Santa Cruz

Bodega Santa Cruz de Alpera was founded in 1947, south-east of La Mancha, by 25 winegrowers. Their goal was to create a winery that could convert the quality of the grapes into excellent wine. The vineyards are characterized by calcareous soils, poor in organic matter and located at an altitude of 850 to 1050 meters above sea level. The average annual precipitation is between 300 and 400 mm and falls in autumn and spring. The climate is harsh, dry and continental, with very cold winters and a large temperature difference between day and night in summer. These conditions prolong the ripening process. This contrast in temperature between day (very hot) and night (cool) in August causes the garnacha tintorera to concentrate tannins and acquire its dark color in the final stages of ripening.
 
The winery mainly grows garnacha tintorera (also called alicante bouschet). It is one of the few grapes with red veined flesh. This grape variety is extremely resistant to diseases. They make their best wines from hand-selected grapes from vines older than 40 years. The monastrell grape is also very well adapted to the local conditions and produces convincing wines. In addition, the discovery was that both the Verdejo and Sauvignon Blanc grapes are well adapted to the local soil; a pleasant surprise. Thanks to the high altitude of the vineyards, they give fresh and fruity white wines with a very strong tropical character. 
Santa Cruz
Cueva del Chamán Roble Monastrell 2019
Article code S50E107
€11,95
Roble Monastrell has a typical scent of the grape variety, with a subtle aroma of candied fruit, mixed with a smoky and soft roasted background from the light roasting of the French oak barrels. On the palate, the wine is balanced, fresh, lively and flavo
Santa Cruz
Cueva del Chamán Roble Monastrell 2019
Roble Monastrell has a typical scent of the grape variety, with a subtle aroma of candied fruit, mixed with a smoky and soft roasted background from the light roasting of the French oak barrels. On the palate, the wine is balanced, fresh, lively and flavo
€11,95
Santa Cruz
Cueva del Chamán Esencia Garnacha Tintorera 2016
Article code S50E105
€24,95
This Esencia Garnacha Tintorera is a deep, dark cherry red. It has typical notes of ripe Garnacha Tintorera; grapefruit, figs, black currants, blackberries interwoven with balsamic vinegar and smoky notes from the ripening process. The first sensation in
Santa Cruz
Cueva del Chamán Esencia Garnacha Tintorera 2016
This Esencia Garnacha Tintorera is a deep, dark cherry red. It has typical notes of ripe Garnacha Tintorera; grapefruit, figs, black currants, blackberries interwoven with balsamic vinegar and smoky notes from the ripening process. The first sensation in
€24,95
Santa Cruz
Cueva del Chamán Roble Garnacha Tintorera 2019
Article code S50E104
€11,95
The aromas of Garnacha Tintorera grape are very present in the nose. It has the scent of red currants, currants and blackberry mixed with smoked and roasted notes in the background from the "heavy toasted" barrels of French oak. The wine starts soft on th
Santa Cruz
Cueva del Chamán Roble Garnacha Tintorera 2019
The aromas of Garnacha Tintorera grape are very present in the nose. It has the scent of red currants, currants and blackberry mixed with smoked and roasted notes in the background from the "heavy toasted" barrels of French oak. The wine starts soft on th
€11,95
Santa Cruz
Cueva del Chamán Garnacha Tintorera 2018
Article code S50E103
€9,95
This Garnacha Tintorera has a bright intense red-purple color. It is very aromatic with notes of strawberry yogurt, raspberry and a banana background typical of the Maceracion Carbonique method used here. In the taste we taste ripe red fruit and it is ele
Santa Cruz
Cueva del Chamán Garnacha Tintorera 2018
This Garnacha Tintorera has a bright intense red-purple color. It is very aromatic with notes of strawberry yogurt, raspberry and a banana background typical of the Maceracion Carbonique method used here. In the taste we taste ripe red fruit and it is ele
€9,95
Santa Cruz
Cueva del Chamán Verdejo 2020
Article code S50B102
€9,95
This Verdejo has a bright and brilliant light yellow color with greenish reflections. It has a medium high intensity aroma, with clear tropical hints such as pineapple and mango, while we also find notes of green apple and a hint of anise in the backgroun
Santa Cruz
Cueva del Chamán Verdejo 2020
This Verdejo has a bright and brilliant light yellow color with greenish reflections. It has a medium high intensity aroma, with clear tropical hints such as pineapple and mango, while we also find notes of green apple and a hint of anise in the backgroun
€9,95
Santa Cruz
Cueva del Chamán Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Article code S50B101
€9,95
The color of this Sauvignon Blanc is clear and has a fresh yellow color with green sparkles. He has a medium intensity nose. We find tropical aromas, but lemon is also clearly present. We find his anise background striking. On the palate it has the taste
Santa Cruz
Cueva del Chamán Sauvignon Blanc 2020
The color of this Sauvignon Blanc is clear and has a fresh yellow color with green sparkles. He has a medium intensity nose. We find tropical aromas, but lemon is also clearly present. We find his anise background striking. On the palate it has the taste
€9,95