La Bodega de Pinoso makes the Fermina wines for us. They started producing wines from organic grapes in 1997, being one of the pioneer wineries in the region to do so. Today, more than 800 hectares of vineyards are certified by the Valencia Region Organic Agricultural Committee, which is 35% of the surface area, producing more than 1,500,000-liters of wine. The Bodega de Pinoso is the most important producer of wines from organic farming in the Valencia Region, and are considered one of the biggest producers on a national scale. To obtain organic wines La Bodega de Pinoso combines an exhaustive control of the vineyards with careful processes in winemaking. Treatments carried out at the vineyard are minimum, making for grapes of excellent quality, without pesticides or chemical residues. The vineyard uses organic fertilizer from local organic cattle farming to improve fertility of the soil. They minimize agricultural activity to maintain the structure of the soil. They believe in the maintenance of biodiversity leaving vegetation to grow spontaneously in order to serve as a reservation of auxiliary flora and fauna.

Certification: USDA Organic, & Valencia Organic Agricultural Committee.

Fermina Red:

Varieties: Monastrell

Vinification Method: The Flos de Pinoso red wine is elaborated with the Monastrell grape, grown in accordance with the rules of organic farming. Manually harvested in dry Mediterranean climate for optimum ripeness of the grapes. Temperature controlled fermentation at 22-26°C in stainless steel tanks with continuous over-pumping to extract maximum intensity of color and aromas. Maceration-fermentation lasts from 2-3 weeks.

Tasting Note: Very brilliant ruby red with a purple rim boasting the youthfulness of the wine. Rich aromas of red forest fruits and whiffs of spices. The palate is well structured, powerful and balanced with notes of black fruits.

Fermina White:

Varieties: Macabeo & Airén.

Vinification Method: Vermador Organic White, is produced from selected organically grown Macabeo and Airén grapes using classical winemaking techniques. Flor de Pinoso White is made from a selection of grapes from the best vineyards. The winemaking is with indigenous yeast only, and the use of sulfites is minimal (less than 50mg/l).

Tasting Note: This wine boast a brilliant, pale-straw color with aromas of apple and citrus fruits on the nose. On the palate, the wine has a fresh liveliness which is refreshing and fruity with a clean finish.

Pairing: Ideally suited to vegetable rice, white fish, white meat or lovely by itself.

Fermina Rosé:

Soil: 600-700 meters above sea level. Limestone soil.

Varieties: Monastrell

Vinification Method: The wine undergoes maceration for 10 hours with their skins. Then natural racking is done, followed by fermentation of 15/20 days at controlled temperature from 13 to 16 C.

Tasting Note: A brilliant strawberry color. Strawberry and plum aromas. Fresh in the mouth, with tons of fruit, elegant, clean and pleasing finish.