Bodegas Convento de Las Claras is located in Peñafiel, in the heart of Ribera del Duero. The building has a cozy and functional cellar, ideal for making quality wines. The only grape variety for their wines is Tempranillo which they believe in its oenological potential, a unique and representative variety of Ribera del Duero. Their selection of vineyards is done according to soil studies that, after decades of years have produced wines of the highest quality with the only purpose is expressing the terroir of each one of them.
Combining unique soils such as loam-clay, clay-sandy, and loam-calcareous, with old vines of Tempranillo, with the climate of the Ribera del Duero, and the diligent work in the vineyard over the years provides great grapes of exceptional quality that are treated in the winery with ultra care, in order to extract their oenological potential.
Just recently, they have joined America Wines Awards 2020 and won a Gold award for Convento de Las Claras Crianza 2016, awarded by America Wines Paper.
An interview with Jose Carlos Alvarez Ramos, General Manager of Bodegas Convento de las Claras.
Do you already export to America?
No, we are looking for an importer in the US, looking for small family wineries like ours with little production but with very exclusive wines.
What is the most exclusive and qualitative part of your products, different from the competition?
Our wines are based on the expressiveness of each one of the terroirs that we have, in our range we produce 5 types of wine: “Convento de las Claras) – young oak aged 8 months in oak, Convento de Las Claras Aging (gold medal) with 22 months in oak, a “Heritage” Reserve with 24 months in oak, and two signature wines: “Paraje of San Juan” and “Blessings”.
When did you start to export your brand worldwide, and what is your development plan for the next years?
We started in 2011 and then we sold all the production to the US with our importer Fin Wiens From Spain (Jorge Ordoñez), but since 2014 we stopped exporting to the US to close the importer.
Our goal is to find a new importer in the USA that will resume the work done from 2011 to 2014 and redevelop the brand.
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