Vicente Gandia is a winery since 1885 and with a Mediterranean character. Due to the innovative character that has always characterized their winery and after many years of experience in the sector exporting wines, they wanted to go a step further and in 1971 they were the first Valencian winery to market bottled wine under their Castillo de Liria brand, which almost fifty years later still remains one of their most iconic brands. Today, they have a presence in 90 countries on 5 continents, they are the largest winery in the Valencian Community. In addition, in 2014 they were awarded as the best Spanish winery by the prestigious AWC Vienna international competition. That same year, the World Association of Wine and Spirits Writers and Journalists included them in its ranking of the 50 best wineries in the world. In 2018, the European Council of Enogastronomical Brotherhoods (CEUCO) awarded the “Aurum Europa Excellente” award to Vicente Gandía as “Best European Winery”.
Grapes from selected vineyards on the Hoya de Cadenas Estate, where Gandía Winery has over 200 hectares of the finest local and international varieties. All the vine stocks are supported on trellises and have a local irrigation system, entirely computerised, which is only used when rainfall is scarce. Pruning, pre-pruning and harvesting are all carried out using environmentally friendly techniques to prevent soil erosion and exhaustion. The Hoya de Cadenas Estate, situated 800 m ASL in the Utiel-Requena Appellation of Origin region, has lime-clay soil and a continental/Mediterranean climate which are perfect for obtaining a wine with intense aromas and high concentration. The Bobal variety vine stocks are over 30 years old; the other varieties have an average age of 15 years.
Macerated for 20 days in contact with the grape skins, the vinification of each variety carried out separately. Fermentation takes place at 27ºC. Aged for 12 months in casks with a combination of 1st year French Allier oak and 2nd year Missouri oak.
A wine of intense, dark cherry colour. Very balanced bouquet, revealing aromas of wild red fruit, blackberry and forest, with very well balanced toasted oak undertones. Pleasant but intense assault with liquorice notes that linger in the aftertaste. Rounded and with no edges.
Recommended serving temperature: 17° — 18°C
Elaborate cuisine, oily fish and meats such as duck breast, Iberian pork and game.