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Winemaker Spotlight: Miguel Ángel de Gregorio, Finca Nueva Rioja

Miguel Angel Gregorio

Finca Founded in 2004 by famed winemaker Miguel Ángel de Gregorio in the heart of Rioja Alta, Finca Nueva leads the new wave of Riojan wines that adhere to Rioja's traditional aging and classification system, but are more fresh, fun and enjoyable on the palate than their conventional 'old-world' Riojan counterparts. Wines are made solely from varieties indigenous to Rioja, a region known as one of Spain's oldest and most famous grape growing region. Vines are planted in close proximity to the banks of the Ebro River, farmed sustainably and harvested by hand. The region's diverse terroir and varying elevations provide complex, consumer-friendly wines that are produced by one of Europe's most celebrated winemakers, who routinely garners high honors for the wines he makes at his newest estate, or "Finca Nueva".

Unveiling Excellence: The Mastery of Miguel Ángel de Gregorio and Finca Nueva Riserva

In the world of winemaking, certain individuals stand out as true artisans, weaving tales of passion, dedication, and a deep connection to the land. One such luminary is the esteemed winemaker Miguel Ángel de Gregorio, whose artistry has left an indelible mark on the viticultural landscape. At the heart of his legacy lies the Finca Nueva Riserva, a testament to the harmonious marriage of tradition, innovation, and an unwavering commitment to quality.

A Maestro in the Vineyards: Miguel Ángel de Gregorio

Miguel Ángel de Gregorio is more than a winemaker; he is a custodian of centuries-old winemaking traditions passed down through generations. Hailing from the picturesque region of Rioja in Spain, de Gregorio's journey into winemaking began as a young apprentice, where he absorbed the wisdom of the elders and learned to read the subtle nuances of the terroir.

His winemaking philosophy revolves around a profound respect for nature and a belief that exceptional wines are born when the vines are allowed to express their true character. Through meticulous vineyard management and a keen understanding of the grape-growing cycle, de Gregorio has become a maestro in coaxing the best from his vineyards.

Finca Nueva Riserva

Finca Nueva Riserva: A Symphony of Terroir and Craftsmanship

The Finca Nueva Riserva stands as a magnum opus in Miguel Ángel de Gregorio's portfolio, a wine that encapsulates the essence of Rioja and the artistry of its creator. Crafted from carefully selected grapes grown in the region's most coveted vineyards, this Riserva is a true reflection of the terroir.

Grapes with a Purpose: De Gregorio understands that great wines begin with exceptional grapes. The Finca Nueva Riserva is predominantly composed of Tempranillo, the flagship grape of Rioja, blended with other indigenous varieties. This blend imparts complexity and a sense of place to the wine.

Extended Aging: The wine undergoes a prolonged aging process in oak barrels, a nod to Rioja's winemaking traditions. The careful interplay between the fruit and oak results in a wine that marries the vibrant fruit character with nuanced layers of vanilla, spice, and subtle oak influence.

Elegance in Every Sip: What sets the Finca Nueva Riserva apart is its undeniable elegance. De Gregorio's winemaking finesse is evident in the wine's seamless structure, velvety tannins, and a lingering finish that beckons you to savor each sip.

The Finca Nueva Experience:

Tasting the Finca Nueva Riserva is more than enjoying a glass of wine; it's an immersion into the soul of Rioja. Each bottle tells a story of a winemaker's dedication, a vineyard's character, and the terroir's influence, all converging in a symphony of flavors and aromas.

Whether shared with friends over a sumptuous meal or savored in quiet contemplation, the Finca Nueva Riserva is an invitation to experience the magic that unfolds when tradition and innovation dance in perfect harmony.

In Conclusion: A Legacy in Every Bottle

Miguel Ángel de Gregorio and his Finca Nueva Riserva exemplify the pinnacle of winemaking artistry. With a profound connection to the land, a commitment to tradition, and an unwavering pursuit of excellence, de Gregorio's wines have become ambassadors of Rioja's rich winemaking heritage.

As you uncork a bottle of Finca Nueva Riserva, you are not merely sipping wine; you are partaking in the legacy of a visionary winemaker whose passion has been poured into every drop. It's a journey through the sun-kissed vineyards of Rioja, an ode to the grape, and a celebration of the enduring spirit of Miguel Ángel de Gregorio. Cheers to the artistry of winemaking, where every bottle tells a story waiting to be discovered.

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