We understand wine as a true reflection of our region and family history. The goal of our daily work is very clear; to strive for wine quality while remaining faithful to our principles, our land and our history. Some of our wines are more classical, others are more groundbreaking, but they all have character.
Verum means ‘truthful’ in Latin. This is precisely what we seek to convey through our wines:
- The truth of our land. Recovering the best land and vineyards to make our wines.
- The truth of our family. Learning from our ancestors, who already cultivated this land.
- The truth of our wines. A true reflection of our region and family history.
La Mancha is the wine-producing land of Spain par excellence. The land of the estates of Bodegas y Viñedos Verum is rich with magnificent old vine stocks of local varieties -Tempranillo and Airén-, as well as various foreign red and white grape varieties. Every process undertaken at our winery is aimed at preserving to the maximum the variety and terroir expression of each grape.
Wine is created in the vineyard. It is grapes that determine the splendor of the wines from Bodegas y Viñedos Verum. These wines come from the land of La Mancha and are elaborated with man’s efforts, its climate and the land. The vineyards owned by the López-Montero family spread across 250 hectares approximately, of which about 45 -distributed in four estates- are destined to the production of the Verum wine range.
The sandy-loam soil of this estate grows mainly foreign white grape varieties, such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Gewürztraminer, as well as aromatic, small-berry Muscat grapes.
As for red grapes, the land of Casa Ramiro feeds Verum with the French varieties Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.
On its sandy-loam soil –resting on a three-metre stratum of compact, calcareous rocks, called ‘Tosca’‒, this estate mainly cultivates foreign varieties, namely Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Petit Verdot and Gewürztraminer.
Located 13 kilometres from Tomelloso, the soil of this estate is extremely stony, strewn with pebbles. This sandy-loam soil is very calcareous and has an abundance of other minerals, including granite, iron and quartz.
This estate focuses on recovering regional, minority grape varieties for a research and development project set up by the Castilla-La Mancha Institute of Vine and Wine (IVICAM) with the support of Bodegas y Viñedos Verum.
The Climate and The Terroir
The origins of the López-Montero family in wine-making and distilling date back to 1788. It was then when the first of their wineries in Tomelloso was registered, which is still on the records at the local archives of the town. In 1963 Juan Antonio López Ramírez and María Victoria Montero established Altosa, a winery and distillery that continues to make and market wines and distilled spirits.
Already in 2005 María Victoria, with her daughter, María Belén, and her sons, Juan Antonio, Pedro José and Elías, created Bodegas y Viñedos Verum. The brand encompasses the wines of the López-Montero family from the best vineyards and terroirs in their property.
Verum Symphonic Orchestra
As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility activities, Bodegas y Viñedos Verum sponsors the Verum Symphonic Orchestra. This cultural project was developed to advance a regional orchestra that would host musicians from La Mancha lacking a steady group. With an inexhaustible source of regional music talents, Verum Symphonic Orchestra has exceeded by far its initial aim and is currently considered one of the major orchestras at national level.
Verum Symphonic Orchestra is the most visible part of Verum’s commitment to support culture, which is not limited to music and includes photography, painting, literature and sculpture too. Its focus is placed on initiatives from Tomelloso, a fertile land for both grapevine and culture.
The Verum Symphonic Orchestra performing Disney classics in December 2016 in benefit of Caritas Charity and the Spanish Red Cross.
All our wines are suitable for vegetarians and vegans, most of them are also certified organic.