01 January 2013
We were recently invited to attend the Christmas lunch of the “Hockey Alcalá” mountain running team, at the Bodega Marcelino Serrano in Alcalá la Real, in the Jaén region of Andalucia.
In addition to a great day spent with family and friends, it was also a wonderful wine discovery. The bodega is owned by Marcelino Serrano, the father — and now business partner — of none other than Blanca Serrano, one of the top female mountain runners on the planet!
Blanca and her father run the small, artesan winery in Jaén, started some 15 years ago. Today, they have an annual production of only about 15,000 bottles, but the product is high quality and the prices are very economical — between 4€ and 10€ per bottle!
Before leaving, I purchased a case of the Marcelino Serrano black label red, and the Blanca Maria rose Cabernet-Sauvignon. When I asked Blanca where I can purchase their wine in the future, she said I’d need only email her, and they’d ship wines to us by courier.
What a great find — fine, artisan wines, economically priced, and delivered conveniently!
Be sure to check out the Bodega Marcelino Serrano.