The Spanish Artisan Wine Group™
Gerry Dawes Selections™
“Wines the Way They Ought to Taste”
“What makes the world of wine so interesting, compelling and even romantic is the diversity of vineyards, grapes, producers and wines, not homogeneity or sameness.”
Eugenio Merino of Bodegas Crescencia Merino in the family vineyards in Corcos del Valle (Valladolid)
that he works so hard to tend, allowing him to produce one of the truly great rosados of Cigales.
We prefer family-owned bodegas with their own vineyards (preferably un-irrigated or minimally irrigated) or those who work with controlled growers under long-term associations. We are looking for winemakers with a dedication to producing wines that reflect their own unique tastes and the uniqueness of their vineyard sites, grapes, soil, climate and individual tastes, not preconceived tastes "that the market is asking for." We represent unique wines that taste the way the people who make them think the product of their years-long labor in the vineyards ought to taste.
Gerry Dawes with five of the owner-viticulturalists of Bodegas San Valero in Cariñena (Zaragoza), Aragón,
who help to produce primarily inexpensive tempranillo and old vines garnacha wines of exceptional
price-to-quality ratios. Photo: Gerry Dawes©2011 / email@example.com
We believe that wines subjected to the harshness of too much improperly conditioned new oak
taste more like a the product of a saw mill than of a vineyard. Photo: Gerry Dawes©2009 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Carlos de Jesus of Amorim in Portugal explains the process of preparing cork that will be made
into natural cork wine stoppers. Photo by Gerry Dawes©2010 / email@example.com
- - Gerry Dawes©2012.