Can' Leandro is a passion project between two brothers that wanted to restore their family heritage and begin a winery. Alberto and Gabriel Sanchis began in 2013 with the goal to bring the local terroir and local (and some forgotten) grapes together, in harmony with the environment, to make a winery that offers a taste of their home. Gabriel studied design before he made a giant career shift and began his life in oenology. He not only makes the wine from start to finish, but also is responsible for the clean yet beautifully crafted labels of the estate. Almost to the point of obsession, they have focused and repaired old vineyards with nearly extinct varieties in order to bring them back from the grave. Merseguera (a white grape) and Bonicaire (red) are of utmost importance to their farm, alongside the local Monastrell in order to make a small range of wines that are farmed as naturally as possible, and made with a soft hand. Can' Leandro gives the best this region has to offer, being close to the Mediterranean but with high elevations, poor sandy soils and ancient limestone, and a climate that gives personality and style to what lands in the glass.
Tasting: Can’ Leandro work with the indigenous varieties of Valencia, just as their Grandfather Leandro did, their project honours his dedication. An intriguing wine full of light stone fruit, subtle citrus, lightly toasted cashew, green fig and soft, rounded acidity.
Tasting: Merseguera is a grape variety indigenous to the southeast of Spain, and brothers Gabriel and Alberto Sanchís have dedicated their project to working with these varieties, as their grandfather Leandro once did. La Vella shows ample white peach, melon and creamy nutty notes, a touch of herbs and lovely soft, rounded acidity to finish things up.
Tasting: Aromas of spice, fresh brambly berries, and liquorice, which lead to a soft palate of mountain blueberries, fresh acidity, and savoury earthy qualities. This lends more to a lighter style Monastrell with outstanding finesse.