Alicante is home to one of the most diverse and breathtakingly beautiful terruños in all of Spain. Mountains hover in close-proximity to the Mediterranean ocean with old bush vines planted on rocky, calcareous soils, and the ever-present sun giving energy to these vineyards. For Alberto Redrado and Violeta Gutiérrez de la Vega it is the ideal environment to produce profoundly Mediterranean wines that show the tensions between the sun and soil, scrub brush and sea salt. Unfortunately, the recent vinicultural history of this region has spoken less of its environs and more to market forces, with “bigger-is-better” (modern flavor bombs) and “more-the-merrier” (bulk wines) being the two dominant wine styles. With Violeta and Alberto’s Curii Uvas y Vinos, we see a turning point in Alicante - wines that fulfill the promise of this enchanting landscape. You can learn more about these game-changing wines in our website.