Wednesday, November 20, 2013

La Pitanza, a traditional tavern in Leon, Spain

La Pitanza, a traditional tavern in León, Spain




In the heart of the city of Leon , in a street that connects the magnificent Plaza Mayor , and its beautiful cathedral, a Gothic style pearl ;it is placed this unique tavern , which since opening has been approached the world of wine to every traveler or citizen got in there. Conceived in a rustic style, its walls are still very much remains of the old Roman wall. In its menu we find wines from all over Spain , but its specialty is  local wines , such as Tierra de Leon, and Bierzo .



La Pitanza, taberna tradicional, León

La Pitanza, taberna tradicional, León, España




En pleno corazón de la ciudad de León, en una calle que comunica su magnífica Plaza Mayor, y su bellísima catedral, una perla del estilo Gótico; encontramos esta singular taberna, que desde su apertura lleva acercando el mundo del vino a todo viajero o ciudadano que por allí se acerque. Concebida en estilo rústico, en sus muros hallamos aún restos de la vieja muralla romana.


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Hacienda Monasterio, pure wine from Ribera del Duero, Spain


Hacienda Monasterio, pure wine from Ribera del Duero, Spain



Thanks to the Hacienda Monasterio´s Sales Contact, we get into the carefully way to work in the cellar.Chrystelle Moranexplains us with passion how they make their wines into the more ecological possible way, even they harvest grapes by hand. In fact, Hacienda Monasterio carries out an organic viticulture, certified by (the Council of organic Farming of Castilla y León), and "biodynamic"* at the same time.


Hacienda Monasterio


Por boca de la Sales Contact de Hacienda Monasterio,conocemos la cuidadosa manera de trabajar de la bodega.Chrystelle Morannos explica con pasión como elaboran sus vinos de la manera más ecológica posible, incluso se vendimia  a mano . De hecho abogan por la práctica de la a “biodinámica.”*, y “viticultura orgánica”(y así lo reconoce la Junta de Castilla y León).



Thursday, November 7, 2013

Ribeira Sacra, donde Roma producía sus vinos


Sight from river Sil

El término Ribeira Sacra significa "orilla sagrada", y parece que deriva del latín. Y a orilla de los dos ríos más emblemáticos de Galicia, el río Miño y el Sil, se encuentra esta comarca, entre las provincias de Lugo y Ourense. La situación de sus viñedos en terraza, ubicados a orillas de ambos ríos, y con pendientes de hasta el 80% hacen de esta tierra un lugar paradisíaco además de único... 







Monday, November 4, 2013

Alonso del Yerro, a familiar winery from Ribera del Duero, Spain

Alonso del Yerro


Newly established family winery (founded in 2002),Alonso del Yerro has achieved in just 10 years a place among the great, having obtained very good scores from critics. With 26 hectares of vineyard in the Ribera del Duero apellation, Tempranillo grape mainly, their reference brands are Alonso del Yerro(100% Tempranillo) with a production of 70,000 bottles, and María (100% Tempranillo) and only 7,000 bottles. Both with graduations above 15 °, which gives an idea of the potential of these wines, which, however, are silky in the mouth; and in nose a wide variety of fruit and mineral flavors are perceived. Still more recent  is Paydos, a wine made in Toro, with typical local variety, Tinta Fina de Toro, which is expressed in all its fullness. In 80% its wines are destinated to exportation, out of Spain. Unitated States and North and Central Europe are the targets.



Sunday, November 3, 2013

Papuxa, a real tavern in Rivadavia, Galicia, Spain

Papuxa, a real tavern in Rivadavia, Galicia, Spain


A blast from the past. When we get in the Papuxa Tavern, we realised that we have come back to other age. And it is no exactly “Vintage”, itself is part of the same past that has gone. A family business, their now young owners, have become it more cool. Ask for your wine, and you will have an empty “cunca” (cup in galician language) hold with your hands, but pretty kindly, they will tell you where the barrels of wine are, red and white, and you could selfservice, as much as you want. Furthermore, among old fashioned and genuine benches and tables, you could have their awesome galician pies (empanadas gallegas), octopus (pulpo), cheese, ham, an excelent bread, etc. There is also a terrace, perfect for these warmer days. A place owes to be visited.





 





Taberna Papuxa, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Papuxa/372984762719632
Porta Nova Darriba (Barrio Judío), 
34200, Ribadavia, Ourense, Spain






Friday, November 1, 2013

Pruno, unbeatable wine quality price

D.O. Ribera del Duero, Spain
Producer: Finca Villacreces. http://www.villacreces.com/en
Vintage 2011
Variety: 90% Tempranillo, 10% Cavernet Sauvignon(red wine)
Vinification:12 months aging time in french oak.
Temperature: 15º-17ºC.
Alcohol Content: 14ºC.



Tasting Notes: Intense cherry with purple reflections.  Perfect balance between acidity, wood and fruit. Flavours from licorice, roasted and toffee. Ripe fruits. Greedy, persistent, pleasant on the palate. We are talking about one of the best wines in the market in value. (10 € - 13, 5 $). 95/100.

Pairing: The proper wine to share with mushrooms, red and white meats, and stews.

Alonso del Yerro

Bodega familiar de reciente creación (fundada en 2002), Alonso del Yerro ha conseguido en tan solo 10 años hacerse un hueco entre los grandes, habiendo obtenido muy buenas puntuaciones entre la crítica especializada. Con 26 hectaréas de viñedo en la D.O. Ribera del Duero, principalmente de la variedad Tempranillo, sus marcas de referencia son Alonso del Yerro (100% tempranillo) con una producción de 70.000 botellas, y María (100% tempranillo) y tan solo 7.000 botellas. Ambos con graduaciones superiores a los 15º, lo que da idea del potencial de estos vinos, que sin embargo en boca son sedosos, y en nariz dan una amplia variedad de aromas frutales y también minerales. Más reciente aún, es Paydos, un vino elaborado en Toro, con la variedad típica de la zona, la Tinta Fina de Toro, que se expresa en toda su plenitud. En un 80% sus vinos se destinan a la exportación, Estados Unidos, Norte y Centro Europa, principalmente, por lo que no es fácil encontrarlos en restauración.