Japan’s New Wine Sensation: Bodega Los Pinos SL’s Ecological Elegance

Japan's New Wine Sensation: Bodega Los Pinos SL's Ecological Elegance

Japan has emerged as a promising market for wines and beverages, attracting distributors and importers from all over the world. One brand that has made a significant impact in this growing market is Bodegas Los Pinos SL. The winery’s dedication to quality and ecological practices has garnered them recognition, with three prestigious Gold Medal Awards for their products in the esteemed Japan Awards 2023 by Business News Japan.

Bodega Los Pinos: A Heritage of Excellence

Bodega Los Pinos, founded in 1863, is nestled in Valencian Tuscany, in the charming town of Fontanars. The winery’s landscape is adorned with rainfed crops and vast hectares of vineyards. The Mediterranean climate, coupled with some continental characteristics, gives rise to wines that are expressive, boasting moderate acidity and a delightful fruity taste.

A Rich History and Legacy

Cals Pins, also known as Casa los Pinos, is a heritage estate boasting over 200 years of history. Some of the vineyards on this estate were planted as early as the 17th Century. The founder, Vicente Puig i Cubelles, a member of the aristocracy of Villa de Ontinyent, played a pivotal role in establishing the estate as a specialized producer of viticulture in the late 18th Century.

Over the years, Cals Pins witnessed significant growth, and by 1862, the estate boasted an impressive 90,000 vines. The emergence of phylloxera on French vineyards in 1870 provided an opportunity for wine producers in Valencia, including Cals Pins, to tap into new markets that French producers could not supply. This strategic move led to their success and international recognition, with Rafael Puig winning awards in regional and international exhibitions.

The mechanization of agriculture in the 1960s and entry into the European Union in 1986 prompted Bodegas Los Pinos to adapt to new rules and standards of quality in traditional winegrowing. The decision to build a new winery separate from the Manor House marked a new era for the estate.

In 1990, Pinos A.G. acquired the property, introducing a new management and cultivation system. They focused on ecological farming, becoming the first winery in Valencia to produce ecological wines without any chemicals or synthesis. Instead, the winery embraced organic practices, using organic fertilizers to maintain soil balance and relying on natural resources to enhance the quality of their wines.

Embracing Diversity and Quality

Bodegas Los Pinos is situated amidst 60 hectares of vineyards on sandy loam soil. The estate boasts an impressive variety of grapes, carefully selected to suit ecological purposes and maintain high standards of quality. Native grapes like Monastrell, Tempranillo, and Garnacha share space with international varieties such as Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Merlot.

For their white wines, Bodega Los Pinos seeks a harmonious blend of freshness and fruit flavors, using native grape Verdil alongside Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, and Muscat petit grain.

Certifications and Quality Assurance

Bodegas Los Pinos is committed to ecological agriculture, certified by ES-ECO-020-CV and UE Agriculture. Their wines are regulated and certified by the Regulatory Board for Wines from the Denomination of Origin of Valencia and the Commission of Ecological Agriculture, ensuring compliance with European standards for ecological farming.

Experience the Excellence: Distribute Bodega Los Pinos’ Wines

If you are interested in distributing these exceptional wines in the JAPAN market, Bodega Los Pinos invites you to contact them via email at bodegaslospinos@bodegaslospinos.com or by filling out the contact form on their website (https://bodegaslospinos.com/en/).

With a rich history, a commitment to ecological practices, and a legacy of award-winning wines, Bodega Los Pinos SL offers a unique opportunity for distributors and importers to introduce their exceptional wines to the discerning Japanese market. Explore the flavors of Valencian Tuscany and embrace the excellence of Bodegas Los Pinos SL wines.