Showing posts with label cellars. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cellars. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Prada, as usual in his best mood

Prada, as usual in his best mood

Palacio de Canedo
It is at the Palace of Canedo where we find both the winery and vineyard acreage devoted to Prada with care to produce their wines.
This manor house is one of the best examples of palatial architecture Bierzo S. XVIII. Completely rebuilt by its current owner, Jose Luis Prada and his wife, Flor, both have managed to make the most of the building, making it a magical place, a resort with restaurant, rooms, shop, and of course, winery.

Wine sleeps, please talk in a low voice

Friday, August 14, 2015

Ribeira Sacra, where Rome produced its wines

Ribeira Sacra, where Rome produced its wines

Sight from río Miño

The Ribeira Sacra term meaning " sacred shore " , and seems to come from Latin. And at the edge of the two most iconic rivers Galicia , the river Miño and Sil, this region is located between the provinces of Lugo and Ourense. The situation of their terraced vineyards , located on the banks of both rivers , and with slopes of up to 80 % make this land a paradise.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Ribeiro, where the Treixadura rules

Ribeiro, where the Treixadura rules

Viñedos Aurea Lux

There are many varieties of grapes that are part of this land of exceptional beauty: Albariño, Godello, Loureiro, White Caiño, Lado .. if we talk about whites. Mencia, Sousón, Caiño and Brancellao if speaking of red, but certainly the Queen is the Treixadura.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tastings at Garage.October 2014

Tastings of the garage.October 2014
Recently we have the opportunity to taste some of the most interesting winesfrom the NorthWest Spain. Those wines coming from small wineries, produced by innovative wine makers, almost outlawyers. So here we are! Ready to go and taste these wines.
Three of them come from the same winery, Algueira, Ribeira Sacra, (Galicia, Northwest Spain), where Fernando Gonzalez has managed to combine tradition and modernity to do an amazing job both in quality, as when recovering indigenous grape varieties. Any of his wine is synonymous with quality.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Time of anniversary and launch at Castro Ventosa Winery

Time of anniversary and launch at Castro Ventosa Winery

  In the middle of the region of Bierzo (León) in northwestern Spain, it is located the small village of Valtuille de Abajo, surrounded by some of the best vineyards in the appellation. Dominates the area, a hill on which is settled the ancient town of pre-Roman origin, Castro Ventosa or Castro Bergidum, from where you can enjoy of some of the best views of the region.

.....And, if the god Bacchus would exist, would be called RaúlPérez, and would have their particular heaven in Valtuille de Abajo.


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Luz Divina Amigo, wines with no limit

Luz Divina Amigo winery

Miguel Ángel, Fernando e Isaac
His name is Miguel Angel, and just at the age of 19 years old, he produced his first wine. He and his brother Javier,  they both run the small family winery located in Parandones (Bierzo, León, Spain),  which gradually is becoming a place among the great wineries; as great as their wines are. Among the range of wines they produce, the starting point is a no pretentious wine called Viñademoya”, a young red Mencia grape  of spectacular aromas, growing in vines over 60  years old ; a wine with an impressive relation price for value; Baloiro”, a red wine aged in barrel; and a pretty interesting white wine “Baloiro Godello”, (produced from their godello grape vines). To end with,  Leiros”, which is an absolutelly magnificient wine, an author brand. 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Aragón Grenache Tasting at El Grifo, Plaza del Grano, León, Spain / Degustación de Garnacha aragonesa

Degustaciones de Garaje:Borsao / Garage tastings:Borsao
Plaza del Grano, León, Spain

On a cool summer night, and in a georgeus framework as Plaza del Grano, we had the  opportunity of tasting some of the most interesting grenache wines from the region of Aragon (Northeastern Spain). At El Grifo, one of the most charming taverns of the city of León, both wineries, Bodegas Borsao and Alto Moncayo, ( from Campo de Borja wine Region), they held an amazing tasting wine. (Keep on reading....)

El Grifo, tavern, Plaza del Grano

En una fresca noche de verano, y en un marco difícil de igualar, la Plaza del Grano, León. Allí, a cargo del Grifo, uno de las tabernas con más encanto de la capital, tuvimos la oportunidad de probar algunos de los vinos de Bodegas Borsao, y de Alto Moncayo, ambas bodegas de Campo de Borja, Aragón. (Leer más...)

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Rías Baixas, Salnés, the cradle of the Albariño

Rias Baixas, Salnés in the cradle of Albariño

Pazo Baión, vineyards
On the shores of the Atlantic, between the estuaries of Arosa and Pontevedra , extends a fertile territory that has maintained and adapt its centennial winemaking tradition to contemporary tastes. Traditionally land of red wines produced from grapes like Espadeiro , Red Caiño , Loureiro ... however, it has seen its rebirth from the white grape variety Albariño , to produce some of the most popular white wines not only nationally but also international , being critically acclaimed.


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Guímaro, rebel and nonconformist

Pedro and Isaac at Guímaro
These are somehow most important  features of Pedro Rodriguez, the " alma mater of the winery ," who confesses that this is the meaning that lies behind the brand that is revolutionizing the way of making wine since its inception in the early nineties; and that's the character he wants to give to their wines.

When you meet Pedro at first in his winery, which attracts attention is what a warm and friendly he is, as well as his simplicity and generosity. Since the first moment conveys his enthusiasm for making wine, and for the innovation. He started in the world of law, but fortunately for wine lovers, twisted his career (as he says) .

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Adegas Valdavia, a winery from Ribeiro, Spain

Adegas Valdavia, a winery from Ribeiro

Alberto García, the owner and " alma mater " of the winery, led our visit to what will be an interesting journey through the history of Ribeiro wine region. Valdavia is the oldest winery in the area, and probably one of the oldest in Spain and Europe. Its history dates back to the twelfth century, when its vineyards were linked to the monastery of San Clodius. Most of the medieval monasteries of the Iberian Peninsula became guardians of the Roman tradition of producing wine.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Losada, estate wines

Losada, Vinos de Finca



 In the heart of “el Bierzo” (León , NW Spain )  the winery  " Losada Vinos de Finca " is located, which is could be considered as one of the cellars on the vanguard of architecture (of certainly innovative ways) , as well as in its understanding of wine.

Losada Vinos de Finca

Losada, Vinos de Finca

En pleno corazón del Bierzo (León, Noroeste de España) se ubica la vanguardista bodega Losada,Vinos de Finca”, y no solo es vanguardista por su arquitectura de formas ciertamente innovadoras, sino por su manera de entender el vino. 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Emilio Valero winery, Ladera de Montejurra, Navarra, Spain

Emilio Valero winery, Navarra, Spain

In Dicastillo, Navarra, Spain, it is located this small production winery that makes their wines almost in a traditional way, associated with both organic and biodynamic viticulture. So, green friendly. The concept of " terroir", is present in all their wines, to the point that some of them, such as Amburza or San Martin, acquire their names related to the vineyard of origin. Its 25 hectares of vineyards spread across several areas of the slopes of Montejurra´s mountain, where climatic conditions vary in a few miles giving a different character to each vineyard.

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.

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.

Friday, November 1, 2013

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.