In the late 1990’s, Toni Sarrion began a one man crusade to save the indigenous variety Bobal and coax it from obscurity and rusticity to the forefront of truly world class wines. Ever-evolving and pushing the quality level forward, Mustiguillo has moved away from the use of overt American oak as seen in earlier vintages in favour of concrete and French oak for wines of finesse and balance, realising the potential of Bobal from the unique terroir of El Terrerazo. Mustiguillo was recognised for their extraordinary efforts by Wine & Spirits as one of the Top 100 Wineries of 2012.
The Vino de Pago El Terrerazo was granted to Musiguillo in 2010 – a part of the Grandes Pagos de España organisation that is dedicated to upholding and promoting very high quality single estate wines. At an altitude of 800-824 meters, the estate is comprised of 89 hectares of continuous vineyards on primarily limestone soils. The climate is Mediterranean with a strong continental influence – drastic diurnal shifts in temperature and contrasting winds from the sea to the east and hot La Mancha to the west.
In 2019, they celebrate 100 years of history since the first recorded Terrerazo wine. The wine, Terrerazo 1919, was recorded by the erudite agricultural engineer and oenologist D. Rafael Janini y Janini, and produced by the very same estate that now forms part of Bodega Mustiguillo.
Together with other bodegas and estates from the Requena-Utiel region, this long-standing family-run estate of more than 45 years today plays a huge part in Bodega Mustiguillo’s vision of producing premium regional wines. A project which has developed into a wide range of sustainable wines and innovative viticulture and winemaking. A project which has origins in their very own vineyards and is led by Toni Sarrión, a name synonymous with Spanish viticulture.
In the region of Asenovgrad the nature has created soil and climatic conditions suitable for the advent and development of viticulture as the occupation of the population. Viticulture is one of the most ancient occupations in the town. This we learn from the investigators of this period, who had summarized the data yet still from the Thracian antiquity. There is no doubt, that Thracians had had a knowledge of the vine and wine and skillfully cultivated them
The multi-generational growers, whose descendants arrived here nearly two centuries ago, are the backbone of Torbreck’s winemaking aspirations. Without their knowledge of the seasons and the soil, we would not have such a precious resource of fruit to work with.
Cooper, originally from Santa Bárbara (California), discovered Spanish wines when he was only 21 years old, on one of the trips he made to Europe with his family. Since then, his personal and professional career has been closely linked to Spain, where he has lived for more than a decade. His first experiences as a professional in the world of wine were as a writer for the Spanish Wines and More blog, from which he advised many amateurs.
The Perano estate is located in the heart of Chianti Classico in Gaiole and enjoys exceptional climate and soil. The vineyards are located 500 meters above sea level, well above the altitude common for red variety grapes, especially Sangiovese with its late maturation phase.
Luminosity and minerality with a touch of feminine elegance. A hidden gem, surrounded by sequoias, firs and chestnut trees which reveals itself to those travelling through the first woods of the Florentine mountains, with vines climbing to an altitude of 700 metres.