Ramiro Wine Cellar
Red wines 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.
The vineyards of the Paladin winery are located in the border area between the Eastern Veneto and Friuli, where wine was already being grown in Roman times. At that time, the wines of this area were shipped in amphorae from the nearby sea ports to Rome, as reported by the historian Pliny.
Soon after their arrival, the first Spanish colonists were already remarking the ideal vine growing conditions in Chile. In this country of great contrasts, embedded between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, the many wine regions differ significantly through micro-climate, topography and altitudes, and geological properties. TerraNoble owns vineyards in three different regions and so can provide different varieties with the most suitable growing conditions.
Weingut Schloss Gobelsburg
The first written evidence of Schloss Gobelsburg dates from 1074, but it was in 1171 that the Cistercian monks from the Zwettl monastery obtained the first vineyards at Heiligenstein and at Gaisberg in the Kamptal. Visitors entering the baroque-style complex built on a slight mound sense this tradition, this spirit, this experience accumulated over the centuries. The view takes in all the surroundings, from the village of Gobelsburg to the vine-covered hills of Heiligenstein. Inside, near the parish church where couples say yes for life, when the weather is pleasant, the pretty and romantic garden invites all to rest for a while.