‘Wine Spectator’ elevates the red from the DO León ‘Los Mancebos’ to the category of ‘exceptional wines’
Robert Parker’s publication rates the first commercial reference of Bodegas Clandestinas with 90 points
Viñedos y Bodegas Clandestinas , which elaborated under technical criteria and certification from the Regulatory Council of the León Denomination of Origin , achieves oenological excellence and with its label Los Mancebos enters the group of “exceptional wines” of the prestigious Wine Spectator, the publication created by the critic Robert Parker that has become the most important and influential in the world for the sector viticulture and for the consumer. The small winery created and directed by the Leonese winemakers Víctor Garrido and Goyo Gordaliza has just reached 90 Parker points with its first commercial reference, Los Mancebos 2016 , a 100% Prieto Picudo monovarietal with eighteen months of aging. in French oak. Added to this red wine is a Los Mancebos 100% Albarín aged for four months in barrels, also made from French oak.
With a firm commitment to the León Denomination of Origin and its star varieties, the next step is to open the market, both nationally and internationally. In a commercial scenario as complicated as that of 2020, this very important recognition represents for Viñedos y Bodegas Clandestinas a accolade and an exceptional letter of presentation for an exciting project .
Viñedos y Bodegas Clandestinas is characterized by the production of garage wines from very small vinifications, following traditional techniques and under exhaustive control of all processes, both in the winery itself and in the vineyard . With great experience in winemaking in other wine regions, mainly in La Rioja, Garrido and Gordaliza decided to bet on the production area in the south of the province of León and its two autochthonous varieties, Prieto Picudo and Albarín, to find a uniqueness and differentiation that are beginning to receive their fruits after being highly recognized by one of the great international gurus in the world of wine.