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We are in our early years.

Vi?anta Marina was founded in 1999. The owners, hailing from Extremadura, were convinced that Extremadura, and specifically 8 Km. outside M?da, was the perfect location to embark on a new and unique project.

They chose a 200 hectare estate at the foot of the Lamoneda Mountain range where 80 hectares of perfectly conserved Mediterranean woods -comprised of holm oak, cork oak, strawberry madrone, wild olive, rock-rose and a huge variety of shrubs- embellish and brighten the area with their colours and steep the surroundings in aromas.

The mountains, woods, bodega and vineyard make for a truly beautiful setting that does not go unnoticed by our visitors. While the holm and cork oak trees add to the picturesqueness of the area, the 61 hectares of vineyards give it freshness, enveloping the bodega, country house and grange in a simplicity and austerity that is characteristic of Extremadura.

Our experience, expertise and enthusiasm are earning Vi?anta Marina a worldwide reputation for quality wines and securing it a place in the wine market.

Our first wines passed the test of the most chosen consumers before venturing further a field. Vi?anta Marina, like its adventurous ancestors, was destined for export from the outset, crossing oceans and borders to distant lands in search of new opportunities and presenting our Extremaduran wines for the discovery and approval of consumers.


After the long journey from the planting of the vine to harvest, the grape is finally ready and it is time to make the wine.

Nobody invented fermentation. The winemaking process, that is to say, the transformation of grape juice into wine, occurs naturally, but there is no doubt that with the proper knowledge and resources, one can produce good musts that go on to yield delicious
wines with rich colours and aromas.

At Vi?anta Marina, we start by testing the grapes in the field. Harvesting time is determined by the degree of ripeness of the grapes and the type of wine we want to produce.

In our modern bodega we work with lively and resistant yeasts from our vineyards, at high temperatures in the case of red wines.

Long and controlled maceration for red wines, days and days of slow fermentation for white wines, as we strive to produce pretty coloured wines with intense aromas and good structures.

Young red wines are very attractive but unstable, although this does not mean that they are of bad quality. It is essential to age the red wine in wooden casks for some time so that they change, mature and mellow. The wine is mainly aged in French wood, although we also use American oak. The casks are new, clean and fresh and this influences and shapes the personality of our wines. The ageing period will depend on the type of wine we are making, and ranges between 6 months for Equus to 18 months for Miraculus.
Once bottled, Vi?anta Marina wines continue to mature without oxygen. We say the wine is "finished" in the bottle, in the quiet stillness of the wine cellar.

This slow and marvellous process is particularly important for red wine that has a long life after leaving the Vi?anta Marina bodega. However, white wines normally require less rest because youth is part of their attraction.

AWARDS

MIRACULUS
2011
- Gold Medal. Shanghai International Wine Challenge. China
- 91 points - The Wine Advocate - Robert Parker. USA
- 93 points - Repsol Guide. Spain
2009
- Silver Medal. Prestigious international contest CINVE. Spain
2007
- Silver Medal. International contest AWC Wien
- Silver Medal (Mezquita de Plata). Wine Contest Ciudad de C?ba
- Silver Medal. International Contest CINVE. Spain
2005
- Best wine in his category in the international fair IFE India.

GLADIATOR
2012
- Grand Gold. Prestigious International Contest CINVE. Spain
2011
- 91 points - The Wine Advocate - Robert Parker. USA

EQUUS
2011
92 points - Repsol Guide. Spain
2010
- Silver Medal. Prestigious International Contest "Best Spanish Wine for Asia" - Hong Kong
- Silver Medal. Prestigious international contest CINVE
2009
- 98 points - Dancyu Magazine as best imported wine (best value wine) - Japan
2008
- Gold Medal. Prestigious international contest CINVE
- Three stars in the international tasting for red wines in the important fair PROWEIN in D?ldorf. It was the only Spanish wine with this qualification in its category
2007
- Silver Medal. International contest AWC Wien

TORREMAYOR CRIANZA
2011
- 94 points - Repsol Guide. Spain
- 90 points - Internacional Wine Cellar - Stephen Tanzer. USA.
2010
- Silver Medal Prestigious International Contest "Tempranillos al Mundo / Tempranillos to the World", La Rioja (Spain)
- Silver Medal. Prestigious International Contest "Best Spanish Wine for Asia" - Hong Kong
2008
- Silver Medal. International Contest International Wine Challenge Zurich
2007
- Gold Medal (Espiga de Oro). Premios Espiga to the best D.O. Ribera del Guadiana Wines.
- Silver Medal. International contest AWC Wien
2006
- Gold Medal (Tempranillo de Oro). International Contest Tempranillos al Mundo, Koln.
- Great Gold Medal (Gran Mezquita de Oro). Wine Contest Ciudad de C?ba
- Gold Medal (Espiga de Oro). Premios Espiga to the best D.O. Ribera del Guadiana Wines.

TORREMAYOR RESERVA
2012
- Grand Gold and Grand FIJEV Award. Prestigious International Contest CINVE. Spoin
- Gold Medal and Best Tempranillo trophy. Shanghai International Wine Challenge 2012. China
2011
- 93 points - Repsol Guide. Spain
- Silver Medal. International Contest Best Wine Awards - Best Spanish Wines for Asia (Hong Kong).
2010
- Silver Medal. Prestigious international contest CINVE
2009
- Gold Medal. International Contest Mediterranean International Wine & Spirits Challenge (MIWC), Terravino 2009, Israel
- Gold Medal (Espiga de Oro). Premios Espiga to the best D.O. Ribera del Guadiana Wines.
- Silver Medal. International Contest Best Wine Awards - Best Spanish Wines for Asia (Hong Kong).
- Silver Medal (Tempranillo de Plata). International Contest Tempranillos al Mundo, Stockholm
2008
- Gold Medal (Espiga de Oro). Premios Espiga to the best D.O. Ribera del Guadiana Wines.
- Silver Medal (Tempranillo de Plata). International Contest Tempranillos al Mundo, Paris
- Silver Medal. International Wine Challenge, Hong Kong.
- Selected by "Masters of Wine" for the tasting of the Ten Best Spanish Red Wines of the LIWSF, London.

VI? SANTA MARINA CABERNET SAUVIGNON Y SYRAH
2011
92 points - Repsol Guide. Spain
Gold Medal. Prestigious international contest CINVE
2008
- Best Spanish Wine in the International Wine Challenge Hong Kong
2007
- Silver Medal. Prestigious international contest CINVE.
- Silver Medal. International contest AWC Wien
2006
- Gold Medal. Grand Prix awards from Wino magazine. Poland

VI? SANTA MARINA VIOGNIER
2011
90 points - Repsol Guide. Spain
2009
- Silver Medal. Prestigious international contest CINVE
2008
- Selected by "Masters of Wine" for the tasting of the Ten Best Spanish White Wines of the LIWSF, London

ALTARA
2011
- 89 points - Internacional Wine Cellar - Stephen Tanzer. USA.

A bold choice, a unique collection of varieties for Spain, with no doubt.

We plant a large variety of well known grapes. The grape is the secret to obtaining high quality wines. French varieties that change and adapt to their new habitat, influenced by environmental factors. It is almost impossible to find a standard wine made from these varieties, as the grapes vary from country to country.

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