Tempos Vega Sicilia
When Vega Sicilia became part of the Álvarez family’s life in 1982, the foundations were laid for TEMPOS Vega Sicilia. It has constantly and steadily grown since then, involving the introduction of wines produced in different wine-making areas, reaching out to new consumers around the world and laying the foundations for a promising and highly successful future.
A Little History
The Álvarez family’s business project is based on two fundamental cornerstones: products with a consistent quality across vintages and dedication to clients as a benchmark for routine activity. Both cornerstones have underpinned the development o the group and have enabled very solid growth both in terms of the production structure and of the distribution and positioning of different wines. The group currently consists of five companies, the first four in Spain and the fifth in Hungary: Bodegas Vega Sicilia S.A., Bodegas y Viñedos Alión S.A., Bodegas y Viñedos Pintia S.A., Benjamin de Rothschild & Vega Sicilia S.A., and Tokaj-Oremus Kft.
TEMPOS Vega Sicilia’s ultimate goal is to become the global prestigious benchmark of a single culture based on the constant search for excellence, harmony with nature and endless meticulousness and dedication. This is all down to the work of an outstanding human team and principles and values that transcend the individuals, both of past and future generations, and that set the path to be followed.
Their winemaking philosophy is to be in harmony with the land. Captivated by the land, its roots, its power and energy, they admire its endless wisdom, respecting its timing and learning from its rhythms and life cycles. Thus, their fundamental ambition is to live in harmony with nature, protecting it, looking after it and caring for it, to preserve it for the future. As a result, they are committed to sustainable and eco-friendly practices. They care for their vineyards with solely organic fertilization, no herbicides and biodynamic techniques to fight against plagues and diseases.
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.