Quality Spanish wines to be discovered from 4 different wineries
We are the shared export department of a few Spanish wineries.
We are not mere agents: we are the wineries, which share the same Export Manager. We offer high-end wines from Alicante and Utiel-Requena: all of them are special but not complicated, different but easily understandable by any expert or novice consumer, with an unbeatable value for money. They all fully express the terroir from which they proceed, without ever being rustic.
These are the wineries that will be present at Prowein:
- Finca Collado, DOP Alicante: in the inland of the province of Alicante, in the heart of the Monastrell growing wine region, Finca Collado combines in its restored winery dating from the 19th Century a marked traditional character in the production of its wines, with the inimitable personality that prints to them the winemaker Joan Guia.
In total harmony with its surroundings, this family winery produces limited production of their handcrafted wines, searching for the identity of each parcel of their 12 ha of vineyards of Malvasia, Chardonnay, Moscatel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot and old vines of Monastrell, in a very unique terroir that transmits minerality, complexity and elegance to the wines.
- Finca San Blas, DOP Utiel-Requena: the Zahonero family has a very close connection with Nature and a very special relationship with wine. In their vast estate of 585 hectares in Requena, mostly lush forests, they grow a wide variety of grapes vines, such as Bobal, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay, Merseguera, Xarello and Chenin Blanc, selecting only the best grapes in search of terroir wines with character but extremely elegant.
The winemaker Nicolas Sanchez, a specialist of the Bobal grape variety, is Professor of Viticulture at the School of Viticulture and Enology of Requena and the Polytechnic University of Valencia. He has set challenges and innovated where no cellar had dared before, planting new varieties unknown in the area, implementing processing methods ever used in the region (such as not submerging the cap) or importing the techniques of Tokaj for their latest creation, a sweet botrytized white wine which received the Platinum Best in Show in the last Decanter World Wine Awards.
- Pasiego, DOP Utiel-Requena: since the 90s, José Luis Salón is leading the project of handcrafted wines of the entire family in the altitude of the DOP Utiel-Requena (900 m), having been one of the first to convert the capricious grape variety Bobal, so difficult to tame, in great wines. A lot of faith, a good dose of imagination and tireless work were needed to implement the dream machine and get a very elegant way to express the intensity and power of Bobal. Nowadays, he has surrounded himself with experts such as Richard Smart (one of the leading experts in viticulture in the world) and Mario Malafosse (disciple of Michel Rolland) in his constant pursuit of sublimation, but on a human scale.
- Vinomaniac, DOP Alicante and DOP Utiel-Requena: Vinomaniac is our own brand we make in different Spanish appellations. Handcrafted wines, running away from those industrial and artificial ones with no personality, that are too standardized and with too much wood. As in everything, the key is in a good balance: we make artisanal wines on a small-scale basis, which are intense but light, complex but easy to drink and to understand. All our domains are sized on a human scale and we make wines in the most natural way possible, respecting also the environment. The result are terroir wines, with character but extremely elegant that are pleasant to everyone.