Leda Viñas Viejas 2017 and Valverán 2017 have been the ice wine and cider chosen for the toast at Bodegas Masaveu this Christmas. These are new vintages that have just hit the market so that consumers of this Castilian-León wine and this Asturian ice cider can toast with the latest this Christmas.
Juan Glaría, director of oenology for this wine group, defines these references as “high-quality and peculiar wines that collect and very well concentrate the essence of Bodegas Masaveu: a very marked terroir and limited productions of traditional production, but with innovation in its concepts and processes, with a clear commitment to the environment and with a very close and personal vision of the project”.

 

Leda, an ecological multi-terroir

Leda Viñas Viejas 2017 is the wine that embodies the principles of Leda, the winery owned by the Masaveu family in Tudela de Duero, Valladolid. It is a multi-terroir organic wine, since it comes from different plots that are made separately. The vineyards from which this wine comes have
between 70 and 100 years old and are found throughout the Duero Valley.
This 100% Tempranillo wine, belonging to Vinos de la Tierra de Castilla y León and aged for 20 months in French oak barrels, has an intense, bright cherry red color with a high layer. It has aromas of red and black fruits, spices and toasted nuances, it is a complex wine and on the palate it is powerful, sweet, fruity and balanced. 12,000 bottles have been produced.

Valverán, authenticity and originality

For its part, Valverán 20 Manzanas is the ice cider produced by Bodegas Masaveu in Sariego, Asturias. This cider mill is a pioneer in the production of ice ciders in Spain. It has a golden color with coppery reflections, clean
and brilliant. It is fresh, surprising and exclusive. On the palate it has a very defined personality, full of nuances and with a unique fruit load.
The entrance is sweet and the taste is long and persistent, elegant and fine. Only 13,000 bottles have been produced in this vintage. The apples from which this cider comes are located on the cider farm itself and are of different native Asturian varieties: Raxao, Durona de Tresali, Verialona, De la Riega and Fuentes.

Bodegas Masaveu

The Masaveu family entered the wine sector in 1974, when it acquired Bodegas Murua, but the family’s vineyard plantations date back to the mid-19th century, specifically in Castellar del Vallés, where the family originated.
Since then, Bodegas Masaveu has grown to become a benchmark in the
sector, for the quality in the elaboration of its wines in different DO´s and for the philosophy
environment that they show and the utmost respect for the land, in which they have their own
vineyard plantations, thanks to which they manage to transmit, in each bottle, the unique personality of each terroir. In this way, each and every one of the projects that Masaveu Bodegas embarks on in different parts and regions of the country are united in a common denominator: Murua (DOCa Rioja), Fillaboa (DO Rias Baixas), Pagos de Araiz (DO Navarra), Leda (Wine from the Land of Castilla y León) and Valverán (Asturias).