El Primero is our youngest wine. The first wine of the harvest to go onto the market each year.
We began making it in 1995, when a Dutch customer asked Manuel Fariña for a wine in the style of the famous French Beaujolais. Thus El Primero was born, a wine made using the traditional method of carbonic maceration, which goes on sale 45 days after the start of the grape harvest, and is characterised by the enormous potency of its taste and aromas.
ART IN THE FORM OF A LABEL
One of the most distinctive aspects of the wine is its label, which is different every year and is linked to the art world. For 10 years, the winery commissioned the label from an artist. In 2006, we decided to take a step forward, bringing together the worlds of wine and art, by organising a National Painting Contest, in which artists from all over Spain participated. The winning piece would become the new label for El Primero.
This is a National Painting Contest, for artists of any nationality with residence in Spain.