No one expected much from the appellation of origin, created in 1990, Vinos de Madrid. On the one hand, the name: so attractive, urban, modern … But far from any association in the collective imagination with the wine business. On the other, the city: can a good wine come out of a space with so many people, both car and movement?
Last week was presented a new Madrid red: Sanz The Capital Oak. A strong proposal that aims to sneak into the bars among the popular names: “We propose Wines of Madrid as an alternative to Rioja and Ribera del Duero in bars and restaurants in Madrid,” said Ana Carbajo, commercial director of Vinos Sanz.
Discreetly, the wines from Madrid have become a niche in the menus of interesting places in the capital, such as Manu, an elegant mix of syrah, garnacha and merlot, among others, or the various proposals of the winery Bernabeleva in San Agustín Of Valdeiglesias; Cantocuerdas is one of their labels.
The last presentation of Vinos Sanz collects all that legacy and, in its new campaign, it encourages to drink wine to the shout of Madrilízate! “We would like the Madrid public to identify with their region when it comes to ordering a wine. Also that tourists start to hear that in Madrid wine is also made. ”
To impress on the capital character of their proposals, the labels of their bottles show two scenes very capital: a stamp of the Paseo de la Castellana or one of the gardens of Madrid River. Sanz Capital Oak is described as “a red 100% tempranillo”. With grapes coming from the banks of the Tajuña, in the area of Valdilecha. “Her four-month stump of wood brings balance, maintaining the expressiveness of the red fruit of this grape,” says Sylvia Iglesias, technical director of Vinos Sanz and winemaker author of the wine.
Article: El País
Author: Pablo León
On Wednesday, April 20th, we had the honor of presenting a new member that has joined our family: the new Madrid red wine, Sanz La Capital Roble.
The event was held in a fantastic restaurant castizo as is the Restaurant Viva Madrid, and participated, among others, Ana Carbajo, our Commercial Director; Daniel Orusco, oenologist and Technical Director of Bodegas Orusco; And the president of D.O. Wines of Madrid, Juan Bautista Orusco.
A special mention should also be made of our winemaker, Sylvia Iglesias, creator of the essence of this fantastic wine from the capital.
The tasting and tasting of our Sanz La Capital reds were accompanied at all times by the cuisine of Emilio González and María Iglesias (Viva Madrid) and the artisan products of Lino Moreno (La Rioja).
This proposal is undoubtedly an “alternative to Rioja and Ribera del Duero, in bars and restaurants in Madrid”.
In short, “we would like the Madrid audience to identify with their region when it comes to ordering a wine and to start to hear that Madrid also has wine”
Thank you very much to all! Because it is proven that the best pairing for wine is good company.
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Vinos Sanz takes its first wine passed by casks of all its collection, whether in its white wines of Rueda or Madrid reds. It is a 100% Tempranillo wine, from the O.D. Wines of Madrid and with 14% alcohol. Its presentation is very attractive, showing another distinctive and recognizable landscape of the capital of Spain, the bank of the Manzanares (Madrid River), as it has been done the young wine Sanz La Capital where another emblem of Madrid is represented as Paseo de la Castellana.
Sanz The Capital Roble was born as a perfect complement to its namesake young wine (Sanz La Capital). Its passage through wood for 4 months contributes a great balance maintaining the expressiveness of the red fruit typical of this intense varietal.
This wine shows an attractive cherry color, clean and bright. In the nose we can feel red fruits accompanied by light tones of cocoa, vanilla and roasted. Franco and Inteso. In the mouth we see that it is a balanced, elegant and long wine. A pleasant tannin that gives it a pleasant velvety feel without forgetting its power and great structure. Broad and fleshy.
This is the second product of D.O. Wines of Madrid from our collection and both were born during this 2015. A project that is slowly being consolidated thanks to the first great response received by the public with Sanz La Capital.
We are sure you will like it very much!
If in 2013 our Finca La Colina Sauvignon Blanc was awarded a Grand Zarcillo de Oro, this time it has been our Finca La Colina Verdejo who has achieved a Gold Zarcillo in the presumed Zarcillo 2015 Awards.
The competition was held in Valladolid on 29 and 30 April and 1 and 2 May, organized once again by the Junta de Castilla y León. This year 2015 has been the XVI national edition and its VIII international, and throughout these years this contest has been consolidated as the most important of the Spanish wines and, little by little, is also getting to be one of the most prestigious at the international level.
Wines from all the world’s producing countries can be included, and although we do not have the official participation data for this year, the total number of wines presented in the last edition of 2013 was 1819, of which 36% were wines of Castilla y León.
Finally, remember that this is the third international recognition of great prestige for Finca La Colina Verdejo during this 2015, after the Silver Medal received by the Concours Mondial du Bruxelles and the Bronze Medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards. We have completed the medal podium!
Last October 29 was held the annual presentation of the prestigious Peñín Guide 2016. This time the venue chosen for the Hall of the Best Wines of Spain was the Municipal Palace of Congresses of Madrid and it was attended by about 4000 people , Mainly professionals. The event had more than 440 wines belonging to about 200 wineries in 15 autonomous communities, with more than 50 production areas represented.
With regard to our wines, one more year we can say that they are placed in the head train of the wines of Rueda in terms of quality is concerned. Our young wines achieve the best grades within their respective families if we look at wines of similar characteristics, so we can proudly say that we continue to produce one of the best collections of white wine from Rueda and Spain, according to the Peñín Guide.
The main novelty in our wines is that we have presented for the first time to the contest our semi sweet ¨Fri Sanz Te¨. This is the second vintage of this wine. It is a personal bet of the winery that saw the light back there by May 2014 and that, despite being the wine “different” from our whites, we wanted to continue in the same line of quality as the rest of dry wines from our assortment .
Our ratings are as follows:
- Sanz Clásico: 89 points
- Sanz Verdejo: 90 points
- Sanz Sauvignon: 89 points
- Fri Sanz Te: 88 points
- Finca La Colina Verdejo CIENXCIEN: 91 points
- Finca La Colina Sauvignon Blanc: 93 points
Obviously, the tastings have been made to the 2014 vintage of our wines, which we consider one of the best in recent years within the enormous regularity that our products have added after vintage year after year.
We hope to continue with this regularity in our scores in the following competitions of the Peñín Guide. A constancy over the years and vintages that we believe identifies and differentiates us.
Great new news for one of our most recognized references! The sixth edition of the Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2015, which took place on 22 and 23 May in the Italian region of Friuli Venezia Giulia (area of good wines of the variety Sauvignon), has awarded a Gold Medal to our Finca La Colina Savignon Blanc 2014.
This competition is intended to promote wines from this variety and also to make known to the public the richness and diversity of the Sauvignon in the world. It is a pretext for exchange and a meeting place for all specialists in the sector. Producers, winemakers, sommeliers, distributors, journalists or opinion leaders from around the world will evaluate participating wines from almost 20 different countries.
Finca La Colina Verdejo 2014 has been awarded a Bronze Medal at the “Decanter World Wine Awards 2015”, one of the most respected and influential wine competitions in the world.
This event, founded in 2004 and celebrated annually in London, has received in this year about 15.00 references from 46 countries around the world. The tasting panel is made up of more than 200 expert international tasters including Maters of Wine, Masters Sommeliers, buyers, writers and other members of the sector. The judges sample each wine individually, with knowledge of the region, style and price band. Subsequently, they compare notes and reach a consensus on the medal awarded to each wine.
Therefore, we received a new distinction from Great Britain. Undoubtedly, Dacanter, for the awards given during all these last years in its publication and in its certámnes, values the Finca La Colina Verdejo as one of the TOP wines within the wines of Rueda and Spanish white wines.
Wines Sanz takes a “double” in the “Mondial de Bruxelles 2015”: Gold Medal for Finca La Colina Sauvignon Blanc and Silver Medal for Finca La Colina Verdejo.
Reviewing previous dates we can say that Finca La Colina Verdejo repeats the result of last year and Finca La Colina Sauvignon Blanc gets its eighth medal in the last 10 years, which is an excellent recognition of our wines.
This prestigious competition has celebrated this year its twenty-second edition in the city of Jesolo (Italy). The competition, which took place in the Italian city of Jesolo in its twenty-second edition, has as main objective to recognize and differentiate high quality wines from all over the world and in all ranges of quality and price, and is surely the most recognized Europe.
The Concours Mondial de Bruxelles rigorously selects its tasters of great reputation and experience among numerous countries of origin and regular analyzes of the wines that obtain awards are carried out regularly. In that edition of 2015, a jury of 300 professionals from 50 countries has tasted more than 8,000 wines from around the world in 3 days.
Once again, the Concours stands as a revealing of the latest trends and changes in the wine world and provides an instant portrait of the sector, updated every year at the same time.
Last Monday, May 12, the winning wines were announced, possibly the most important touring wine event on the planet, the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2014, and we can say very proud and proud that our Finca La Colina Verdejo CIENXCIEN continues with its Ìidilio de amor¨ with this competition to achieve a new Silver Medal. Another new success of this fantastic Verdejo of limited production that does not stop accumulating recognitions and distinctions.
On the occasion of the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the event, the 2014 edition of the contest returned to its hometown after eight years of touring the world.
The event featured a total of 8,060 wines from 58 countries, including 1,615 Spanish wines, which one year keeps Spain as the second country in samples submitted, behind France. In 2014, France is still the country with the most wines presented (2,428), followed by Spain (1,615 wines in competition), Italy (1,163), Portugal (965) and Chile, confirming its position as the most represented country in the southern hemisphere With 365 wines registered.
With this award, there are already 7 medals that our wine has received in this contest for part since it was presented for the first time. Finca La Colina Verdejo has obtained a Gold Medal and 6 Silver Medals, which demonstrates the great regularity and the quality line that is taken when making this product; And it is that this wine … NEVER FAILS!
Vinos Sanz incorporates a new reference to its assortment of white wines: FRI SANZ TE. The only needle wine from the winery, semi sweet, monovarietal 100% verdejo and with 11% alcohol. The first and, so far, only semi sweet qualified as D.O. Wheel.
Made with a selection of grapes from its own vineyard (as in all its white wines), it respects to the maximum the typicality of the verdejo with a semi sweet touch. Straw yellow color, clean and bright. Intense and elegant and elegant nose, highlighted by herbal aromatic nuances harmonized with intense notes of white fruit. Its natural bubbles confer a refreshing and pleasant palate with a great balance acidity, sugar and alcohol, powered by the delicate needle.
Undoubtedly, this is a different wine. Ideal to enjoy in the aperitif, in the dessert or with a light meal.
The next 12, 13 and 14 May will be present at FENAVIN, the most important international fair of Spanish wines. For the third consecutive edition, we will have our own stand, which will be located in the ENEO Pavilion, Calle 3, Stand 13-BIS. It will be possible to taste the current 2014 vintage of all our wines, including the two new products of our assortment: Fri Sanz Te and Sanz La Capital.
Thus, Ciudad real will become, once again, the enological epicenter of Spain. The eighth edition of FENAVIN is presented as a catalyst for the Spanish wine business in the world.
FENAVIN offers a large space to exhibit our products to wine lovers and to meet national and foreign buyers. The main meeting point of the Spanish wine sector will have two main objectives: to maximize the possibilities for supply and demand to be found, and to analyze and propose new ways to prestige the world of wine.
More than 29,000 meters of exhibition space distributed and 8 pavilions, 1,200 wineries, 77,000 accredited and 12,000 national and international buyers will compose this prestigious event.
We look forward to your visit! It will be a real pleasure to welcome you to our stand.