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The Paraguayan secret: The best Latin American winery #wine #cellar #Latinamerica

In City of the East, the second largest city of Paraguay, in the subsoil of tmonalisa-rebajadohe shopping mall called Monalisa, it is found the best winery of all Latin America.

Accross the commercialisation of all different kind of products in this shopping center, stairs on the ground floor of the building offer space to an extensive winery of around one thousand square meters.

Inside of it there could be found around 200,000 bottles of the bests wines from all over the world, where the majority of them come from France (especially from Bordeaux) but also from Spain, Portugal and Chile.

The majority of the customers come from Brasil or Argentina and that is the reason why Argentine wines are not sold because they want to offer special products that cannot be found in the Latin American countries.

The winery operates for fifteen years and it is characterized because of its fabolous temperature, being between 14 and 17 degrees with almost 70% humidity. Moreover, it does not deliver products to make customers going there to enjoy both city and the best winery of the entire “Mercosur”.

Customers could also find wines valued on 3,000 dollars that are not consumed but they are kept for exposition and saved as a true relic.

 

Patricia Fernández Ruiz.

 

 

The largest wine collection takes place in Moldova #wine #cellar #Moldova

milestii_mici-3Its name is Milestii Mici and it is the biggest cellar of  the world which  has around 2 million of wine bottles highly appreciated. Also known as “The Golden Collection”, 70% of the production is red wine.

Milestii Mici, is a town dedicated to wine production and it is located 20 km far from Chisinau, capital of Moldova.

The winery has complex underground galleries that are spread over a total of 250 km of which about 50 km are used.

In August 2005, Milestii Mici won the Guiness Records award as the largest wine collection in the world. Its wines are exported to several countries as Sweden, the Czech Republic, Poland, Greece, Germany, Denmark, Finland, United Kingdom, United States and Japan.

For visitors, there is the opportunity of booking a tour on which you will be able to choose the date, time and language and after that, there is the chance of select and taste different “Milestii Mici wines”.

Patricia Fernández Ruiz

Wines from the East: Romania #wine #east #Romania

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Romania has a great wine tradition couvered by the excellent wines that it produces, some of which have won several international awards.

Some of the most famous and local variety are the called Grassa Cotnari, Feteasca alba or Feteasca regala. These are the variety of white golden yellow grape from which the best Romanian wines are elaborated.

Besides having their own types of grapes, the good Romanian climate and its geographical position have also allowed the perfect acclimatization of foreign varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sauvignon blanc, etc. Thanks to that, high quality wines are produced in the country.

Cotnari vineyards are the most famous in the country and here are produced the marketed brands Tamáioasa, Fráncusa, Feteasca Alba. Some other famous Romanian wine brands that should be taken into account are Aligote,  Riesling, Feteasca Neagra (red wine) or Mutfarlar.

 

Patricia Fernández Ruiz

Felix Callejo, a winery in the heart of Spain #wine #Spain #winery

floresdecallejo01Felix Callejo was born in Sotillo de la Ribera, Spain, in a family with a long tradition in the world of wine. He had always dreamed on elaborating his own wine and in 1989 he achieved his goal with success.

Since 1999 he takes care of the technical management of the winery, the vineyard and the winemaking process.

The vineyard, that is exclusively Tempranillo is situated in Sotillo de la Ribera, in the province of Burgos. The high altitude is the responsibñe for large temperature contrasts which improve the maturity of the grapes. Moreover, the variety of soils that are found in the vineyard gives their wines a wealth of nuances.

The main feature in their winemaking process is based on the use of indigenous yeasts and once the fermentation is finished, wines gain complexity in exclusively French oak barrels.

Flores de Callejo 2013, one of their most famous wine, is a red wine very aromatic with marked notes of berries. It is 100% Tempranillo and it is kept 6 months in barrel.

 

Patricia Fernández Ruiz.

Fattoria San Francesco’s Wines win five gold medals #wine #Italy

On March 2015, the 54th National Competition of Wines DOCG-DOC-IGT organized by Mostra Nazzionale Vini-Pramaggiore took place in Pramaggiore (Venezia) as it does every year.

The wine competition where each comittee is made up to five oenologists who are selected by the Italian Association of Oenologists, awarded this year with five gold medals to Fattoria San francesco’s wines.

The primary condition to obtain a gold medal in this competition consists on the achievement of a minimun score of 80/100 points, and this year, San Francesco’s wines met this goal with the following wines mentioned:

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-Cirò D.O.C. Rosso Classico “San Francesco” 2013

-Cirò D.O.C. Rosato “San Francesco” 2014

-Cirò D.O.C. Bianco “San Francesco” 2014

-Calabria I.G.T. Bianco “Settemari” 2014

-Calabria I.G.T. Rosato “Donna Rosa” 2014

 

Patricia Fernández Ruiz.

Wines from Spain: Bancal del Bosc white 2013 #spain #wine #catalunya

foto-1-7-300x264Bancal del Bosc Blanc 2013, which its denomination of origin is Montsant, is an incursion that the Spanish winery Vynes Domènech (Tarragona, Spain) presented two years ago with the harvest of 2013.

Vynes Domènech winery is an innovative project focused on the GreenCeller including organic vineyard,bioclimatic architecture and green technologies.

With a variety of 60% of white grenache and after an elaboration that took 5 months with fine lees in stainless steel, Bancal del Bosc Blanc 2013 is a very pleasant wine able to convince everyone.

It is characterized by a straw yellow color with an intense aroma of fresh white fruit, mainly pear and apple with touches of citrus fruit. Moreover, it has a liqueur flavor that is very fine leaving a long lingering end. Therefore, it is a perfect wine to be combined with fish, seafood, cheese, white meat or snacks.

After the success of the winery with their first white wine called Rita, Bancal del Bosc Blanc 2013 becomes the second white wine reference of this acclaimed cellar.

 

Patricia Fernández Ruiz.

Why Mendoza is the most important wine region of Argentina? #Mendoza #wines #Argentina #GreatWineCapitals

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The availability of pure meltwater from The Andes, the structure of arid soils and the abundance of sunshine are some of the natural competitive advantages that this region enjoys.

All of them, together with new infrastructures and new technologies investment had allowed Mendoza enhancing competitiveness and its wine’s diversity.

Mendoza, the most important wine region of Argentina covers around the 80% of the country’s wine production. Due to its brilliant characteristics, the result is the obtention of excellent wines and it is for this reason that it has been selected as one of the Great Wine Capitals.

 

Patricia Fernández Ruiz.

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