Bodegas Verum

Bodegas Verum

Verum means "truthful" or "real" in Latin, and it is this search for authenticity in all aspects of the winemaking process that really sets the winery apart.

The Lopez Montero family have been a key part of the winemaking tradition in the town of Tomelloso in La Mancha since the late 18th century. The family farm around 250 hectares in total, but in 2005 they launched the Verum project with a clear focus on 80 hectares of the finest vineyard sites and plots on the property.

Verum means "truthful" or "real" in Latin, and it is this search for authenticity in all aspects of the winemaking process that really sets the winery apart.

Key to the winery’s success is son and winemaker Elias Lopez Montero who, after stints making wine in Ribera del Duero and South Africa, has been involved in the Verum project from the very beginning. Elias’s philosophy is simple: to work ecologically with nature and the land to showcase the full potential of the grape varieties.

That clarity of focus has brought praise and plaudits from a host of international wine critics like Jancis Robinson or the Wine Advocate in the US, and led the winery to work with an increasingly broad range of grapes, bringing in varieties better known perhaps in other Spanish regions like Graciano or Mazuelo, or working to recover more traditional local varieties which adapt well to the challenge of climate change like Moravia Agria, Albillo Real or Tinto Velasco whose presence in La Mancha had dwindled over the last few decades.

Wines made by Bodegas Verum

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