Casa Rojo was founded in the year 2010 by the husband and wife team of José Luis Gómez and Laura Muñoz, the enologists and directors of Casa Rojo. Their passion for the world of wine led them to embark on a wine tour of Spain with the goal of representing the most important Spanish terroirs and native grape varieties, to faithfully reflect the aromas of each area. Thus, the first two projects to emerge were MachoMan Monastrell (DO Jumilla) and El Gordo del Circo (DO Rueda) in early 2014. During these years, they searched for the areas where each grape variety enjoyed its maximum level of expression. The project kicked off with the elaboration of crisp and dynamic single-variety wines, made to express the character of each variety. We are currently working on nine projects, making wine out of grapes we have selected ourselves in vineyards in Rías Baixas, Valdeorras, Bierzo, Rueda, Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Priorato, Cava and Jumilla. Our goal is to make the perfect wine, with this “perfection” understood to be a philosophy for day-to-day work, a way of outdoing ourselves, of trying to understand the terroir of each area. We are trying to respectfully and authentically interpret each terroir and turn the grapes into the true protagonist of the wine. At Casa Rojo we believe in a new kind of wine making, a new way of understanding wine for everyone who wants to discover other dimensions of pleasure, starting from the very moment they discover our wine on a store shelf. The modernity stems from this new way of understanding wine, of communicating it, of introducing it to consumers; always respecting traditions, and working hand in hand with the agriculturists. They [the agriculturalists] are the fundamental pillars that this project stands on and their work in the vineyards is essential.
It comes from 140 years of vineyards, with a rich history of myths and legends about love and war, girls and bandits. Hence the name ‘Ladrón, which means’ Boef’ in Spanish. The wine is not brought up on wood, which gives maximum space for expression of the unique terroir. It is ruby red in color and has a strong bouquet with aromas of wild herbs, pepper and flint. We taste strong tannins and beautiful acidity. Ladrón is a pure, complex and high-quality wine, also very interesting for lovers of Pinot Noir.