Leyenda del Paramo

Inauguración Tienda & Gastrobar Leyenda del Páramo

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The Paramo's legend tells that among the mist, grows a flower in the vines. Prieto Picudo as it is called. Unknown, humble and honest as its people, Prieto Picudo, forging a legend, a legend of singularity and heroism.

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Winemaker

PEDRO MITTLEBURN:
Pedro Gonzalez Mittelbrunn is one of the founding partners and developer of this project. He has been the driving force behind the revival of León's intensely colored and flavorful local variety (prieto picudo), first as Technical Director of one of León's most successful wineries, and now with the development of this project. Pedro is an Agricultural Engineer with a Master's Degree in Viticulture and Enology, and Enology Instructor at the University of León.

As starting point, the company bought the 2009 harvest produced by himself. Pedro has been producing this type of wine for more than five years. Thanks to his deep knowledge of the area and group's effort, the winery is negotiating the purchase of almost 80% of the remaining prieto picudo centenary vine

History

South of the City of León and north of Benavente in the northern reaches of the Duero River basin lies a high, windswept, barren, rolling landscape called ‘El Páramo.’ The contours of the low hills (oteros) provide adequate protection from the cold winds for the hearty, indigenous Prieto Picudo variety to survive. Extremely low-yielding and out of the limelight, the Prieto Picudo had been steadily uprooted in recent decades. In the early 2000s a project to purchase and resurrect the Prieto Picudo vineyards from near oblivion was undertaken, led by Pedro González Mittelbrunn, León native and Professor of Viticulture & Enology at the University of León. Pedro was instrumental in the creation of the D.O. Vinos de León. Prieto Picudo is an extremely dark-skinned variety with simultaneously high sugar, color/tannin and acid content with penetrating berry-like fruit expression. Perhaps there is no red grape in Spain with higher simultaneous concentrations of these critical components. It is a jewel of Spanish viticulture when obtained from mature vines, capable of delicious, intensely aromatic young wines as well as wines capable of long aging in oak and bottle.

The Leyenda del Páramo partnership was founded in 2009 to specialize in the production of wines from the indigenous varieties of the Páramo—Prieto Picudo for serious reds and rosado and the white Albarín for aromatic dry white.

Estate Vineyards / AVA

The vineyards are located in a high, windswept, barren, rolling landscape called El Paramo, in the northern reaches of the Duero River basin. Primarily devoted to the production of wheat and aromatic herbs such as chamomile, the contours of the low hills (oteros) provide adequate protection from the winds for the prieto picudo variety. Traditionally known as Valdevimbre-Los Oteros, this region now offers its wines under the alternative appellations Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León or D.O. Tierra de León.

Awards

EL MUSICO RED 12 MONTHS IN OAK:

- Bronze Medal. International Wine & Spirit Competition 2016; Vintage 2012.
- Bronze Medal. XIII Decanter Worl Wine Awards 2016; Vintage 2012
- 92 points Wine Up Guide 2017; Vintage 2012.
- Silver Medal. XXIII Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2016; Vintage 2012.
- Gold Medal. XXII Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2015; Vintage 2011.
- Silver Bacchus. XIII wines Bacchus international competition 2015; vintage 2011.
- 93 points Peñín; Vintage 2011.
- 92 points Repsol Guide; Vintage 2011.
- 92 points Wine Up Guide; Vintage 2011.
- 91 points Peñín; Vintage 2009.
- 93 points ABC guide of wines; Vintage 2009.
- Chosen one of the best wines of Spain by the "Restauradores magazine"; Vintage 2009.
- Chosen one of the best wines of Spain by the newspaper "Cinco Días"; Vintage 2009.

EL MEDICO RED 9 MONTHS IN OAK:

- Silver Medar. Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canadá 2016; Vintage 2012
- Silver Medal. International competition CINVE 2016; Vintage 2012
- 92,85 points Wine Up Guide 2017; Vintage 2012.
- Silver medal. XII Decanter World Wine Awards 2015; Vintage 2012.
- Silver medal. X Decanter World Wine Awards 2013; Vintage 2011.
- 94 points Peñín; Vintage 2010.
- 93 points Peñín; Vintage 2011.
- Repsol guide 93 points; Vintage 2011.
- 91 points Wine Up Guide; Vintage 2011.
- 92 points Peñín; Vintage 2009.
- 90 points Wine Spectator; Vintage 2012.
- 90 Parker points; Vintage 2012.
- 90 Parker points; Vintage 2009.
- 91 points Tanzer; Vintage 2009.
- 92 points Wine Guide ABC; Vintage 2009.
- Large gold. Vinhoreca 2011 Awards; Vintage 2009.
- Silver Medal Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2011; Vintage 2009.
- Silver Medal awards new wine 2011; Vintage 2009.
- Chosen one of the best wines of Spain by the "Restauradores magazine"; years 2009 and 2010.
- Chosen one of the best wines of Spain by the newspaper "Cinco Días"; years 2009 and 2010.

EL APRENDIZ RED 3 MONTHS IN OAK:

- 90 points Wine Up Guide; Vintage 2013.
- Repsol guide 89 points; Vintage 2013.
- 89 points Peñín; Vintage 2012.
- Silver medal. New awards wine 2013; Vintage 2012.
- Bronze medal. X Decanter World Wine Awards 2013; Vintage 2012.

EL APRENDIZ WHITE:

- Up 90 points Wine Guide; Vintage 2014.
- Repsol Guide 90 points; Vintage 2013.
- 90 points Penin; Vintage 2012.
- Gold Medal New Wine Awards 2013;. Vintage 2012.
- Gold Medal Awards Vinhoreca 2011;. Vintage 2012.

EL APRENDIZ ROSÉ:

- Silver medal. XI International Competition CINVE 2015; Vintage 2014.
- Up 89 points Wine Guide; Vintage 2014.
- Repsol Guide 89 points; Vintage 2013.
- 88 points Penin; Vintage 2013.
- Silver medal. New Wine Awards 2013; Vintage 2012

FLOR DEL PÁRAMO ROSÉ:

- Bronze medal at Decanter World Wine Awards 2011 & 2012. Vintages 2010 & 2011
- Gold medal CINVE MIAMI 2011; Vintage 2011
- 90 points Parker; vintage 2010

FLOR DEL PÁRAMO YOUNG RED.:

- Commended at Decanter World Wine Awards 2012; Vintage 2010
- Gold medal CINVE MIAMI 2011; Vintage 2010
- 90 points Peñín; Vintages 2009, 2010 & 2011

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Hours

Mon - Fri: 9:00AM - 2:00PM, 4:00PM - 7:00PM

Address

Carretera de leon, S/N, Paraje El Cueto
Valdevimbre, León 24230
Spain

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