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Finca Sandoval

Finca Sandoval was founded in 1998 by Víctor de la Serna – writer, critic and editor of El Mundo – […]

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Finca Sandoval

Finca Sandoval was founded in 1998 by Víctor de la Serna – writer, critic and editor of El Mundo – and winemaker Rafael Orozco. They saw the potential of the high altitude, limestone-rich soils around Cuenca in Manchuela. The project has been on our radar for some time, but our interest was piqued again when Javi Revert – who makes vibrant, terroir-transparent wines in his native Valencia – came on board as winemaker. There is a rich farming tradition in this biodiverse landscape, which rises from 750 to 1000 meters above sea level on the Meseta (central plateau) of Spain. You can still find 80-year-old vineyards planted with traditional local varieties, interspersed with olive trees and cereal crops. Víctor and Rafael planted Syrah and Touriga Nacional – all certified organic – as well as leasing old vine plots of Bobal, Monastrell, Garnacha Tinta, Garnacha Tintorera and Moravia Agria across the region. In their small, functional winery, they work in a modern way, learning from the past to make modern wines with a traditional soul. We’re excited to see how this project develops with Javi at the helm.

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Castilla La Mancha, Spain
  • Location
    Castilla La Mancha, Spain
  • Primary Appellation
    Manchuela
  • Proprietor
    Ángel García Cordero
  • Winemaker
    Javier Revert & Marcos Mendez
  • Size / Elevation
    15 hectares / 750-1000 meters
  • Age of Vines
    10-85+ years
  • Farming
    Certified organic
  • Varieties
    Syrah, Bobal, Monastrell, Garnacha Tintorera, Garnacha, others
  • Cellar
    Hand harvested, partially destemmed, natural yeast fermentation, aging in French oak barrels, foudres, and tinajas
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