Add 2016 in O.D. Cigales, Excellent

Last May 18, the qualification tasting of the 2016 vintage of the wines of the Cigales Denomination of Origin was held, where a group of national and international tasters, winemakers, tasted the different wines of this denomination, both red and rosé , And white. The result was an EXCELLENT vintage.

According to Julio Valle, President of the Regulatory Council, the assessment responds to the “know-how of winegrowers” and farmers in the area and for that reason he was satisfied with the result given by a group of national and international experts who have granted the highest recognition to the grapes 2016.

The tasting consisted of a white wine, four pinks and five reds. The tasters have analyzed the organoleptic characteristics in the visual, olfactory and gustatory phases. According to the technical director of the denomination, Águeda del Val, began with a target since, since in 2011 as a result of the change in the regulations of the denomination, it was already allowed to taste a white wine in Cigales. The first pink was “very pale”, which is what the market is demanding. The next three were the Cigales classics, and finally the red ones, two are young people already on the market and the rest, they are cries of 2016, that is, they are starting to grow old. It has been explained by Águeda del Val, technical director of the denomination.

The members of the jury have been surprised by the target of the variety verdejo in a denomination in which it is not habitual to try this type of wines. Regarding the rosados, the members of the jury emphasized that they were fresh wines, aromatic, easy to drink and to harmonize with all type of foods.

Finally, the reds, which are the great unknowns of Cigales, have dazzled the tasters because of their great quantity of aromas and their capacity of aging.

In short, and with the sum of everything, the conclusion was the maximum that can be granted: the vintage of Cigales 2016 is “Excellent”

Viña Calderona and Conde Ansúrez, Gold and Silver in “Le Mondial du Rosé of Cannes 2017

It is a pleasure to announce that, in the recent edition of “Le Mondial du Rosé” held in Cannes this same week (14th edition), our wines VIÑA CALDERONA 2016 and CONDE ANSÚREZ 2016 have obtained the gold and silver medals respectively, From last year.

This contest, original for evaluating only rosé wines from around the world, continues to grow in international prestige year after year, so we want to share this excellent news with all of you.

Of all the wineries with D.O. Cigales, Frutos Villar is the only one that repeats gold medal with Viña Calderona Rosado, proof of good work and continuous care in the elaboration of our wines.

Frutos Villar wines will be at the great taste of El Norte de Castilla in the Millennium Dome next Saturday

Frutos Villar wines can taste Saturday December 17 at the grand tasting of red, rosé and white wines and other quality products of the Earth El Norte de Castilla – organized under the patronage of the municipality of Valladolid and the Office Valladolid wine tourism – in the Valladolid Millennium Dome from the 1930 hours.Under the name of ‘Castilian and Leonese language on everyone’s lips’, the channel of wines from the newspaper,, takes advantage of to promote the wines of the region through this great tasting involving other wineries in the region.To participate there to buy a card that allows you to test five wines among those proposed by the participating wineries and taste the other agri-food products on sale in the commercial Office of North of Castilla Street Platerías, 14, and in the Office of tourist resources of the Acera de Recoletos, both in capital Valladolid.If purchased in advance, from 9 to 16 December, it will cost 3 euros per person, while the price will rise to 5 euros if you buy the same day 17, also at the desk of the Millennium Dome

The family of wines Frutos Villar, straight to China

The wines of the four denominations of origin produced Frutos Villar, Rueda, Ribera, Toro and Cigales be sold soon in China. After more than two years of negotiations and procedures, due to the complexity for a European company at the time of entering the Asian giant, the winery has opened a key market in its international expansion, China. Sporadically and had taken came to this country, but from now on and thanks to the continuation of the agreement reached by the head of foreign trade, José Luis Villar, and representatives of one of Asia’s most important distributors in the Chinese market you can buy wine, especially red wine, de Frutos Villar. Reception by the Mayor of Valladolid The leaders of this company will visit China from Saturday until Tuesday, the group’s three wineries in Castilla y Leon, where he made wines of Ribera del Duero, Toro Cigales, and this trip will conclude work Tuesday with the receipt of the mayor of Valladolid, Francisco Javier Leon de la Riva, the issue consists of nine representatives of the company in China, accompanied by José Luis Villar and the manager of the winery, Fernando Caballero, in City Hall at 11 am. With harvest nearing completion, the group may attend direct winemaking of the winery as well as meet the region’s landmarks

Calderona Crianza 2005, 90 points Robert Parker.

The critic Robert Parker has chosen the Spanish wine Calderona Crianza 2005, Bodegas Frutos Villar, one of the best reds in the world to provide it with 90 points. This wine, joined the Cigales Appellation of Origin is one hundred percent Tempranillo and, according to Parker, is a stock “tasty that can be enjoyed at full maturity from 2011,” according to Europa Press reported sources cellar.