Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Margón Wineries

For the ocassion we travel to Bodegas Margón in the Spanish appellation of Tierra de León, where Laura Courel, responsible for sales of the winery, receives us. Located in Pajares de los Oteros, in the province of León, the history of the winery goes back  in 2007, almost to that of the Appellation of Origin. It is the project of two entrepreneurs, Eugenio González and Alfredo Martínez, who moved by their passion for wine, they acquire some of the oldest vineyards in the region, and involve in the process one of the best winemakers of the moment, Raúl Pérez as manager and enologist, the result, the Pricum brand.

The personal touch of Raúl Pérez is present in the project since its inception, it is noticeable at all times, especially that Burgundian mark, introducing the concept of "terroir" that characterizes him in all his wines. From the acquisition of old vineyard, with many of its centenary vines, creeping vineyards, without trellises, to the manual harvest selecting the grape at the right time. The way to make the wine includes use of the cold chamber to receive the bunches, located on an upper floor to facilitate the fall by gravity. Steel deposits are avoided to focus on large conical-shaped wooden tubs for fermentation. The aging takes place in French oak barrels.