I’m Sandra Bravo, owner and winemaker of Sierra de Toloño (DOCa Rioja). I sale my wines (www.sierradetolono.com ) in Quebec and in Alberta, and I’m looking for importer in British Columbia. An importer from Vancouver told me you could be able to support you by sending out an e-mail to the entire agent community advising that I’m requesting representation in the market. It that case I would be really really thankful!
Sierra de Toloño is not a classic Rioja. It’s a wine made artisanal and from a fresh area in the mountain, at 700 m altitude. Fresh and Mediterranean wines, that shows the peculiarity of my vineyards. So mineral!
Before, I was working in Priorat, and I learnt in other regions as Bordeaux, Tuscany, California, New Zealand…in 2012 I have started my own project with a philosophy of minimal intervention.
I have three wines in the market:
· Sierra de Toloño 2014 (100% Tempranillo, 26.000 bottles): definitely a different Rioja. Fresh, elegant, and the same time Mediterranean and floral. That’s because the peculiarity of this area.
I don’t add yeast or any other product. Grapes are harvested by hand at the middle of October, and they just ferment slowly at very low temperature. Then malolactic and aged in neutral barrels for 8 months. No filtereing or fining are made in wines.
4,65 euro/750 ml, 11 euro/magnum, 23,50 euro/double magnum. Production: 26000 bottles.
· Blanco de Sierra de Toloño 2014 (100% Viura, 6000 bottles): elegant and mineral, keeping all the freshness.
4,65 euro/bottle. Only 6000 bottles were made.
· Rivas de Tereso 2014 At the end of the year I will have ready a very special top wine from the most special vineyard (100% Tempranillo). It was fermented in amphoras of 300 liters and aged one year in 500 liters barrels... 700 bottles produced and I don’t have stock now.
I will make other special wines this vintage, from very old vineyards. Another white and an old garnacha from a sinlge vineyard of 1944.
It would be great if you could visit my project here in Rioja. Then you will feel the sole of this vineyards.
Thank you again, and if you are going to Prowein or Fenavin, it could be a pefect moment to explain you more about it.
All the best, Sandra Bravo