Category Archives: Wine Regions

DO Ribera del Duero

Bodegas Reyes Bodegas Dehesa de los Canonigos Bodegas Montevannos Bodegas Santa Eulalia Bodegas Balbas The ancient inhabitants of the region already knew it. This inimitable land produces something inimitable. The art of winemaking in the Ribera del Duero. The story of the Ribera del Duero has run in parallel with the union of vine and wine, the fruit of the varieties that stud its landscape, the personality of its people and their culture. We have to go back no more than 2,000 years to find the first reference to winemaking in the zone: a Roman mosaic of 66 square metres, considered the largest piece bearing Bacchic allegories of the Peninsula, that was discovered in Baños de Valdearados during the grape harvest of 1972. The Designation of Origin as we know it today, came out of the initiative of a series of vine-growers and winemakers wanting to improve the vineyards and.
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DO Toro

Bodegas Covitoro Commitment to quality implies fulfilment of strict current standards which are set forth by the Regulations which govern the Toro Designation of Origin. These regulations apply the entire process with specific norms that begin with the implantation of the vineyard and its associated cultural practices and ends with the commercialisation of the bottled product; detailing, in each case, the qualification standards of the product, the labelling, the harvesting, the production and the shipment of the product, etc., which together guarantee the origin and certification of the product. The red wines are made mainly with the Tinta de Toro variety, always in search of the required degree of maturity to obtain wines in which the balance of their components is reflected in the notable quality of the wines. The destemmed grape is placed in vats, where it ferments with the skins for a time that depends on the type.
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DO Bierzo

Bodegas Estefania  (Ponferrada, León) Production area Bierzo county is located in the northwest of the province of León, in the Castilla y León region, and covers an area of ​​2954.28 km, which accounts for 18% of the provincial area. Geographically it borders the provinces of Ourense, Lugo and Asturias and it is a main connection between Galicia, León and Asturias. Bierzo’s vineyards is characterized by fragmentation of parcels and smallholder plots, vines on slopes, from 450 to 800 meters whose are oriented to the four cardinal points. Bierzo vineyard’s soil stabilise from  Miocene materials coated by a layer of Quaternary. Texture is silt loam, moderately acidic, its pH is close to 5.5, with the absence of carbonates, typical of humid climates. The soils on slopes are made ​​of a mixture of minerals, quartzite and slate.   The Bierzo is a very special and suitable microclimate for vine growing. The natural barrier of Sierra de los Ancares calm.
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DO Cigales

Bodegas Frutos Villar  (Cigales, Valladolid) Historical Data The Cigales began functioning as such in 1991, a Youth misleading however, because as stated documented as early as the tenth century vineyard owners appear in different municipalities of the region as Cubillas or Corcos. The first inhabitants of the region were the vacceos subjected by the Romans in the second century. C.; arrive later invasions barbarous Germans and Arabs. The reconquest brought people from other regions who mixed their blood with isolated groups of survivors, giving rise to the existing population today. These lands preserved many traces of a glorious past. Numerous castles punctuate their municipalities, as Trigueros del Valle, Fuensaldaña-today the headquarters of the Castile and Leon or Mucientes, where Juana La Loca remained. Next to the castle, and when they would consolidate peace, began to extended the vineyards, especially property of the monasteries, which needed wine for both worship and.
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DO Rueda

Bodegas Avelino Vegas The Denomination of Origin Rueda is one of the few European wine growing regions specialized in making white wine and in the preservation and development of the Verdejo, the autochthonous grape variety. Rueda wines are marked by the strong personality of the Verdejo grape, the incorporation of other varieties, and the vineyards themselves, which have learned to survive in a tough, almost hostile, environment in order to give their best to the wine. The Denomination of Origin Rueda was approved by the Ministry of Agriculture on January 12, 1980; it was the first Denomination of Origin to be approved in the Region of Castilla y León, after years of hard work in order to earn acknowledgement and protection for its autochthonous grape variety: the Verdejo. The Denomination of Origin Rueda possesses exceptional natural resources for the production of top-quality wines. Specialised in making internationally renowned white wines. Also,.
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DO Getariako-Txakolina

Bodega Talai Berri   (Zarautz, Guipúzcoa) Today, the geographical area of the Getariako Txakolina Designation of Origin is the province of Gipuzkoa with 402 hectares devoted to vineyards. Consisting mostly of trained vines, 90% of them are located in coastal areas. The Ondarrabi Zuri white grape variety is the main one used to produce Getaria txakolí. Getaria Txakoli is a wine that has had a designation of origin for the last 25 years. As a result of the effort in terms of the revival and quality carried out together by the winegrowers and the Basque regional administration, in 1989 Getaria Txakoli was recognised as a Designation of Origin with the name Getariako Txakolina. And in 2007 the Getariako Txakolina Designation expanded its geographical area to the whole of the province of Gipuzkoa. From its headquarters in Getaria, the Regulatory Board of the Designation of Origin makes sure that the origin of the autochthonous grapes, their careful processing.
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DO Jerez

Bodegas Elite  (Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Jerez) Elite Seleccion Dorada  (Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Jerez) The Jerez Region is situated in the north-eastern corner of the province of Cádiz, in the extreme south of the Iberian peninsular. Standing on the Atlantic coast and flanked by both the Guadalquivir and Guadalete rivers it is a privileged location where the purest essence of what is known as Lower Andalucia is found in perhaps its most concentrated form: the light, the sea and a landscape of smooth white rolling hills which wheat, sunflowers and later vines take in turns to tinge green. To the north lies the majestic Guadalquivir River and on the other side of the estuary lies the extraordinary Coto Doñana nature reserve. To the south the vineyards blend in with the salt flats and pine woods. Further inland the gently undulating hillside becomes more and more pronounced, announcing the proximity of the.
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DO Ribeiro

Bodega Vitivinicola del Ribeiro Ribeiro DO (Denominación de Origen) is a wine region within the Galiciaautonomous region of Spain. It is located between the famous Rias Baixasto the west and Ribeira Sacra to the east. The Ribeiro DO title was official established in 1957, and is governed by the local Consejo Regulador(wine-regulating authority). Winemaking has long been important to Ribeiro – the Romans introduced the tradition in ancient times and Cistercian monks acted as custodians throughout the Middle Ages. Since early times, wine has been the region’s primary source of income and employment. Four rivers – the Barbatino, Avia, Arnoia and Miño – converge here, and vineyards line the river valley floors and terraces cling to the steep hillsides. The maritime influence of the Atlantic Ocean is evident in Ribeiro, with relatively high rainfall and humidity, although its inland location shelters it from the brunt of Atlantic storms. It is also.
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DO Rias Baixas

Adega Cooperativa Ponte da Barca  (Ponte da Barca) Bodegas Marques de Vizhoja  (Arbo, Pontevedra) Bodegas Chaves  (Pontevedra) Vinigalicia (Lugo) The whites wines of the Denomination of Origin Rías Baixas are dry, with a sharp flavour, floral and intensely fruity, with a very fine and long aftertaste. Monovarietal wines like “Albariño” are straw yellow in colour, bright with golden and green iridescence. They have a pleasantly impressive fine and distinguished floral and fruity aroma, medium intensity and a powerful half-length lingering. They are fresh and smooth on the palate, with sufficient body and alcohol, a balanced acidity, and broad harmonious nuances. Their aftertaste is pleasant, elegant and complete. The “Rosal” and “Condado do Tea” wines are customised with the “Loureira” and “Treixadura” varieties in their respective.       Climate Near the limit of vine growth, the Rías Baixas Denomination of Origin is fully integrated into the vast Atlantic region whose.
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DO Penedes

Bodegas Jean Leon  (Torrelavit, Barcelona) The Land & Climate The land and the vineyards know neither geographical nor political divisions. The Penedès region is wide and open, covering a long strip of land between the sea and the mountains, half-way between Barcelona and Tarragona.. Zones In the heart of the inland Catalan depression, between the inland mountains and the small plains of the mediterranean coast, you’ll find the Penedès vineyards. The DO is made up of three distinct zones: The Penedès Superior (near the inland mountain range), The Penedès Marítim (between the sea and the coastal hills) and the plain between these areas, known as the Penedès Central. Micro-climates The Penedès enjoys a wide variety of micro-climates, marked by the different altitudes and the proximity of the sea. The climate is typically Mediterranean, mild and warm. The Penedès Marítim (Baix Penedès and Garraf counties) is milder due to the proximity.
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