Three grape growers, all called Paco, and a wandering Kiwi winemaker combine to make ‘Más Buscados’ – the most wanted wine in Spain! Together, los tres Pacos are wanted for producing grapes of criminal succulence and concentration. Long term, committed offenders, they have been known to cut bunches and slash yields, letting nothing stand in their way. These wines were made by our own resident winemaker, Brent King. Having sourced the best bunches of grapes from the three Pacos, the wines were produced using a blend of traditional and modern winemaking. The Más Buscados wines are a shining example of the level of quality that can be achieved from Southern Spain.
The Mas Buscados vineyards are in the Castilla – La Mancha wine region in central Spain, which is an area of great natural beauty that acquired its Vino de la Tierra status in 1999. A distinct continental climate provides over 3,000 hours of sunshine per year. The extreme nature of the climate is illustrated by summer temperatures well over 100 F and winter temperatures which can fall as low as 5 F. The Castilla-La Mancha region has a low annual rainfall of approximately 1 ft to 1.6 ft per year. This can cause drought problems during the late spring and summer periods for many growers, however Mas Buscados vines, being considerably older than average, have had the time to develop very deep root systems which allow them to seek out water at a much deeper level.
Working closely with expert growers Más Buscados utilizes the highest attention to detail in the vineyard and winery to produce wines of arresting quality. Only very old, low yielding, un-irrigated vineyards are used for the Más Buscados wines. These vineyards are at considerable altitude starting at 2100 feet and rising as high as 2700 feet. Harvesting by hand at optimal ripeness and pruning green grapes in order to allow each vine to achieve its full fruit concentration, is vital in order to achieve the quality fruit that sets these wines apart. The soils are generally reddish-brown due to local red sandstone that contains Miocene sediments of limestone and some clay deposits. The soil has a very high organic matter content. These characteristics produce full-bodied wines with intense colour with high aromatic intensity.