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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 began in 1974 in the extremely dry area with the most modern methods of viticulture and planted the then not yet approved French varieties Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay. Petit Verdot and Syrah at. The two famous French enologists, Michel, advised each other Rolland (Born 1947) and Émile Peynaud (1912-2004). The vineyards in the mid-1970s were pretty much the first in Europe with artificial ones irrigation (Droplet irrigation). The Australian winegrower Dr. Richard Smart (* 1945) introduced a canopy management system designed by him (canopy system, Canopy Management ) on. In 1989, a newly built underground cellar was put into operation.

The total estate of Finca Casadevacas comprises 1,400 hectares, but the vineyards make up only 52 hectares. The winery was formerly granted a special regulation. The table wines were allowed to carry the name "Vino de Mesa de Toledo" with vintage indication, although there is no DO area called Toledo. This is now obsolete, because in 2003 was the single location 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) cult wine has been. Since the highest rating of the wines in 1995 by the wine critic Robert Parker The Marqués was considered a living legend. For some time, the winery has Berberana Shares.

The activities were extended from the late 1980s to other Spanish areas. The beginning took place in the area Rueda (Castilla-Leon). Since 1994 there is also a winery in Ollauri in the Rioja sub-area Rioja Alta, The vineyards cover there 15 hectares of vineyards. Here Rioja wines are produced in a joint venture with the two wineries Berberana and Lagunilla. Finally, in the year 2000 in the Duerotal 20 hectares were purchased and there in the area Ribera del Duero (Castile-Leon) produced under the name Bodegas Durius wines . The property also includes the winery Marqués de Griñón in the Argentine region Mendoza, Already since 1994, there is a joint venture with the wine multi "Arco Bodegas Unidas", which is significantly involved. The Marqués de Griñón is still in a managerial position.

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