Leda Viñas Viejas 2017 and Valverán 2017 were the wine and the cider chosen for the toast at Bodegas Masaveu this Christmas. These new vintages have been released so that consumers of this wine from Castilla y León and this ice-cider from Asturias can toast with the latest editions this Christmas.
Juan Glaría, oenology manager at this wine group, defines these products as “high-quality, singular wines that perfectly capture the essence of Bodegas Masaveu: unique terroirs and traditionally crafted limited productions, yet with innovation in their concepts and processes, clear commitment to the environment and a personal and close project vision”.
Leda, an organic multiterroir
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. This organic, multiterroir wine proceeds from different plots that are separately crafted. The vineyards that these wines come from are between 70 and 100 years old and are situated along the Duero valley.
This 100% Tempranillo wine, belongs to Wines from the Land of Castilla and León and has been aged for 20 months in French oak barrels, presenting a deep, intense and bright, cherry red colour. It offers aromas of red and black fruit, spices and toasted nuances. This complex wine is powerful, moreish, fruity and balanced on the palate. 12,000 bottles have been produced.
Valverán, authentic and original
Valverán 20 Manzanas is an ice-cider made by Bodegas Masaveu in Sariego, Asturias. This cider mill is a pioneer in crafting ice-cider in Spain. This cider offers a clean and bright golden colour with copper glints. It is fresh, surprising and exclusive. On the palate the personality is well-defined, full of nuances and offers a unique fruitiness.
The attack is sweet and the flavour is long and persistent, elegant and outstanding. Only 13,000 bottles have been made this year. The apples used to make this cider come from estate-owned orchards situated around the cider mill, including several native Asturian varietals such as: Raxao, Durona de Tresali, Verialona, De la Riega and Fuentes.
The Masaveu family first invested in the wine sector in 1974, when they purchased Bodegas Murua, however the family’s first vineyards date back to the middle of the 19th century, precisely in Castellar del Vallés where the family originally comes from and where Federico Masaveu Rivell began a journey to be continued one century later by his descendants.
Masaveu Bodegas has since grown to become a leader in the sector as a result of the quality of their winemaking in different DO´s, their sustainable philosophy and their utmost respect for the land in their estate-owned vineyards, thanks to which they transmit the unique personality of each terroir in each and every bottle. This being the common denominator in all the projects led by Bodegas Masaveu in different parts and regions of the country: Murua (DOCa Rioja), Fillaboa (DO Rias Baixas), Pagos de Aráiz (DO Navarra), Leda (Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León) and Valverán (Asturias).