“Madrid, Madrid, Madrid…pedazo de la España en que nací.”
The tradition of the wines of Madrid dates back to the thirteenth century and its wine legacy reaches to our days ready to satisfy the most demanding palates of the capital and the rest of the world.
The D. O. Vinos de Madrid was established in 1990 and is the first Denomination of Origin associated with a capital of the world. It has three sub-zones perfectly selected: Arganda del Rey, Navalcarnero and San Martín de Valdeiglesias. These three zones, located in the southern part of the Community of Madrid, differ slightly in the soil used for growing vines and climatology, so that the final characteristics of their wines are different.
But first of all, let’s start with a bit of history …
Once upon a time … the wines of Madrid.
It is believed that their lineage arises from the presence of the Romans in the area, lovers of the vines and, above all, the drink obtained from its fruits. However, it is not known with certainty, until in the thirteenth century the first documents that ensure winemaking appear, in which it was intended to settle an agreement of distribution of a vineyard between monks and their feudal lord.
Already in the fifteenth century was such a production and recognition of this wine that the authorities were forced to establish protectionist measures. During the Golden Age and after the election of Madrid as capital of the kingdom there was an important economic development accompanied by some native wines in the rise.
The cultivation of the grapevine remained in growth despite the general impoverishment and demographic decline that was experienced during the later years. However, this expansion was halted by a plague of phylloxera that affected the vineyards of the area causing havoc in its production.
But the story did not end at this point, much less. After an important effort, the wines of Madrid have managed to recover in recent decades the attractive prestige that backed it in the past. They have been making a dent in important bars and restaurants as well as international exportation.
And is that the wines of Madrid do not leave anyone indifferent … They are cooler than an 8!
Why not dare to try them?
Madrilízate! With Sanz La Capital
See more about Sanz La Capital here
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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A new Madrid red wine has arrived in the city. Vinos Sanz presents its varietal Sanz La Capital Roble, from the Denomination of Origin Wines of Madrid. The event is held on Wednesday, April 20 from 11:30 at Restaurante Viva Madrid (C / Manuel Fernández y González, 7). Sanz Introduces The Capital Roble Ana Carbajo, Commercial Director of Vinos Sanz. Daniel Orusco, oenologist and Technical Director of Bodegas Orusco, directs the tasting of wines as an expert in wines of the region. Among other authorities, Mr. Juan Bautista Orusco, President of the D.O. Vinos de Madrid. Access with invitation, after confirmation of attendance.
The tasting begins two marriages of the young Sanz La Capital. First an intense but light entree, the croquettes Viva Madrid de morcillo with Iberian ham. Then, beans with oxtail potatoes, specialty of Lino Moreno from La Rioja, balance the strength of the red. Sanz Capital Oak debuts with stuffed peppers in tomato sauce. Due to its tannic load and to the presence of the wood, the pairing of the oak reaches its peak with the strength of the “callos” from Madrid of Viva Madrid.
“We propose Vinos de Madrid as an alternative to Rioja and Ribera del Duero in bars and restaurants in Madrid,” says Ana Carbajo. “Both our young man and the oak are pleasant and good value for money,” he concludes. “Sanz La Capital Roble has a palate and frank aroma and leaves a pleasant aftertaste”, says Emilio González, manager of Viva Madrid. “Accompany the flavors of our meats, like the tail of a bull,” he adds. It is a red 100% Tempranillo from the shores of the Tajuña, in Valdilecha. “Her four-month stint for wood brings balance, maintaining the expressiveness of the red fruit of this grape,” says Sylvia Iglesias, Technical Director of Vinos Sanz and winemaker. Also born in 2015, happens to his namesake young in the Wines of Madrid collection of Vinos Sanz.
In a daring bet of corporate image, the labels of Sanz La Capital and Sanz La Capital Roble reproduce two distinct landscapes of Madrid. The first shows the Paseo de la Castellana and the second the Madrid River area. Both are far from the traditional wine labeling and its originality attracts the attention of the public in bars in Madrid and the rest of Spain. Under the slogan ‘Madrilízate’, the image campaign of Sanz La Capital tries to make the Madrid public identify with the wines of its region. Its renewed website www.vinossanz.com keeps up to date news about the brand.
Opened in 1856, Restaurante Viva Madrid (C / Manuel Fernández y González, 7) dispatched the wines from Rueda de Vinos Sanz back in 1927, the original date of the façade that the realist painter Amalia Viva immortalized in 1978. His painting Bar ‘Viva Madrid ‘Is exhibited in the Museum of Contemporary Art of the capital of Spain. In one of the two gates of the place is the old label of the oldest winery of the Denomination of Origin Rueda, founded in 1870. Since then six generations have taken care of the vines of verdejo and sauvignon blanc from their Castilian fields, About 100 hectares.
Nota de cata. Sylvia Iglesias.
Attractive cherry color, clean and bright. Red fruits accompanied by light tones of cocoa, vanilla and roasted. Franco and intense. Balanced, elegant and long. Friendly tannin that gives a pleasant velvety feel, without forgetting its power and great structure. Broad and fleshy.