The ADN Verema Guide scores over 90 points the four most iconic wines of the Valencian winery.
The wines of Bodegas Vicente Gandia continue to dazzle the world. The ADN Verema Guide, which in its 2022 edition includes nearly 700 wines tasted, has published its scores and has valued the four most iconic wines from Bodegas Vicente Gandía above 90 points. Verema.com is the most visited Spanish-speaking community for wine and gastronomy enthusiasts, with more than 123,000 registered users. A web page that contains discussion forums and blogs about the world of wine and gastronomy, virtual tastings and even a section to assess hotels, rural houses and wine tourism experiences.
In addition, it is the only guide created by professionals in the sector (sommelier, oenologists, specialized press, etc.) professors of oenology and viticulture, prescribers, enthusiasts and consumers. Through the tasting panels and the opinions expressed on the web, they reflect the trends and opinions of consumers and users of Verema.com.
The ADN Verema Wine Guide has assessed 4 Vicente Gandía wines with excellent scores:
- Bobal Blanco – 90 Points. This wine is pale yellow with a reddish hue. Aromas of wild strawberries, white flowers and ripe fruit. On the palate, it has a well-balanced acidity with a refreshing long finish reminiscent of fruits of the forest.
This white wine has been made from Bobal variety red grapes. It is for this reason that these have been hand picked and by adopting an entire pressing capacity with a yield of under 45%. It must be left cold so that they can be rolled for three days in order to absorb the pale colour which has been extracted and to allow it to be fermented once it has been cleansed at 14º C. The wine is then carted into French oak barrels once it has been measured and has completed its fermentation process.
- Bobal Negro – 91 Points. This wine has an intense red colour and purple rim. Aromas of rich red fruits and English caramel with slight smoky notes. On the palate it well rounded and full, finishing with light notes of oak from its barrel ageing.
This red wine has been made using a selection of Bobal grapes from vineyards within the upper Utiel Requena region. It has been harvested during the middle of October with yields of under 1 k per vine. Pre-fermentation maceration is carried out at 3º C for a period of four days while it is fermented at 26º C before it remains as pulp for a further ten days. 50% of the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation coated in lightly roasted 12 months in French oak.
- Ceramic Monastrell – 93 Points. Intense, dark red wine with lively edges. On the nose, the aromas of ripe plum, liquorice and notes of coconut and vanilla stand out.In the mouth it is wide, robust, with sweet tannins and elegant acidity. Leaving the memory in the mouth of these very ripe red fruits.
Ceramic, derived from the ancient Greek word Keremiké (‘made of e/ay’), is a wine crafted from old vines of the Monastrell grape variety, grown on dry terrain. U niquely aged for 11 months in fine oak barreis and refined in traditional clay vats, known as tinajas.
- Clos de Gallur – 92 Points. Ruby red with ruby red reflections of the same colour. High intensity of ripe red fruit with excellent complexity and delicate hints of new oak. Fleshy, with a very polished tannin. Round, elegant and with a very long finish.
The Clos de Gallur estate is located in the municipality of Caudete, 600m above sea level, and is within the most inland areas of the so-called “Valencian Tuscany” where rainfall is even scarcer, giving wines of unusual concentration. The municipality of Caudete belongs today to the province of Albacete, but historically it belonged to the Kingdom of Valencia. After the War of Succession in 1707, Caudete was declared in rebellion and annexed to the Crown of Castile. Due to its location within the “Vall dels Alforins” and its historical character, the Finca Casa Gallur is an exceptional estate where wines with the Protected Designation of Origin Valencia can be produced.