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VINICOLA DE TOMELLOSO: Wines From La Mancha, Spain

Vinícola de Tomelloso work with wines from their own vineyards. They have 2,500 hectares of vineyards placed in the same area: La Mancha, that let to select the best grapes to elaborate.

22/06/2018

WINERY

Vinícola de Tomelloso winery is placed in Tomelloso, inside the DO La Mancha (Spain). They have 30 years of experience in the sector and export wines to several countries, like the UK, Germany, China, Russia, etc.

Yearly, they collect about 18 millions of kilograms from varieties like Airen,  Macabeo, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Verdejo, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Garnacha, Petit Verdot, etc. They only work with wines from their own vineyards. They have 2,500 hectares of vineyards placed in the same area: La Mancha, that let to select the best grapes to elaborate. In their proposal, you can find brands with an important prestige in Europe: Añil, Torre de Gazate, and Finca Cerrada. Moreover, they offer a competitive range of modern wines: Xtales!, Dulce Tentatione, etc. and organic wines: Viñedo Vida, AlSur Natura, etc. All of their references are Vegan-Friendly. The maxim of the founding partners and the new ones that have been incorporated is to achieve high-quality wines. The key of their wines is the excellent quality-price ratio, guaranteed by their long list of awards in the most important competitions in the world.

Cellar "A great wine requires a madman to make it grow, a wise man to watch over him, a lucid poet to elaborate it and a love to understand it..." Salvador Dali

In 1991 his first bottled wine appears: AÑIL. This wine, made with grapes from the Macabeo variety, represented a new concept of Manchego white wines, revolutionizing the bottlings of the region. The winery currently has an important park of French and American oak barrels, where the best reds age, and a cave where a sparkling wine is made: Mantolan, a high-quality Natural Brut being a pioneer among the Tomelloso wineries It makes sparkling wine with the traditional Champanoise method.         

Visit their website where you can find more information: www.vinicolatomelloso.com

KEY FACTS

Country: SPAIN - Region CASTILLA-LA MANCHA

Classification: LA MANCHA

Establishment Year: 1986

Winemaker Name: CARLOS PÉREZ

Total Vineyard area: 2500 Hectares

Average Vine Age: 20-35 years

Farming Method: 80% espalier vines and 20% traditional goblet-pruned vines Planting Density: 1200 vines per hectare - Average Yields: 80 hectoliters per hectarea Grape varieties: Airen, Macabeo, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Verdejo, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Garnacha, Petit Verdot, etc.

Organic and not organic. Soil Profile: La Mancha is a vast expanse of land that has a flat terrain, without great heights and with beautiful red Miocene sediments of limestone structure. Their temperatures are extreme due to its continental climate, ranging from the winter cold of -15 º to 45 º from the stifling summer. Production: Currently: 2 millions of bottles, with capacity for 3 millions of bottles.

PORTFOLIO

You can find all the awards here.

HISTORY

This exciting project dates back to the 19th century when the wine was made in the underground cellars in the homes of the families of the current owners. In 1986, a group of brave entrepreneurs was driven by the spirit of innovation that prevailed in a region where the first signs could be seen of its superb potential to produce quality and modern wines, basically thanks to the soil and favorable climate. They, therefore, decided to band together to build Vinicola de Tomelloso. They have been driven even since then by the sole purpose of making and marketing quality wines.

DO LA MANCHA

La Mancha is an ideal area for growing grapes because the yield per hectare is not very high and of premium quality. La Mancha is also the largest wine region in the world with around 300,000 hectares of vineyards within its area of production, of which only about 165,000 are able to produce wines with "designation of origin”, it is one of the most welcomed vineyards across Europe with DO.

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