• James Suckling’s ratings for Patrocinio

    on Aug 14, 18 in Prizes, Rioja with Comments Off on James Suckling’s ratings for Patrociniocomments

    Our wines express the sheer purity of the grapes of Uruñuela – whose people are known as “Storks.” Based on Tempranillo, a hallmark of DOCa Rioja, we have crafted a series of wines that capture the soul of our land. They are characterised by a good selection of grapes, which translate into balanced wines with structure and a strong core of fruit intensity. Continue Reading

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  • Great ratings in Guía de Vinos & Aceites 2018

    on Jul 1, 18 in Fairs 2018, News, Prizes, Rioja, Sin categoría with Comments Off on Great ratings in Guía de Vinos & Aceites 2018comments

    Great ratings for Bodegas Patrocinio’s wines in La Guía de Vinos y Aceites 2018 – La Semana Vitivinícola. Our best performing ranges have been:

    ZINIO, Crianza Vendimia Seleccionada Tempranillo, 2015, 95 pts.

    ZINIO 200 Tempranillo & Graciano, 2015, 93 pts.

    Lágrimas de María, Crianza Tempranillo, 2015, 92 pts. version_spanish

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  • Wine Journalists and MWs at Bodegas Patrocinio

    on Jun 27, 18 in Sin categoría with Comments Off on Wine Journalists and MWs at Bodegas Patrociniocomments

    In the context of the Institute of Masters of Wine’s international Symposium, entitled ‘Living Wine’ which took place in Rioja, Spain, Bodegas Patrocinio welcomed several wine journalists and Masters of Wine. Among these, Matt Walls, who has been in the wine trade for 15 years and recently became Contributing Editor at Decanter; he also writes for other magazines including Foodism, and Harpers Wine & Spirit; Peter Dean, co-founder for the UK premium on-trade magazine The Buyer, which launched in 2016; he has also contributed to other key titles such as The Guardian and the UK wine and spirit trade magazine Harpers.

    As well, Patrick Schmitt MW, editor-in-chief at The Drinks Business, called on us. Patrick also writes for, and manages, the European and Hong Kong editions of this publication and heads up the publication’s panel tastings such as the Rioja Panel Tasting which takes place every year for the magazine. Patrick became a Master of Wine in March 2015 and for the last two years, he has been shortlisted for editor of the year in the business and professional magazine category for the British Society of Magazine Editors.

    Master of Wine (MW) is the most prestigious title in the world of wine.  What started more than sixty years ago as a qualification for the UK wine trade is now held by a global family of 370 Masters of Wine, in 28 countries. The membership encompasses winemakers, buyers, shippers, business owners, retailers, academics, sommeliers, wine educators, writers, journalists and more.

    The visitors were very satisfied with our winery and visit of our vines. We hope to host such an important visit in the future again.version_spanish

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  • Bodegas Patrocinio’s experimiental plot

    on Jun 12, 18 in Sin categoría, The vineyards with Comments Off on Bodegas Patrocinio’s experimiental plotcomments

    Just as we have commented in this blog in previous entries (August 16th 2017) the lifeline of this project is assessing the behavior of the different grape varieties and the different training systems in use. Our goal is to provide hands-on experience to both staff and wine growers, a way to create synergy and build awareness of the nature of our terroir.

    In this new post we wish to draw readers a bit closer to our five main grape varieties, that is Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano, Viura and Tempranillo Blanco. Gaining an insight into these varieties will provide our followers with the special features and characteristics of our best-known grapes.

    The pictures below reveal how well the different varieties can be distinguished at their current grapevine growth stage (inflorescences well developed). Very soon the flowering stage will follow, bringing renewed enthusiasm at a crucial point in grapevine growth development.version_spanish

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  • Bodegas Patrocinio’s visit to Central America: “Three countries, a single wine”

    on May 2, 18 in Events, Fairs 2018, News, Sin categoría with Comments Off on Bodegas Patrocinio’s visit to Central America: “Three countries, a single wine”comments

    Our commercial manager, Juan Pradell, visited three Central American countries: Panama, Costa Rica and Mexico. It was a tight itinerary with lots of meeting, interviews, training sessions, wine tasting and wine pairing events. He started off in Panama City where he stayed at one of Panama’s most exclusive hotels; then he flew to Costa Rica and wrapped up the tour with his 3-day stay in Mexico. It was a fruitful business trip where he was able to strengthen our relationship with long-standing customers and broaden Lágrimas de Maria‘s marketshare, which gradually consolidates its position as one of Central America’s best sold Spanish wines.version_spanish

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  • Best of Spain 2018: Top 100@Prowein

    on Mar 4, 18 in Fairs 2018 with Comments Off on Best of Spain 2018: Top 100@Proweincomments

    ProWein is probably the world’s leading trade fair for wine and spirits – scheduled to take place in Dusseldorf, Germany, from 18th to 20th March, 2018. Exclusively targeted to wine professionals, ProWein is a must-see meeting venue for professionals from viticulture, production, trade and gastronomy. The three days of intensive business activity prove ProWein to be the highlight of this year’s wine events worldwide. version_spanish

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  • EL CUARTO, Bodegas Patrocinio’s vegan wine

    on Feb 1, 18 in News with Comments Off on EL CUARTO, Bodegas Patrocinio’s vegan winecomments

    El Cuarto, patrociniowine, winelover, vegan

    Bodegas Patrocinio spearheads innovation through its latest development: the production of a new type of wine, wholly free from animal-based products, i.e. a fully vegan wine.

    Wine is simply grape juice transformed by yeasts (microorganisms), which allow fermentation. Nevertheless, winemaking techniques also include the use of fining agents that help eliminate proteins, yeasts and other molecules that give wine a cloudy appearance.version_spanish

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  • Lágrimas de María plays a leading role at FiTur2018

    on Jan 28, 18 in Fairs 2018 with Comments Off on Lágrimas de María plays a leading role at FiTur2018comments

    Sunday January 21st was the closing day of major Madrid-based tourist fair FiTur2018. A hit in terms of attendees (bus-loads pouring into the venue) and economic impact, worth 260 million Euros, FiTur consolidated its position as one of the most important tourist fairs in Europe.version_spanish Continue Reading

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  • Rioja’s grape harvest in a complex European context

    on Nov 1, 17 in The vineyards with Comments Off on Rioja’s grape harvest in a complex European contextcomments

    Fairly uncommon climatic factors have resulted in very low grape yields in Rioja this year. In line with our viticulture team’s report winter and spring had less rainfall and higher temperatures than average in the region. Convergence of both factors caused early shoots with regards to a normal cycle. 2017’s grape harvest was an exceptionally early harvest; as far as our growers are concerned, the earliest ever, finishing by late September. In terms of yields, the slide in grape harvest was more than 20% down on 2016.  version_spanish

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  • Tempranillo Blanco – Start of the harvest season

    on Sep 11, 17 in The vineyards with Comments Off on Tempranillo Blanco – Start of the harvest seasoncomments

    At Bodegas Patrocinio we continue to foster Tempranillo Blanco – a relatively new white grape – as a major variety. An early September harvest was set to go down as amongst the smallest but most stupendous hauls in the last harvest seasons. Over the last years we have had a clear vision as to the new key role played by Tempranillo Blanco, thus planting new vines that have already become the lifeline of our floral and fruity whites. version_spanish Continue Reading

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