We are delighted to introduce the beautifully designed new label for Spartico Spanish Red Wine Blend, USDA Certified Organic with No Detectable Sulfites from Spain. Spartico has a new look, but the same great wine. The full, rich red wine is a blend of Spain’s most prominent and popular grapes with 85% Tempranillo and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine truly captures the pure expression of the grapes, without the use of any additives, including sulfites. The new label is vibrant yet elegant and is sure to stand out both on the shelf and the table.
The beautiful artwork featured on the new label for Spartico is based on a painting by California artist Matt Murphy called “The Time it Takes.” Murphy is known for his “fascination and simplification of the vivid hues, fluid shapes and primitive life found in the high desert.” For Bodegas Iranzo, this piece of fine art captures the rugged and arid region of Utiel-Requena Spain, with its desert-like climate and beauty. The name of the painting also signifies “the time it takes” to craft quality organic wine from vineyard to glass.
Spartico is Crafted in Spain by Bodegas Iranzo
Spartico is crafted by Bodegas Iranzo – one of Spain’s oldest estate bottled wineries. The first recorded written evidence of the vineyard Cañada Honda Estate owned by the Iranzo Perez–Duque family dates back to 1335 as granted by King Pedro I of Castilla. Bodegas Iranzo was one of first in Europe to receive organic certification and the first in Spain to receive USDA NOP certification. The Iranzo family is dedicated to organic production and preserving the biodiversity of the vineyards, which are surrounded by a wildlife refuge and have never seen chemical inputs. Traditional artisan organic wine making craft passed on to four generations combined with organic agriculture on lime-crusted sandy soils within a National Reserve Park. The result are superb Spanish organic wines. The current vineyard manager and winemaker is 35 year-old Alfonso Iranzo Jr., the youngest Iranzo to take over the helm of the winery.
Spartico is No Sulfites Added, USDA Certified Organic
While most wines in our catalog are Made with Organically Grown Grapes, most have a small amount of sulfites. We have five wines in the portfolio labeled as “Certified Organic” that contain no added sulfites. These wines have “No Detectable Sulfites” with any naturally occurring sulfites under the detectable level of 10ppm. Our winery partners that produce NSA wines have developed proprietary methods to ensure the wines’ stability without the use of added sulfites in production. The winemaking process without the use of sulfur means that the hygienic conditions have to be extreme during harvest and production. The grapes are harvested solely by hand in small crates. Every effort is made to avoid breakage and bacteria attacks, and the wine deposits are filled very briefly so as not to delay the delicate fermentation process. The wine is not aged in oak (which would allow contact with oxygen), but instead fermented in steel tanks to avoid exposure to oxygen and bacteria. The screw cap ensures that no oxygen can reach the wine until it is opened. The resulting wine is shelf stable for more than two full years after harvest date.