“The strength of Tinto Fino brought us to La Ribera. We wanted to explore and understand this land in our own way. Rather than following the river, we travelled from north to south, from Sotillo de la Ribera to Pardilla.
We were struck by the enormous diversity of the soils and the landscape. We decided to plant vineyards, goblet trained vines, grafting many different Tintos Finos and co-planting with other rare varieties that always grew in Ribera.
We wanted to have 20 hectares of exceptional vines; we’ve produced 20 vintages and are beginning to know what we want and what we have to offer this exceptional area.
We also decided to put down roots and settle in what we consider one of the most emblematic towns of the region: Sotillo de la Ribera. It is here we work to create our definitive wine.”
Since 1998, we have come to appreciate the wine region of the Ribera del Duero in a different way.
It is our belief that the roots of authentic Ribera del Duero’s hark back to the past, and for that reason we are fully committed to the recuperation of villages with great viticultural traditions by planting on their best parcels of land.
From the northern area of Sotillo de la Ribera with its calcareous slopes to the reddish mountains of Pardilla in the south, we chose five villages with different soils and landscapes. We believe that by combining their best elements we can create a unique Ribera del Duero wine.
Our vineyards are a true reflection of the forgotten traditions of the Ribera del Duero. We have introduced the age-old way of planting densities; grafted all the rare varieties from our old vineyards and farmed the vines as bush vines as was always done in the past.
The result is a diverse collection of smallholdings which offer the opportunity to create a Ribera del Duero wine of distinction with all its authentic characteristics.
Today, Matallana has eleven vineyards totalling 21.5 ha distributed across five villages (Sotillo de la Ribera, Roa, Fuentecén, Fuentemolinos and Pardilla). These vineyards are the guarantee of the integrity of our wines.
Pirramimma vineyards and winery are nestled behind the township of McLaren Vale, running parallel to Tatachilla Road. The mature vineyards are planted to 13 varieties and 40 designated blocks, spread over 300 acres and allow them to produce over 80 different wines, from the iconic McLaren Vale Shiraz, pioneered varieties such as Petit Verdot and Tannat, and an ancient collection of fortifieds.
Founded in 2005, the Barons de Rothschild Champagne House has established strong relationships with partner producers to craft champagnes of a rare elegance from exceptional terroirs and rigorously selected grapes. “Accomplishing through great achievements”, such has been the Rothschild family’s ambition for more than 250 years. Through the strength of its wine-growing experience, the family has joined forces with producers from Champagne to develop excellent champagnes which bring together know-how and tradition.
Anthonij Rupert Wyne was founded on the farm L’Ormarins in Franschhoek. Originally owned by the late Anthonij Rupert, who passed away in 2001, the farm was taken over by his brother Johann Rupert in 2003. It was Johann Rupert who constructed a state-of-the-art winemaking facility on the estate, and the beginnings of what was to become a sprawling enterprise with a focus on terroir-specific wines.
Takara has great experience in producing Shochu , Mirin and Sake for more than one-and-a-half centuries. Because Takara’s main business endeavors depend heavily on the mastery of natural processes such as fermentation, the Company feels a strong responsibility toward preserving the natural environment.
Certain names resonate strongly within Australian wine history and Jim Barry is one of them. It was Jim Barry’s drive that helped shape South Australia’s Clare Valley as a benchmark producer of world class Riesling and cemented it as one of Australia’s premier wine regions.