FROM THE REVOLUTION TO ORIGIN
Casa Rojo was founded in the year 2009 by the husband and wife team José Luis Gómez and Laura Muñoz, the enologists and directors of Casa Rojo. Casa Rojo was born without its own winery or vineyards, it was born as a dream. An itinerant winemaking project, without limits or family restrictions, but with the desire and conviction of being a new form of free enology.
In just seven years, Murcia-based winery Casa Rojo has made a name for its wines internationally thanks to their award-winning, exceptional quality; as well as the wines’ colorfully artistic labels and witty names like Alexander vs. the Ham Factory, The Invisible Man, MachoMan Monastrell and The Orange Republic, among others.
Named one of the “100 Best Wineries in the World” by Wine&Spirits magazine in 2014, Casa Rojo’s main pursuit is this expanding collection of The Wine Gurus wines, which serves as an ambassador for some of Spain’s most diverse and important wine regions. In each of these carefully-chosen regions, the emphasis is on native grape varieties, limited productions and capturing the essence of the particular terroir. Not for nothing, the wines have received international acclaim, with the majority of production currently exported to over forty different countries.
They made wines with the varietal that they felt in love with and traveled to the different wine corner as far away as they wanted. Imagination is set free and they elaborated eight wines throughout Spain, using native grapes that showed the different profiles of wine-growing wealth. Thus THE WINE GURUS were born, and people liked them. It was then when the history of CASA ROJO began.
In 2015, after six years of frenetic enological activity and constant learning, Casa Rojo set roots in the unique Paraje de La Raja, a dreamy fertile valley located between Sierra del Carche and Sierra de La Pila, in the Altiplano of the Murcia Region, where the second stage of life began.
Today Casa Rojo has 23 hectares of Monastrell, Garnacha and Syrah. They are currently working on nine projects, making wine out of grapes selected in vineyards in Rías Baixas, Valdeorras, Bierzo, Rueda, Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Priorato, Cava and Jumilla.
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.