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Marqués de Griñón

The winery is located in Malpica de Tajo 50 kilometers away from the city of Toledo in the Spanish region La Mancha, It is named after the aristocratic previous owner of the same name, whose real name is Carlos Falcó y Fernández de Córdova. Part of the vineyards has been owned by the family since 1292. The Marqués started viniculture in the extremely dry area in 1974 with the most modern methods and planted the French varieties not yet approved Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay. Petit Verdot and Syrah on. The two famous French oenologists Michel acted as consultants Rolland (* 1947) and Émile Peynaud (1912-2004). The vineyards were pretty much the first in Europe with artificial ones in the mid-1970s irrigation (Droplet irrigation). The Australian winegrower Dr. Richard Smart (* 1945) implemented a canopy management system (leaf roof system, Canopy management ) on. In 1989 a new underground winery was opened.

The entire estate of the "Finca Casadevacas" covers 1,400 hectares, but the vineyards make up only 52 hectares. The winery was previously granted a special arrangement. The table wines were allowed to bear the name "Vino de Mesa de Toledo" with the vintage, although there is no DO area called Toledo. This is now obsolete, because in 2003 the single layer became Dominio de Valdepusa as the highest Spanish wine quality level Vino de Pago classified. Since then, the wines have been produced under this name. The top product is the red wine cuvée "Eméritus" (Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petit Verdot), which is used for cult wine has been. Since the top rating of the wines in 1995 by the wine critic Robert Parker the Marqués was considered a living legend. The winery has been owned for some time Berberana Shares.

The activities were expanded to other Spanish areas in the late 1980s. The beginning was in the area Rueda (Castilla-Leon). Since 1994 there has also been a winery in Ollauri in the Rioja sub-area Rioja Alta, The vineyards cover 15 hectares of vineyards. Rioja wines are produced here in a joint venture with the two wineries Berberana and Lagunilla. Finally, in 2000, 20 hectares of vineyards were acquired in the Duero Valley and there in the area Ribera del Duero (Castile and Leon) produces wines under the name Bodegas Durius . The Marqués de Griñón estate in the Argentine region also belongs to the property Mendoza, There has been a joint venture with the wine giant "Arco Bodegas Unidas" since 1994, which is significantly involved. The Marqués de Griñón is still in a managerial position.

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