestone Production: 150 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl Awards: 94 Parker

SKETCH D.O.: Rias baixas Grape Varieties: 100%Albari単o Oak: 12 Month/Aged in bottles underwater Age of the vineyard : 40 years old Vineyard: total of 1 hectare Type of soil: Granite Production: 600 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl Awards: 93/96 Parker

VALTUILLE CEPAS CENTENARIAS D.O.: Bierzo Grape Varieties: Mencia 95%, Bastardo 3%, Others 2% Oak:11-14 month French Age of the vineyard : over 90 years old Vineyard: total of 1,5 hectares Type of soil: Sandy Chalk Production: 3.500 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl Awards: 94 Parker

LA PENITENCIA D.O.: Ribeira Sacra Grape Varieties: 185% Mencia, 10% Ciano, 5% Bastardo. Oak:12 month French Age of the vineyard : over 100 years old Vineyard: total of 1 hectare Type of soil: Slate stone ,Chalk Production: 650 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl Awards: 92/95 Parker

ULTREIA DE VALTUILLE D.O.: Bierzo Grape Varieties: 100%Mencia Oak:12 month French Age of the vineyard : over 90 years old Vineyard: total of 1 hectare Type of soil: Sandy Chalk Production: 1.500 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl Awards: 95/98+ Parker

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EL PECADO D.O.: Ribeira Sacra Grape Varieties: 85% Mencia, 10% Cai単o, 5% Bastardo Oak:12 month French Age of the vineyard : over 100 years old Vineyard: total of 1 hectare Type of soil:Slate stone ,Chalk Production: 1.200 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl Awards: 91/98 Parker

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BODEGAS BORDOY D.O. PLA I LLEVANT ESTATE WINERY OWN PRODUCTION 20 HECTARES MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATE FAMILY-RUN

“Mallorca was a famous wine-producing area - we aspire to revive this reputation with our wines” Miquel Sastre Bordoy (owner)

Miquel Sastre Bordoy founded Bodegas Bordoy in March 2002. It is a family-owned company with a very peculiar man at the helm. Most people retire when they reach the age of 60 or 70, but not Bordoy. He is an entrepreneur who decided to spend his quietest years cultivating grapevines on his estate. He wants to craft and produce a highly respectable Mallorcan wine. His family helps him in this dream, which is now coming true. The winery and the area around it are spectacular. What used to be two ancient but deteriorated thoroughfares (now restored), have now become the winery, where Bodegas Bordoy wines are crafted. The entire peak of the cliff has been planted with local trees and vegetation, and two winemaking buildings have been installed: a covered one which houses the vintage and reserve wines, and another which houses the young wine. The landscape is eye-catching: you can glimpse over all the vineyards with the chapel of the Sa Torre estate in the background next to Puig d’en Ros hill. On the territory of 20 hectares that they have, Bordoy is growing Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Chardonnay along with indigenous grapes, Callet and Prensal Blanc, producing a very good wine and at a very good price, compared with the other Mallorcan wines.The area is just 4 Km away from the sea and is under Pla I Llevant Mallorca D.O. A pure juice from the Mediterranean sea.

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SOURCING THE EARTH 2013-14 SA ROTA AĂ‘ADA D.O.: Pla i Llevant, Mallorca Grape Varieties:Cabernet Sauvigon. Oak 4 month Age of the vineyard :15 years old Vineyard: 10 hectares Type of soil: Sandy Limestone Rock Production:30.000 bottles Packaging: 12 bottles 75 cl Awards:CHALLENGE INTERNATIONAL BRONZE MEDAL

SA ROTA CRIANZA D.O.: Pla i Llevant, Mallorca Grape Varieties:Cabernet Sauvigon, Merlot, Syrah,Callet . Oak 12 month Age of the vineyard :15 years old Vineyard: Oak of 20 hectares Type of soil: Sandy Limestone Rock Production:20.000 bottles Packaging: 12 bottles 75 cl Awards: MUNDUS VINI GOLD MEDAL GERMANY

SA ROTA BLANCO D.O.: Pla i Llevant, Mallorca Grape Varieties:Chardonnay,Prensal Blanc Age of the vineyard :15 years old Vineyard: 3 hectares Type of soil: Sandy Limestone Rock Production:8.000 bottles Packaging: 12 bottles 75 cll Awards: CONCOURS MONDILA BRUXELLES GOLD MEDAL

SA ROTA ROSADO D.O.: Pla i Llevant, Mallorca Grape Varieties:Cabernet Sauvigon.Merlot, Syrah. Age of the vineyard :15 years old Vineyard: 20 hectares Type of soil: Sandy Limestone Rock Production:10.000 bottles Packaging: 12 bottles 75 cl Awards:

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VINYES I VINS CA SA PADRINA D.O. BINISSALEM D.O. BINISSALEM ESTATE WINERY OWN PRODUCTION 10 HECTARES CONTINENTAL CLIMATE FAMILY-RUN ORGANIC VITICULTURE

“These wines represent the soul of our enchanting land” Andreu Suñer (owner)

“Montenegro” is the name of the wine produced by Gonzales-Suñer at Ca Sa Padrina, evoking the name of the main grape variety of this wine - Mantonegro. The winery is located in the DO Binissalem-Mallorca, in the mountainous village of Sencelles (Sencellas), central Mallorca. Ca Sa Padrina winery was founded in 1999 by biologist and wine grower, Andreu Suñer, together with the physician and winemaker, Jesus Gonzalez. Montenegro is their first wine and was first produced and marketed in 2002. They own 9 hectares of vineyards, planted on sandy soils covered with pebbles. This type of soil originates from the Tertiary era, and is very common in the center of the island. Andreu’s and Jesus’ goal is to produce quality, balanced wines that bring out the fruit flavor and minimize the oak influence and which are made predominantly with indigenous grapes (like Mantonegro and Callet for the red, and Moll, also known as Prensal Blanc, for the white), sometimes blended with more international grape varieties. The production is carefully controlled in the vineyard and in the cellar. Low yield adjusted to 2.5 kilos per vine allows them to keep only the best bunches. The harvest is done 80% manually. The different varieties are vinified separately, then fermented in temperature- controlled stainless steel tanks prior to blending and ageing, which takes place in French, American, Hungarian and Bulgarian oak barrels (10% new to ensure minimal oak influence).

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MONTENEGRO D.O.: Binissalem Grape Varieties: 75% Mantonegro,20% 25% Merlot, Callet ,Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon Oak 7-9 months Age of the vineyard : 15-30 years old Vineyard: total of 9 hectares Type of soil: sandy soils with pebbles. Production: 10.000 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl case Awards:

MOLLET D.O.: Binissalem Grape Varieties: Prensal Blanc or Moll 80% Chardonnay 20% Oak :n/a Age of the vineyard : 10 years old Vineyard: total of 3 hectares Type of soil: clay-calcareous soils with pebbles Production: 3.000 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl case Awards:

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ANIMA NEGRA D.O. ISLAS BALEARES D.O. BINISSALEM ESTATE WINERY OWN PRODUCTION 70 HECTARES CONTINENTAL CLIMATE FAMILY-RUN ORGANIC VITICULTURE

“Our wine making is nothing more than a continuation of our ancestral activity” Miquel Angel (owner)

Situated in the south-east of Mallorca, ÀN Negra winery produces its wines in the old country estate of Son Burguera close to the town of Felanitx. The buildings date back to the 13th century and have always incorporated an area for wine making in order to supply wine to local people living in or near the estate.  The cultivation of vines has been a constant feature over the centuries, contributing greatly to the Mediterranean island landscape, and has resulted in wine becoming an emblematic product of Mallorcan gastronomy. The first production was initially made exploiting the existing infrastructure of the old estate buildings. Since then, the improvement of the winery’s buildings has been constant and has been considered an indispensable condition for the making of quality wines. The respect shown to the individual features of the soil and the cultivation of the indigenous varieties (manto negre, fogoneu, prensal and, above all, callet) has formed the basis of winery’s philosophy in the way they approach viticulture and this is reflected in the wine itself.  This philosophy aims to revive the original significance of an “appellation d’origine” as it was first conceived in France in the 1920s, in the sense that wines should be made to reveal their own personality. Born of the unique symbiosis of the climate, the land and the indigenous varieties, these inimitable wines are honest and distinctive and challenge the current trend of producing impersonal wine.  It is this premise, together with the aim of offering a product of the highest quality, that marks the day-to-day running of ÀN Negra.

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AN/2 D.O.: Binissalem Grape Varieties: 65% callet, 20% mantonegre and fogoneu, 15% syrah Oak 13 months 30%American 70%French Age of the vineyard : 20/40 years old Vineyard: total of 40 hectares Type of soil: Calcareous silt with iron oxide Production: 200.000 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl case Awards: 91/92 RP

AN D.O.: Binissalem Grape Varieties: : 95% callet, 5% mantonegre and fogoneu Oak :18 month French Age of the vineyard : 40-60 years old Vineyard: total of 20 hectares Type of soil: Calcareous silt with iron oxide, pebles Production: 25.000 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl case Awards: 92/93 RP

SON NEGRE D.O.: Binissalem Grape Varieties: 95% Callet, 5% Mantonegre and Fogoneu Oak :18 month French Age of the vineyard : over 60 years old Vineyard: total of 1 hectares Type of soil:Vermell with sand and gravel Production: 1.000 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl case Awards: 94 RP

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PROPIEDAD VITÍCOLA CASA CASTILLO D.O JUMILLA ESTATE WINERY OWN PRODUCTION 200 HECTARES CONTINENTAL/MEDITERRANEAN FAMILY-RUN ORGANIC VITICULTURE

“A purely Mediterranean experience” (José Maria Vicente, owner) The Vitícola Casa Castillo estate is a family-owned property dedicated to the cultivation of the 200 hectares vineyard and the elaboration of wine at the family winery. This region, known as El Altiplano de Jumilla (The Plateau of Jumilla), enjoys a continental climate soothed by the proximity of the Mediterranean Sea. The cultivation of the autochthonous Monastrell variety, as well as the Garnacha and Syrah varieties, takes place under the best weather conditions. The desired grape quality is achieved year after year through a close monitoring of the entire vegetative cycle, the application of the integrated production system on the fields and a strict control in the wine cellar. Grapes are elaborated according to the characteristics, the quality and the uniqueness of each area. The low production and the high concentration of the vineyards are the result of the singularity of this area, the dryness, and the low temperatures. All these features ensure, in a natural way, the intense color of the wines, their rich fruit bouquets, as well as the body and the structure required for their ageing in French oak barrels. Wines born in a unique landscape, wines inspired in the autochthonous philosophy, wines created to enjoy and give pleasure to our senses…

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SOURCING THE EARTH 2013-14 EL MOLAR D.O.: Jumilla Grape Varieties: 100% Garnacha Aging: 12 months in fudres. Age of the vineyard :30 years old Vineyard: 15 Hectares Type of soil: sandy and not-grafted covered by big stone. Unirrigation. Production: 15.000 bottles Packaging:  6 bottles 75 cl  Awards:

VALTOSCA D.O.: Jumilla Grape Varieties: 100% Syrah Aging: 14 months in a French oak barrels of 500l (80%) and American oak arrels of 225l (20%) Age of the vineyard : 25 years old Vineyard: 28 hectares. Type of soil: sandy not grafted soil covered by limestone Production:  80.000 bottles Packaging:  10 bottles 75 cl and 150cl. Awards: 91 RP, 94 Points Guia Peñín

LAS GRAVAS D.O.: Jumilla Grape Varieties: 80% Monastrell, 10% Syrah, 10 Granacha. Aging: 18 months in new French oak barrels. Age of the vineyard :25-50 years old Vineyard: 20 Hectares Type of soil: Stony soil Production: 18.000 bottles Packaging:  6 bottles 75 cl  Awards: 94 RP, 93 Points Guia Peñín

CASA CASTILLO MONASTRELL D.O.: Jumilla Grape Varieties: 100% Monastrell Aging: 6 months in a French oak barrels (80%) 500l and American oak barrels (20%) 225l.. Age of the vineyard : 25 years old. Vineyard: Valey occupies an area of 120 hectares. Type of soil: sandy not grafted soil covered by limestone Production: 150.000 bottles Packaging:  6 bottles 75 cl and 150cl. Awards:  90 Points Stephen Tanzer’s “International Wine Cellar”, 91 Points Guia Peñín

CASA CASTILLO PIE FRANCO D.O.: Jumilla Grape Varieties: 100% Monastrell Aging: 18 months in a new French oak barrels Age of the vineyard : 90+ years old Vineyard: 12 hectares. Type of soil: Stony soil with Limestone Production:  8.000bottles Packaging:  10 bottles 75 cl and 150cl. Awards:  95 Points Guia Peñín

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PAGO DE LOS BALANCINES D.O. RIBERA DEL GUADIANA CRASH WINES VT EXTREMADURA ESTATE WINERY OWN PRODUCTION 80 HECTARES CONTINENTAL /ATLANTIC CLIMATE BIO CERTIFICATION IN PROCCESS

“Pago los Balancines is all about culture, nature and attention to detail. Crash Wines - wines to enjoy� Pedro Mercado (owner and managing director)

Pago los Balancines was founded in 2006 by a group of wine enthusiasts, who have now succeeded in their determination to make a mark with outstanding wines from this emerging area of Extremadura in the far west of Spain. The D.O. Ribera del Guadiana was officially created in 1999. Pago los Balancines has a commitment to offer wines of great value comparable to the standard of any other wine region in Spain. To this end they work to the highest levels of quality, not only at the winery but also in the vineyard where neither effort nor resources are spared to achieve a superb raw material - grapes. Without these, the aim of producing outstanding wines with subtle nuances and positioned against a benchmark of quality, would not be viable. The vineyards are located in Balancines, a zone which gave the winery its name. This unique place is nestled between two mountains at an altitude of 400 meters making this area an ideal place for growing the varieties used in these wines. Expertise, great effort and continuous quality control provide the winery with the best grapes, all of which are hand-picked. Rigour and dedication are also present throughout the vinification process: regular tastings of each varietal batch and selection of the best barrels ensure the perfect blend for the wines.

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SOURCING THE EARTH 2013-14 CRASH RED D.O.: VT Extremadura Grape Varieties: Garnacha Tintorera, Tempranillo & Syrah Aging: 6 months in cement Age of the vineyard :10-40 years old Vineyard: total of 80 hectares Type of soil: stony, clayey and  chalky Production: 100.000 bottles Packaging:  6 75 cl /collection of 6 different labels Awards:     CRASH WHITE D.O.: VT Extremadura Grape Varieties: Verdejo & Chardonnay Aging:  Age of the vineyard :10-40 years old Vineyard: total of 80 hectares Type of soil: stoney, clayey and  chalky Production: 30.000 bottles Packaging:  6 75 cl /collection of 6 different labels Awards:    

PAGO LOS BALANCINES HUNICO D.O.: VT Extremadura Grape Varieties:  Tempranillo & Syrah Aging: 5 months French oak Age of the vineyard :10-40 years old Vineyard: total of 80 hectares Type of soil: stony, clayey and  chalky Production: 50.000 bottles Packaging:  6 75 cl  Awards:     PAGO LOS BALANCINES HUNO D.O.: Ribera del Guadiana Grape Varieties:  Garnacha Tintorera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo & Syrah Aging: 12 months French oak Age of the vineyard :20-40 years old Vineyard: total of 80 hectares Type of soil: stony, clayey and  chalky Production: 15.000 bottles Packaging:  6 75 cl  Awards::  Gold Medal Concourse Mondiale de Bruxelles, Silver Medal International Wines and Spirits Competition, 93 points Peñin Guide     PAGO LOS BALANCINES MATANEGRA D.O.: Ribera del Guadiana Grape Varieties:  Garnacha Tintorera, Cabernet Sauvignon & Tempranillo Aging: 18 months French oak Age of the vineyard :20-60 years old Vineyard: total of 80 hectares Type of soil: stony, clayey and  chalky Production: 40.000 bottles Packaging:  6 75 cl  Awards:  96 points Peñin Guide

CRASH PINK D.O.: VT Extremadura Grape Varieties: Garnacha & Tempranillo Aging:  Age of the vineyard :10-40 years old Vineyard: total of 80 hectares Type of soil: stoney, clayey and  chalky Production: 15.000 bottles Packaging:  6 75 cl /collection of 6 different labels Awards:  

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BODEGAS NAVARRO D.O. MONTILLA-MORILES OWN PRODUCTION 75 HECTARES MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATE FAMILY-RUN CRIADERA SOLERA SYSTEM

“Wine is health. Our wines are Life” Miguel Herrador (owner)

Bodegas Navarro winery was founded in 1830 by Jose Antonio Navarro who brought into the project the accumulated expertise of many generations of elaborating Montilla-Moriles wines. According to ancient writings, the Montilla-Moriles wine producing tradition dates as far back as the 8th Century B.C. and the pre Greco-Roman Mediterranean civilizations. José Antonio Navarro employed this ancient traditional process, combining it with contemporary technology when setting up his winery. These wines, elaborated with the best grapes found in the vineyards of the Montilla-Moriles region, are the fruit of a characteristically soft and dense terrain, giving the wine its own special personality. The fact that the emplacement of a great part of the vineyards is on a white hilly terrain called ‘alberos’ or ‘albarizas’, in the south of Cordoba’s province, is not by chance. The ‘albarizas’ are soils rich in calcium carbonate (limestone) with topsoil and subsoil made up of soft marl, poor in natural organic matter, not very fertile, and with a simple mineral composition – mostly lime and silica - with a layered and lumpy structure and a low proportion of chloride and sulphate. The subsoil has a high humidity retaining capacity (around 30%).

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SOURCING THE EARTH 2013-14 FINO ANDALUCIA D.O.: Montilla-Moriles Grape Varieties: 100% Pedro Ximenez Biological aging under"flor" Aging: 6 years in American old oak barrels Age of the vineyard : 30-50 years old Vineyard: 75 hectares Type of soil: very white rolling terrain, called ‘alberos’ or ‘albariza’ Production: 3 million litres Packaging:  6 bottles 75 cl  Alcoholic percentage: 15% Awards:

PEDRO XIMENEZ SOLERA FUNDACION 1830 D.O.: Montilla-Moriles Grape Varieties: 100% Pedro Ximenez Aging: 25 years in old American oak barrels Age of the vineyard : 30-50 years old Vineyard: 75 hectares Type of soil: very white rolling terrain, called ‘alberos’ or ‘albariza’ Production: 30.000 Bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl  Alcoholic percentage: 15% Awards:

FINO NAVARRO D.O.: Montilla-Moriles Grape Varieties: 100% Pedro Ximenez Biological aging under"flor" Aging: 5 years in American old oak barrels Age of the vineyard : 30-50 years old Vineyard: 75 hectares Type of soil: very white rolling terrain, called ‘alberos’ or ‘albariza’ Production: 3 million litres Packaging:  6 bottles 75 cl  Alcoholic percentage: 15% Awards:

AMONTILLADO SOLERA FUNDACION 1830 D.O.: Montilla-Moriles Grape Varieties: 100% Pedro Ximenez Oxidative ageing. Aging: 25 years in old American oak barrels Age of the vineyard : 30-50 years old Vineyard: 75 hectares Type of soil: very white rolling terrain, called ‘alberos’ or ‘albariza’ Production: 20.000 Bottles Packaging:  6 bottles 75 cl Alcoholic percentage: 16% Awards:

OLD CREAM (OLOROSO NAVARRO) D.O.: Montilla-Moriles Grape Varieties: 100% Pedro Ximenez Aging: 8 years in old American oak barrels Oxidative ageing. Age of the vineyard : 30-50 years old Vineyard: 75 hectares Type of soil: very white rolling terrain, called ‘alberos’ or ‘albariza’ Production: 200.000 bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl   Alcoholic percentage: 18% Awards:

FINO SOLERA FUNDACION 1830 D.O.: Montilla-Moriles Grape Varieties: 100% Pedro Ximenez Biological aging under"flor" Aging: 9 years in American oak barrels Age of the vineyard : 30-50 years old Vineyard: 75 hectares Type of soil: very white rolling terrain, called ‘alberos’ or ‘albariza’ Production: 30.000 Bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl Alcoholic percentage: 15% Natural (No alcohol added) Awards:

AMONTILLADO NAVARRO D.O.: Montilla-Moriles Grape Varieties: 100% Pedro Ximenez Aging: 15 years in old American oak barrels Oxidative ageing. Age of the vineyard : 30-50 years old Vineyard: 75 hectares Type of soil: very white rolling terrain, called ‘alberos’ or ‘albariza’ Production: 100.00 bottles www.sourcingtheearth.com Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl  Alcoholic percentage: 16% Awards:

PEDRO XIMENEZ D.O.: Montilla-Moriles Grape Varieties: 100% Pedro Ximenez Aging: 5 years in old American oak barrels Age of the vineyard : 30-50 years old Vineyard: 75 hectares Type of soil: very white rolling terrain, called ‘alberos’ or ‘albariza’ Production: 50.000 Bottles Packaging: 6 bottles 75 cl  Pag.61 Alcoholic percentage: 15% natural (No alcohol added) Awards:


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BLANCA REYES D.O. JEREZ- SHERRY OWN PRODUCTION 50 HECTARES MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATE FAMILY-RUN CRIADERA SOLERA SYSTEM

“This is the real king of Spanish wine” Telmo Manuel Moreno (owner)

Bodegas Blanca Reyes is a traditional family winery, originally founded in 1884 by Mr.Francisco Espinosa de los Monteros in Jerez de la Frontera, capital city of the Jerez-Xèrez-Sherry denomination of origin, sited in the popular Plazuela, home of great flamenco artists in the district of San Miguel. Until 2008 this winery had been working only as an official provider for Gonzalez Byass, a winery supervised by the world renowned sherry maker Rafael Garcia, so their history as an independent wine maker is quite recent. The winery has got a typical cathedral-like structure of the wineries from Jerez, with thick stonework, high wide windows and elevated Arabian tiles. All the process of breeding and ageing is traditionally made with the genuine sherry system of criaderas and soleras. Sherry was regarded as the most famous wine on earth in the times of Shakespear, but sadly in recent years has seen a significant decline in its consumption. Bodegas Blanca Reyes decided to focus their efforts on re-conquering the “lost crown” for the sherry kingdom. A small winery when compared with the big players, they would only bottle their wine after receiving an order, so the clients can expect a fresh from the cellar wine, to be enjoyed in any part of the world.

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SOURCING THE EARTH 2013-14 FINO PERLA D.O.: Jerez Grape Varieties: 100% Palomino Biological aging under"flor". Aging: 5 years in American old oak barrels Age of the vineyard : 30-50 years old Vineyard: 20 hectares Type of soil: very white rolling terrain, albariza Production: 200.000 bottles Packaging:  6 bottles 75 cl  Alcoholic percentage: 15% Awards: MANZANILLA A TU VERA D.O.: Jerez Grape Varieties: 100% Palomino Biological aging under"flor". Aging: 5 years in American old oak barrels Age of the vineyard : 30-40 years old Vineyard: 15 hectares Type of soil: very white rolling terrain, albariza Production: 100.000 bottles Packaging:  6 bottles 75 cl  Alcoholic percentage: 15% Awards: OLOROSO BLANCA REYES D.O.: Jerez Grape Varieties: 100% Palomino Oxidative ageing. Aging: 15 years in American old oak barrels Age of the vineyard : 30-50 years old Vineyard: 15 hectares Type of soil: very white rolling terrain, albariza Production: 100.000 bottles Packaging:  6 bottles 75 cl  Alcoholic percentage: 18% Awards: MOSCATEL BALNCA REYES D.O.: Jerez Grape Varieties: 100% Moscatel Oxidative ageing. Aging: 2 years in American old oak barrels Age of the vineyard : 30-50 years old Vineyard: 15 hectares Type of soil: very white rolling terrain, albariza Production: 100.000 bottles Packaging:  6 bottles 75 cl  Alcoholic percentage: 17% Awards:

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