VINA NORA DO Rías Baixas
Located in this beautiful region of Galicia on the border of the Miño River with views over Portugal
this winery offers outstanding wines made with the Albariño grapes with a special technique mastered
by the winemaker. Accolades and prizes are numerous and production is limited.
PAZOS DEL REY DO Monterrei
Pazos del Rey boasts the singularity of its origin, Monterrei, the denomination which is least wellknown
amongst the Galician wine regions. Monterrei shares the cultivation of the autochthonous
varieties with the neighbouring regions: Godello with Valdeorras, Treixadura with Ribeiro, and
Mencía with Ribeira Sacra, and is the only one of the Galician regions whose territory lies along the
Duero riverbank, although it does not forsake the oceanic influence of the rest, a reason that serves to
warrant the cultivation of the red varieties.
BODEGAS NAIA DO Rueda
Bodegas Naia set-up in La Seca, a region that is considered grand cru in Rueda, in 2002, with the idea
of making great white wines. Since then, the cornerstone of its work has been a selection of old vines
of the autochthonous Verdejo. They are untrained vines, and some are pre-phylloxeric. The vineyard
is owned by Bodegas Naia and is 21.4 hectares in size and includes some strains that are more than a
DOMINIO DE ATAUTA DO Ribera del Duero
Dominio de Atauta is situated in the south-east of the “Ribera del Duero” DO. A spectacular winery
located in the province of Soria based on free-flow gravitational principles. The wines made from dry
grown, pre-pyhollexera vines aged 120-160 years old have attracted international acclaim.
Dominio de Atauta is situated in the south-east of the “Ribera del Duero” DO, specifically in the region
of Soria. The winery, founded in 1999, is in a hill in Atauta´s valley built on a rock formation with four
elevations and is operated with the minimal use of pumps. It is located 4.5 miles south of San Esteban
de Gormaz by where an impetuous Duero River runs. One of the peculiarities of Atauta is the high
altitude vineyards, which are located between 900 and 1000 metres above sea level and allow for a
More than 600 vineyard plots worked with great care and without chemical treatment and amongst
which the “youngest” have no less than 60 years while others are reaching a century and a half. Names
such as La Mala, Valdegatiles, La Roza, Llanos del Almendro Palomar or San Juan are examples of a
style ranging from subtle, powerful and mineral to the hues of the wild terrain provided by each plots´
geological composition whether it be sand, silt, clay or limestone and according to the thickness of
EMILIO MORO DO Ribera del Duero
When the Moro family began growing grapes over 120 years ago, they sold wine to the likes of Vega
Sicilia and other quality-driven producers. In 1988 the family produced wine bearing his own name
and today the wines of Emilio Moro have become benchmarks of the Ribera del Duero as is proven by
regular high scores from publications such as The Wine Spectator.
The bodega currently owns 200 hectares (490 acres), planted 100% with the Tinto Fino (Tempranillo)
grape variety. Besides the own vineyards, Bodegas Emilio Moro uses grapes from a few long-term
suppliers, with a severe control made by the winery all year long. At some of the vineyards, the altitude
of the region at 750 metres to 1000 metres plays a major part in the slow development of each vine
and therefore the balance of fruit sugars and acidity as the growing season progresses.
The clear aim of Emilio Moro’s viticultural policy is to produce grapes of the highest possible quality
which will reflect in the quality of its wines. This approach has led to the development of viticultural
techniques which pay the greatest respect both to the environment and to the vine plant itself.
All the grapes are hand picked.
MANO À MANO VDLT de Castilla
This spectacular winery in Alambra in Ciudad Real in the terroir of La Mancha was unveiled in 2007.
The soil is the reason that the winery committed themselves to purchasing 95 hectares (228 acres)
of vineyards, located at an altitude of 660 meters (1980 ft) above sea level, with an average age of 40
year old vines.
The sandy soils (up to 1 metre in depth) have an underlayment of large river stones, with a lot of iron,
clay, and chalk. The vines produce very low yields of 1-2 kgs of grapes per vine. Winters are very cold;
summers are hot with cool nights and it is a very arid climate.
The Spanish enologist, Rafael Cañizares seeks to achieve the maximum expression of the Tempranillo
grape grown in this environment. After very careful vineyard selections, only the best vines of
Tempranillo grapes are hand harvested.
The winery produces several wines, all from Tempranillo, the top ones are Venta la Ossa.
We have chosen the Mano à Mano label because it offers rich flavoursome fruit, soft tannins and
offers great value.
BODEGAS LA EMPERATRIZ DO Rioja
La Emperatriz is a winery located in the DOC Rioja denomination, more precisely in the very northwest,
in the Rioja Alta region. The special climate of the region is defined by its geography and is
perfect for high quality viticulture in the vineyard’s stony terroir. This particular combination of soil
and climate produces elegant and complex wines with a very specific character. The project is today
managed by brothers Eduardo and Victor Hernáiz, although the origins of the estate go way back to
the 19th century. At that time, under the ownership of Eugenia de Montijo, the Empress of France, the
estate was already producing excellent wines.
99% of vineyards in Rioja are less than 5 hectares. The Finca la Emperatriz vineyard is 101 hectares
at an altitude of over 700 metres, a single vineyard that is a great advantage because we have many
options: similar soil but diverse plots, a mixture of varieties and a mix of vines – young to over 70
years of age. It sits in the valley of the ancient Rio Oja and the soil is covered in a deep layer of white
BODEGAS PACO GARCIA Rioja Alta
Juan Garcia was working at the family estate when he realised his friends and peers were not that interested in tasting wine. He decided to create a brand and experiment to create wines that are likeable and attractive to wide audience but above all would please younger consumers. The estate consists of 40ha of vines, the youngest at 30 years and the oldest over 80 years spread over 7 estates.
BODEGAS PANIZA DO Cariñena
Bodegas Virgen del Aguila is located within the DO Carinena wine region at the foot of the Iberico
mountains in northern Spain where it has the ideal conditions for making wines. Some of our oldest
vines date back to 1906. The climate is continental Mediterranean, with a good average rainfall and
over 2,800 hours of sunshine. The average elevation is 750 meters, with mosaic like terroir and soils
predominated by chalks, clays and schist’s. Our wines are prized in the most important international
wine competitions and assured by the British retail Consortium and International Food Standard.
The winery draws grapes from 2500 hectares of cool climate vineyards growing a diverse range of
varieties that include indigenous classics to international varieties from a complex array of soil types.
The styles of wines vary enormously as is expected of a winery this size, from fresh fruity whites to
complex reds through to Gran Reserva status.
VINEDOS DE MANCUSO VDLT Valdejalon
The Mancuso project was founded as a joint venture by two names strongly linked to the world of
wine, the Navascues – in Jorge from Aragon and Carlos San Pedro from La Rioja. Jorge Navascues
has sought out the best dry grown, high altitude, low yielding Grenache in the hills surrounding
his bodega. The wine displays the enormous potential of Grenache grown in the right conditions
and reflects the rugged nature of the terrain and the sweet smelling wild herbs that grow there in
The vineyard is spread over 9 hectares grown in the foothills of the mountainous Moncayo Massif in
the province of Zarragoza. It is cold and windy and stark in some places, the average temperature is
12o , but garnacha grown here is rich but elegant and classy with acid and tannins enough to cope
with lashings of American and French oak aging. The vines grow on steep slopes on soil that is not
very fertile but is rich in organic matter. The vines range in age from 50 years to 80 years of age and
crop at the measly 1.5 tonne to the hectare. The wines are vinified and matured in a small but modern
winery and only two wines are made – both Garnacha – The Mancuso at 3000 cases (6) and Moncaino
at 7500 cases (6).
Jorge and Carlos respect the Garnacha grown in this area and to that end are intent on preserving the
respected reputation of the grape in this area that is decreasing in area due to depopulation and the
socio economic change affecting rural regions in Spain. These are classy wines that make great food
ALVARO DOMECQ DO Jerez
Alvaro Domecq is almost a living legend in Spain and Latin America. Famous for his bullfighting
career, his horse training school and of course his wines. He and his family have a long standing
tradition in Jerez.
PERELADA DO Cava
The 14th Century Castle of Perelada is situated in the eponymous village North of Barcelona in the
region of Emporda. Wine production in the region can be dated back to the 5th Century BC and the
library of Castillo Perelada has records of wine production in the cellars of Castillo Perelada dating
back to the Fifteenth Century AD and they are still used today.
Primarily a Cava house, Castillo Perelada never the less make a range of table wines from fruit grown
within the Emporda/Costa Brava region which lies within the wider Catalunya region. The northern
boundary of the region meets the border of France and the southern boundary is the Mediterranean
Sea. Therefore the soils and microclimates vary considerably – from coastal plains to steep hills
which in turn allows a wide range of varieties to be grown successfully and many French varieties are
included in the mix. The Mediterranean climate in this area is markedly influenced by the Tramontona
wind which can reach speeds of up to 120km per hour.
CLOS GALENA DOQ Priorat
Professer Miquel Perez, Oenologist and Pharmacist, and wife, Merche Dalmau, Pharmacist, fulfilled a dream when they established Clos Galena in 1999. They set out to build a sustainable estate producing wines that reflect the environment. Miquel passed away some years ago but Merche continues to manage the property according to their philosophy. The vineyard of 11 ha contains low yielding Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Carignan and Syrah.
CIMS DE PORRERA DOQ Priorat
Cims is Spanish for summits, and this geography plays an integral part in the wines of Cims de Porrera.
Each vineyard sits on the steep, rocky slopes above the village of Porrera in the D.O.Q. Priorat, at an
altitude of 400 to 600 meters. This rugged terrain demands meticulous harvesting by hand, and wines
remain with their separate vineyard blocks until final blending. The combination of unique black slate
soils, a rich variety of micro-climates and vines older than 60 years results in widely-recognized wines
of exceptional quality.