The history of the farm that currently occupies Bodegas Pradorey It dates back to the early sixteenth century, when the domains passed into the hands of Isabella the Catholic, and later became agricultural land and livestock, always remaining in the possession of royalty, until in the twentieth century becomes private property until finally the Cremades family, current owner of the farm, is done with it. Also owners of the Real Sitio de la Ventosilla, the Cremades family, cultivating the variety Tempranillo grape or fine ink of the country, he managed to obtain a high quality wine from his own vineyards, some of them with more than one hundred years old. Later it would be built another winery in the municipality of Rueda, where artisanal practices are mixed with the latest advances in technology in an ideal area for the production of white wine.
With a high commitment to the environment, Bodegas Pradorey has the largest area of own vineyards in the area of Ribera del Duero, being a self-sustaining farm thanks to a dam on the Douro River and a recently built solar park. It is thanks to all this that Pradorey currently has a variety of wines, among which are white, pink, red, reserves, large reserve, etc., all with the Denomination of Origin Ribera del Duero. In the winery they own in Rueda, in addition to having a renowned restaurant and facilities that have made them a reference within the Denomination of Origin Rueda, Pradorey produces white wine of the variety Verdejo and Sauvignon Blanc.
Bodegas Pradorey has become one of the most awarded wineries of recent years, with a total of eight wines with more than 90 points in the Peñín Guideand four wines with more than 90 points according to Parker, plus get more than 100 individual awards.
The selected wines that are available in MADE IN SPAIN SHOP They are as follows:
With Denomination of Origin Ribera del Duero
PRADOREY ORIGIN ROBLE: red wine with an aging of 6 months in American oak barrels and 2 in bottle.
PRADOREY FINCA VALDELAYEGUA CRIANZA: red coupage wine, made with Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, has a aging period of 1 year in European oak barrels, and 3 months in French oak cones, with a bottle aging of 12 months. 91 points Peñín.
ADARO DE PRADOREY: Red Tempranillo aging wine 100%, made from the grapes of vineyards over 800 meters of altitude, the harvest is done manually to select the fruit. During 12 months the wine rests in French oak barrels, with other 3 months of rest in wooden cones of Nevers and 12 months in bottle. 93 points Peñín.
PRADOREY GRAN RESERVA 2009: Gran Reserva red wine, made with the best grapes, is only made in large vintages that allow a long aging in barrel (2 years) and in bottle (36 months). Without doubt it is one of the best wines available in the Ribera del Duero. 91 points Peñín.
PRADOREY ÉLITE: signature wine, of great intensity and a lively color. With a run that does not exceed the 28.000 bottles, the wine rests for 14 months in Caucasian oak barrels and then other 6 in Nevers French oak cones, maturing 10 months finally in bottle. 93 points Peñín.
With Denomination of Origin Rueda
PRADOREY VERDEJO SPECIAL SELECTION: white wine, 100% Verdejo from centenary vines, selecting the best ripenings planted in vase with low yield. Aging of 9 months on its lees and 3 months in French oak barrels to give it a touch of exceptional complexity. 93 points according to Peñín Guide 2013.
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