Ramiro Wine Cellar
Red wines from Ramiro Wine Cellar
from Ramiro Wine Cellar
The Ramiro Wine Cellar project was born in 2001 out of the wishes of two men: Jesús Ramiro, a star chef, and Eduardo García, son of prominent winemaker Mariano García and a talented winemaker himself. The idea was to make a wine in their image that matched their vision of a great contemporary wine. No sooner said than done! Jesús's garage was converted into a winery that served as the birthplace of this wine and still produces it today. We have here a true 'garage wine'! From the start of their venture Jesús and Eduardo set themselves two conditions. First, the wine must come from old vines at least 30 years old (the oldest are around 90). Second, they did not want to limit themselves to a specific geographical region or be part of the appellation system (Denominaciones de Origen) so as to retain as much freedom as possible to create their great wine. The wine, classified as a 'Vino de la Terra' comes from the Duero river regions of Ribera de Duero, Toro and Cigales. The first vintage of the Ramiro was the 2001, made from just two plots. In 2003 came the Cóndita, the wine that we include here and whose grapes come from a number of places. The ageing is shorter, only 14 months in used barrels as compared to 30 in new barrels for the Ramiro. The wine is lighter, with greater finesse, and can also be appreciated younger. The garage has not been enlarged since and production remains limited and confidential. We are extremely proud to be able to market these wines in Switzerland, but there is nothing to stop you knocking on the door of Jesús's restaurant on your next visit to Spain and Valladolid and trying the wines there along with the grande cuisine of father and son. For a foretaste see www.ramiros.es.
Bodegas Vega Sindoa
The vineyards for the Vega Sindoa wines are in the heart of Navarre, in the Valle de Nekeas, the valley where the wine lives, as the locals say. The 6th leg of the pilgrim’s path to Santiago de Compostela leads through this charming hilly landscape, where wine has been grown for centuries.
Château Les Valentines
Not far from the picturesque towns of Nice and Saint-Tropez, the owners of Château Les Valentines, Gilles and Pascale Pons, produce wines that reflect the summery lightness and intense sensuality of the beautiful Provence countryside.
Nicolas Feuillatte, a visionary and gifted entrepreneur, presented his Champagne for the first time in 1976. It quickly became the trendy brand in jet-setter circles in the USA, Australia and England, circles which Nicolas Feuillatte regularly frequented. In just 30 years, Nicolas Feuillatte rose to become the No. 1 Champagne brand in France, and in 2016, exactly 40 years after its founding, it became the third largest export brand worldwide.