Wines with soul
We want people who enjoy our wines to come to the place where they originate: to the vineyard and its natural surroundings. The hilltops with their poor soils composed of granite sand, giving the wines depth and mineral notes, together with the natural acidity of the grapes, are the key parameters of Las Moradas de San Martín. Long, enveloping wines that are subtle and elegant and at the same time lively and fresh, with a surprising capacity for aging considering the variety. This “youthfulness” of the wines establishes guidelines for our work and has made us reconsider the use of sulphites as a preservative because the synergy of low yield, sandy soil and excellent acidity themselves act as natural preservatives, allowing us to limit sulphite use. It is a project in which we have had to break down important stereotypes and start from scratch to get to know our own raw material well, without any outside agents concealing or distorting its true nature.
ALBILLO REAL 2020
The well-aired vineyards are located at an altitude of almost 900 meters above sea level on cool, well-drained soils, which give the grapes their distinctive character. The locals call the Albillo Real Tempranales, because of its early ripening. The bunches are pressed whole and vatted until fermentation begins naturally with the grape’s indigenous yeasts over a period of three weeks. Afterwards, the wine is aged for 6 months in used French oak barrels of 300 and 500 liters of capacity, where batônages are carried out at full moon. A 30% of the wine was made without sulfites and underwent malolactic fermentation, giving the wine greater smoothness and creaminess. During the winter cold, necessary for natural cleaning, the wine is bottled without filtering or clarifying.
- Gold Medal: Bacchus 2021
- Silver Medal: Decanter 2021
- Silver Medal: International Organic Wine Competition 2021
INITIO 2017 ECO
The winery’s first ECO red wine is made using grapes from selected Garnacha vines of between 50 and 112 years of age, planted at an altitude of almost 900 m above sea level on sandy, rocky granitic soils. Vines grown with their own natural, organic and biodynamic seal in a unique terroir that provides the essence of Las Moradas: low yields due to balance of the soil, excellent raw material, impeccable acidity, good ripeness, great balance and health, resulting in very personal wines that age with elegance over the years. The mineral character provided by these vineyards is softened by the aging in oak barrels, different depending on each parcel. After bottle ageing, Initio reflects with more clarity the character of this unique vineyard, mineral, deep and with tasty tannins, undoubtedly the heart of the winery..
- Gold Medal BEST OF SPAIN WINE CHALLENGE IRLANDA 2021.
- Argent Medal BEST OF SPAIN WINE CHALLENGE PAISES BAJOS 2021.
LAS LUCES 2010
Deep red cherry colour. Complex aromas on the nose; blackberry jam, raisins, liquorice and cocoa against a mineral background with balsamic nuances of rosemary and thyme. The wine packs a punch on the palate. It is elegant, mouth-filling and well structured with a delightful meatiness and pleasant persistence.
Gold Medal: Challenge International du Vin, France.
Gold Medal: Grenaches du Monde, France.
Gold Medal: Mundus Vini, Germany.
Special Award: Viñas de Madrid 13th Edition.
Gold Bacchus: Unión Española de Catadores, Spain.
LAS LUCES 2011
Las Luces 2011 is a very complex wine, one that can only be made when the weather and the vintages give us the opportunity to create great wines. To date, from 2005 to 2021 the production of Las Luces has only been possible in 6 vintages. The sandy soils combined with exceptional years give us a very concentrated fruit, with great cellaring potential. A unique, full-bodied terroir-driven wine. This wine tries to capture the essence of the Garnacha grown in these terroirs, from vines over 60 years old in the most respectful and natural way possible. An everlasting vintage.
- Gold Medal: Grenaches du Monde 2021
- Great Gold Bacchus 2022
Fresh and aromatic, this wine truly represents the spirit of terroir of the Garnacha from the Las Moradas estate. Attractive and stable cherry-red colour. This wine reveals typical characteristics of the Garnacha variety; floral aromas alongside those of plum and low mountain scrub against a mineral background typical of granite-based soil. The personality of the fruit is strong with subtle hints of oak enhancing the overall experience. Satisfying on the palate with a lingering finish.
- Gold Bacchus, Unión Española de Catadores, Spain.
- Gold: Grenaches du Monde
LA SABINA 2014
Picota cherry red colour of medium intensity. Pleasant aromas characteristic of the Garnacha variety on the nose; plums, liquorice and aromatic plants such as fennel. Powerful on the palate with excellent acidity. Mouthfilling fruit and a hint of dark chocolate give way to a lingering mineral finish.
- Gold Medal: XXIII Viñas de Madrid Edition.