In recent months S&M Selections has added some amazing Spanish producers that represent an exciting trend we’re seeing from small young producers in the country. In many old world wine producing regions the homogenizing forces of globalization combined with phylloxera, the Great Depression and two world wars have greatly reduced the biodiversity in vineyards and regional uniqueness in wine. But many heirloom varietals are still found in old feral vineyards and even people’s gardens. As demand for less industrialization in our foodways increases winemakers are finding and utilizing these treasures.
That is certainly the case for the trio passionately reclaiming vines and ancient varietals in Valencia at Fil.Loxera and for the brothers working biodynamically in Jumilla with old bush vine Monastrell at Bodegas Cerrón. Both wineries are focused on utilizing the biological wealth of their terroir to make wines that are packed with character and story!