Spain has over 2.9 million acres (over 1.17 million hectares) planted—making it the most widely planted wine producing nation but it is the third largest producer of wine in the world, the largest being Italy followed by France. This is due, in part, to the very low yields and wide spacing of the old vines planted on the dry, infertile soil found in many Spanish wine regions.
Mar de Frades
The ocean and its infinite strength is what defines our Atlantic style. It nurtures the grapes with its breeze, and our soul with its graceful light. To it we owe all we have been, all that we are and all that we will be.
Founder and wine aging pioneer Ramón Bilbao would have been delighted with the winery's excellent brand awareness nowadays, which is the result of the strategy developed by Zamora Company -a heavyweight in the drinks business with brands such as Licor 43- since its takeover in 1999.
Bodegas Arzuaga is located in Valladolid, in the middle of the Ribera del Duero Denomination of Origin. The setting where the wines produced by the winery are born can be found in the La Planta estate, a property that the Arzuaga family owns in the Valladolid town of Quintanilla de Onésimo. This estate has a privileged situation for the cultivation of the vine, since its vines receive the sun and the necessary humidity for the perfect ripening of the grape.
Franck Massard was ranked the Best Sommelier in the U.K. in 1996 and most recently, the 2013 Naked Winemaker of the Year, a highly coveted award by nakedwines.com
In 2004, Franck acquired a vineyard in Spain’s Priorat region and from there, began the journey and dream of creating wines with a real sense of place from lesser known regions like Ribeira Sacra, Terra Alta, and Valdeorras.
He sought out vineyards in marginal climates where the vines ripen slowly from century-old vines, some of which had been abandoned due to the excessively low yields however these same vines were producing fruit of outstanding quality.
Can Sumoi was born from the passion of the 21st generation of the Raventós family, Pepe Raventós. He feels more like a winegrower than a winemaker.
His experiences led him to meet the great masters of Jura from which his inspiration for making natural wines came; pure wines, without intervention, wild in essence, born from a land abandoned for many years, but with enormous potential.
René Barbier, descendent of a renowned family of French winemakers came to the Priorat when the wines of the area were completely unknown. He was the first of a group of pioneers who made the New Priorats and has worked successfully towards recovering the region’s unique terroir.
Sangria is a traditional and popular drink in many Spanish towns, it is an integral part of the country’s history and tourism, above all in summer because it is a refreshing drink, synonymous with beach, sun, and a nice beach bar. Sangria is healthy and natural. It is synonymous with social gatherings, celebration and joy. The perfect refreshing drink for parties and gatherings, with friends and family gathered around a large glass of chilled Sangria, LOLEA brings a sophisticated touch with style and taste.