CONDESA DE LEGANZA wines originate at the 1,477-acre Finca los Trenzones estate in the Quintanar de la Orden district of southeast La Mancha. Thanks to pioneering new properties such as this, the La Mancha province of central Spain is starting to forge a well-earned reputation for high quality estate-bottled wines at commendably affordable prices. Finca los Trenzones has been owned and managed since 1974 by the Martinez family, who also own Bodegas Faustino, the single largest producer of Reserva and Gran Reserva wines in Spain’s world-renowned Rioja region.
Owner Julio Martinez has made it his personal quest to establish the wines of La Mancha on the same level as wines from other top regions of Spain. To bring that vision to fruition, Martinez set his sights on the Finca los Trenzones property. Among its key natural attributes, estate vineyards are located some 2,500 feet above sea level – some of the highest plantings in the area. Here the grapes mature in an ideal environment of hot summer days and correspondingly cool nights. Underground water sources provide ideal conditions for irrigation. More than 100 acres of vines are dedicated exclusively to organic trials.
Martinez implemented sweeping changes at Finca Los Trenzones, transforming the property into a world-class wine estate. Initiatives include a comprehensive replanting of vineyards, with careful matching of individual varieties, primarily Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Viura, with portions of vineyard most conducive to producing sterling quality fruit. The winery has been equipped with the latest and most advanced winemaking equipment, including innovative fermentation technology, the installation of temperature and humidity controls, and a complete insulation of cellars to protect maturing wines from harmful fluctuations in temperature. Not least, substantial investments are made on an ongoing basis in the purchase of new American oak barriques for aging.