Spain

spain

“Barahonda’s origins lie in nature. Its roots go deep down into the tradition and land of this unique place in the world. It delivers a one-of-a-kind product technically refined by man’s special touch.”  This family-run winery can trace its roots back to 1850 when Pedro Candela Soriano began selling wines in earthenware pots from his small vineyard. The company began in a small bodega (cellar) which has expanded over time according to capacity and technological requirements. Over the years, they have widened their facilities, depending on production and marketing needs, and modernized production techniques: from hand-made processes until automation; as well as storing containers, from wood until stainless steel with French or American oak.

Deep cherry red colour. Intense aromas of ripe fruit, liquorice, and blackberry. Well-balanced and smooth, fruity and minerally with supple fine textures and beautiful length.    Varietals: 70% Monastrell, 20% Cabernet, 10% Syrah
Region: Yecla
Monastrell/Cabernet   Alberta CSPC      British Columbia CSPC  > Tasting Notes

Bodegas Los 800 - Based in the town of Gratallops, in the hills of Priorato, this winery only sources from old vineyards above 800 meters. Hence the name "the 800s. Fruit for this wine is sourced just from around Gratallops and La Vilella Baixa. After harvest the different varieties are fermented separately. The wine undergoes a long maceration of 24 days between a temperature of 79 to 80° F, followed by the malolactic fermentation. The wine is then aged in French and American oak barrels for 6 months prior blending and bottling. 

Varietals: Garnacha, Carinena, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah
Region: Priorat

This family-run winery can trace its roots back to 1850 when Pedro Candela Soriano began selling wines in earthenware pots from his small vineyard. The company began in a small bodega (cellar) which has expanded over time according to capacity and technological requirements. Over the years, they have widened their facilities, depending on production and marketing needs, and modernized production techniques: from hand-made processes until automation; as well as storing containers, from wood until stainless steel with French or American oak. The Baharonda label was created in 2003 after a lengthy process of modernization at the winery. 
Region: Yecla 
Tinto Barrica    Alberta CSPC     British Columbia CSPC  > Tasting Notes
Monastrell    Alberta CSPC      British Columbia CSPC  > Tasting Notes
Campo Arriba     Alberta CSPC     British Columbia CSPC   > Tasting Notes

El Bojito Rojo is a limited production, micro wine straight from a garage in Valdejalon ( North East Spain) where Fernando Mora and Mario Lopez make wines with the absolute minimum of fuss. They are focused on "Garage Wines" - made in small batches in traditional methods. This wine is named after the ancient clay drinking water container still used by growers today to keep water cool in Spain’s hot, dry climate.
Region: Valdejalón
Old Vines Garnacha - Single Estate   Alberta CSPC     British Columbia CSPC  > Tasting Notes

Exopto is made by Bordeaux native Tom Puyaubert in his cellar in the Rioja DOC. This wine is a clear example of what's possible when Rioja's best terroirs and grapes are combined with Rioja's finest traditional and modern winemaking methods by an extremely talented winemaker. The end result is a wine that can age for many decades.

All the key ingredients are here: outstanding, cool vineyards on rocky soils, very old vines, low yields (yes, at these prices!), a terrific little winery replete with new cement tanks and large format oak and a passionate winemaker/owner (Tom Puyaubert) who clearly understands the universal principals of high quality wine.

Tom is in fact a Frenchman who married a local girl, which may explain the atypical, artisanal approach that is found at Exopto. The emphasis is very much on the vineyards while the small scale production (around 3,000 cases - tiny for Rioja) and attention to detail was equally impressive.
Region: Rioja 
Horizonte de Blanco    Alberta CSPC   > Tasting Notes
Bozeto Rose    Alberta CSPC     British Columbia CSPC  > Tasting Notes
Dominio del Viento    Alberta CSPC     British Columbia CSPC  > Tasting Notes
Bozeto Tinto    Alberta CSPC     British Columbia CSPC   > Tasting Notes
Horizonte    Alberta CSPC > Tasting Notes
Exopto - Cuvee Paola    Alberta CSPC > Tasting Notes
Click on Province link  to locate item in your region

The Bujonis Cava Brut Reserva is made from the traditional cava varieties Xarello, Parellada and Macabeo, plus Chardonnay. All grapes come from the Sabartés estate in the Penedés area.

The soil is a mix of clay and limestone and the climate is Mediterranean with mild winters, rainy springs and warm summers. Only free-run grape juice is used for this cava (approximately 50% of the grape juice). The second fermentation takes place in the bottle according to the traditional method.
Region: Penedes
Cava Reserva Brut   Alberta CSPC  > Tasting Notes

Bodegas Los Frailes is a family-run Single Estate, situated in the south-west of the province of Valencia, 80 kms inland at 600-700 m above sea level, in the valley known as ‘Els Alforins’.

The name, ‘Casa Los Frailes’ (The Friars’ House) was formerly the property of the Jesuit friars until the confiscation of all Church property in Spain in 1767. The Velázquez family bought it at auction in 1771.

Los Frailes are totally dedicated to the cultivation of organically grown vines on their Estate. The average age of the vines is over 29 years old, with over 40 year old Monastrell vines. The unique climate of ‘Els Alforins’ and the low yields, 3000 kilos per hectare, are the two prerequisites to obtain high quality organic wines. The low yields not only improve the quality but also the sustainability of the vineyards which makes them naturally more resistant to disease.

The result is a range of exceptional wines with very unique personalities and great quality.
Region: Valencia 
Efe - 100% Monastrell (unoaked)    Alberta CSPC     British Columbia CSPC  >Tasting Notes
Bilogia - Monastrell and Syrah    Alberta CSPC     British Columbia CSPC  >Tasting Notes
Trilogia - Monastrell/Cabernet Sauvignon/Tempranillo  Alberta CSPC  >Tasting Notes

Cellers Fuentes epitomizes the winemaking revolution that has seized hold of Spain's Priorat region in the past 15 years and propelled it into the spotlight. Founded in 1995, this 75-acre property was purchased in 2002 by John Hunt, an international entrepreneur and owner of Oriel Wines. Winemaking is under the supervision of the talented young winemaker Josep Angel Mestre. Gran Clos graces the wine lists of many of Spain’s most prestigious restaurants, not least among them the world-class establishment of El Bulli.

40 miles southwest of the fashionably bustling city of Barcelona, the Priorat region has been hailed as a modern-day superstar of Spanish winemaking. This arid, remote and rugged province, which derives its name from ancient priories in which ascetic Spanish monks over the centuries secluded themselves from the world outside, is best known today for its production of truly awe-inspiring reds. Grenache and Carignan are the bedrock of Priorat wines.

Region: Priorat 
Finca El Puig   Alberta CSPC     British Columbia CSPC  > Tasting Notes
Gran Clos    Alberta CSPC > Tasting Notes

The Winery is Finca Can Petit, a small 20 hectare estate situated 6 km outside Sant Sadurni d'Anoia. It is the highest point of the region, a stone's throw from the Mediterranean and with magnificent views of the Montserrat mountains to the north which protect the area from the cold winds from the Pyrenees.

The winery is equipped with all of the latest winemaking equipment and is also committed to the concept of sustainability and to reducing its CO2 emissions almost other initiatives, rainwater is collected for irrigation, herbicides are not used and vine prunings are used as fertilizers.
Region: Catalunya
Cava Brut Rosé    Alberta CSPC     British Columbia CSPC  > Tasting Notes
Cava Demi Sec    Alberta CSPC     British Columbia CSPC   > Tasting Notes
Click on Province link  to locate item in your region
It all started with the ambition of a restless man, Juan de Porcioles, who had always dreamed of living in the country, cultivating the land and raising his own livestock … So it was that, in 1992, the Porcioles-Buixó family bought the property. Since then, the estate has been developed with hard work and enthusiasm, and endowed with its own character and singularity.

The estate -which belongs to Porcioles-Buixó family- is located in the Noguera region, in the council of Balaguer and it belongs to Costers del Segre D.O. It is a country farm that has an extension of 700 ha from which 71 are devoted to wine growing in order to elaborate the exclusive wines of our cellar.
Region: Costers del Segre
D.O. Costers del Segre  - Tempranillo/Syrah/Cabernet Sauvignon    Alberta CSPC  > Tasting Notes

BODEGAS ENRIQUE MENDOZA 'La Tremenda' Monastrell 

Bodegas Enrique Mendoza is located near the town of Alfàs Del Pi, about 45 miles from the city of Alicante, and is
surrounded by breathtakingly landscaped gardens. Most of the vineyards are located near Villena at an average of 1200
feet elevation, with some parcels as high as 2100 feet. Traditional plantings include Monastrell and Moscatel,
although recently Pepe has experimented with international varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah.
The resulting wines are typically fermented in stainless steel and aged in French oak, with long maceration (up to 28
days).

Natural farming is prioritized at Enrique Mendoza. Indigenous yeasts are used, and insecticides, herbicides and
fertilizers are avoided in favor of biodynamic practices. Pepe also emphasizes placing his vines under the optimal level of
hydric stress to produce small, concentrated grapes; he uses computerized sensors to monitors moisture levels in the
vineyard, adjusting irrigation accordingly.
Region: Alicante
Old Vines Monastrell  Alberta CSPC   > Tasting Notes

Bodegas Pio del Ramo was founded in 2007. It is located in a renowned wine producing area between Sierra del
Madrono and Sierra Parda in the town of Ontur, Albacete Province, just 20 km from the town of Jumilla. 

Handpicked harvesting and only in the morning to be delivered in the best possible conditions and to avoid grapes reaching the winery with high temperatures, during the grape cutting we make the first grape selection and eliminate the ones that do not meet the conditions of required ripening and healthiness. 

Cherry red wine, fresh and gentle. Intense on the nose, where red fruits characteristic of the Monastrell variety prevail. Some balsamic notes. Also, subtle and well integrated woody notes appear. On the palate a very fruity wine at the beginning, well balanced and persistent. 
Region: Jumilla 
Monastrell   Alberta CSPC   > Tasting Notes 

Vega Moragona La Magdalena is a cooperative in Castilla-La Mancha located in the southeast of the province of Cuenca. It was founded in 1958 by 60 local producers and now has over 290 members. The vineyard area is approximately 1400 hectares, producing about 8,000 tons of grapes, predominantly Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Macabeo.

The terroir of the Ribera del Jucar has soil depth and a layer of pebbles covering it which allows for optimal and uniform ripening of the grapes, giving a raw material of exceptional quality for winemaking. The winery Vega Moragona La Magdalena has a modern winemaking facility, and barrels where the wines are kept until their optimal development.
Region: Ribera del Jucar
Sueno Tempranillo   Alberta CSPC     British Columbia CSPC  > Tasting Notes
Click on Province link  to locate item in your region

Valenciso (founded in 1998) may be young in years, but founders Luis Valentin and Carmen Enciso (who gave their surnames to the bodega) were already long in experience when they began. They had worked together for 28 years by the time they left Bodegas Palacio to start their own business.

Valenciso seek to make classically structured, subtle and elegantly fine wines using 100% Tempranillo grapes from low yielding old vines in the Rioja Alta. Winemaker Alicia Eyaralar uses exclusively French barriques, a third being new each year, to produce this terrific wine in very small quantities.
Region: Rioja 

Founded in 1999 with the construction of a modern building equipped with the most advanced fermentation technology. The vineyards are spread of 32 hectares and consists exclusively of Tempranillo, or Tinto de Toro, as it is known in the region. Small vine growers from the area provide the oldest vineyard blocks - ranging in age up to 150 years old. These vines are carefully managed during their growing cycle by the Vinaguarena's vineyard team.
Region: Toro
Iduna - Verdejo    Alberta CSPC >  Tasting Notes
Viñaguareña Barrica - 100% Tempranillo    Alberta CSPC     British Columbia CSPC  >  Tasting Notes

The historical origin of Viña Luparia dates back to 1876. Founded by Don Manuel Galán Caminero in Valdepeñas, the land of wolves, we have always sought to produce quality wines with the local varieties in the region.

Today, Viña Luparia chooses not to be subject to Denomination guidelines, so as to be able to fully develop its creativity with innovative wines, adapting to the tastes and preferences of new consumers.

The motivation behind this new approach is to create a Pack which accommodates all the varieties that grace the region and to connect with a costumer who seeks to explore and experience the world of wine.

Each of the wines about the wolf; the focal point of our proposal and the main character in the Viña Luparia universe, ranging from the Inuit legend of Amarok, to the mythological Lykaon, to Little Red Riding Hood: a whole universe to discover in the Luparia Pack.
Region: Vino de la tierra Castilla 
La Burla - 100% Arien   Alberta CSPC     British Columbia CSPC  > Tasting Notes
Los Enamorados Rosé - 100% Garnacha    Alberta CSPC     British Columbia CSPC >Tasting Notes
La Inocencia - Tempranillo   Alberta CSPC     British Columbia CSPC   > Tasting Notes
El Origen -  Tempranillo   Alberta CSPC >Tasting Notes
Click on Province link  to locate item in your region
Share by: