The Lopez Montero family, who own and run Bodegas Verum, have been growing grapes and making wines in Castilla-La Mancha for over 200 years. Their wealth of experience has led them to where they are today, one of the leading producers in the region, crafting unique expressions of Spanish wines from this relatively undiscovered and undervalued region.
Verum means ‘truth’ in Spanish, a concept which forms the backbone of this brand’s philosophy: the truth of a family, the truth of their land, and the truth of their wines. By being true to themselves, working in an honest way, with a strong attachment to their land and vineyards, Verum is able to produce true expressions of wines that encapsulate the heart and soul of Castilla-La Mancha.
The estate is located in Tomelloso, in the heart of La Mancha, on a plateau that rises 630 metres above sea level and where annual rainfall is extremely low at just 300 mm/m2. The sunny, dry climate provides excellent conditions for grape growing and has allowed Verum to achieve organic certification in every variety they produce. The limestone soils, which have excellent structure, drainage and porosity, give the red wines their velvety smooth tannins and the whites their refreshing acidity. Harvest is carried out entirely by hand to ensure the most gentle handling of the grapes, and low intervention winemaking guarantees the purest expression of each wine produced. With four ranges to chose from, Verum really does have a wine for every drinker and for every occasion! Trailblazers by nature, Verum’s Ulterior range focuses on indigenous Spanish varieties developed to deal with the ever-increasing effects of climate change. Made using low intervention and traditional winemaking techniques such as ageing in large, old oak casks and amphoras, these wines express a highly unique sense of place.