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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.

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Tasting Bancal del Bosc 2013 red. #Spain #wine #catalunya

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Bancal del Bosc 2013, a red wine with denomination of origin in Montsant, is a wine elaborated by the winery Vinyes Dòmenech (Tarragona, Spain).

The Spanish cellar, owner since 2002 of one of the oldest vineyards of Tarragona produces red and white wines of high quality.

The wine, mostly made of grenache grape (60%) has been six months in barrels of French and American oak. It is characterized by  a black fruit aroma and about its taste it has a greedy and fruity entrance that presents a certain roughness with a sweet and elegant tannin.

 

 

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.

The spanish wineries, the thirds best in the world #wineries #spain

Agroinformacion.com06042013_81703In modern wine history, Spain has often lagged behind France and Italy, but nowadays, spanish wine is in a growing moment. From the dry white wine of Rias Baixas to the red wine of Priorat, Spain leaves a great taste in our mouths.

Among the best wineries of Spain are Penedès, with Bodegas Miguel  Torres (Spanish wine export  leader and  Spanish domestic market supplier leader) and Jean Leon (Catalonia);  Priorat, with Clos Erasmus, Clos Mogador, Costers de Siurana, Mas Martinet and Principales bodegas y vinos del Priorat, (Catalonia); Ribera del Duero, with Tinto pesquera, Dominio de Pingus and Vega Sicilia, (Castile and Leon) and finally, Rioja, with Marqués de Riscal (The oldest and most traditional winery of La Rioja).

Furthermore, among the top wine producers of Spain are Álvaro Palacios, one of the most prestigious in the Priorat region and one of the most succesful winemakers of the moment. With René Barbier and Carles Pastrana, he has revolutionized the Spanish wine in the recent decades. Álvaro Palacios makes some of the most important wines of Spain, where we can find brands marketed as L’Ermita, Finca Dofí and Les Terrases.

It is also important to mention the Danish producer Peter Sisseck with his highest level wine, the Pingus, which is the most expensive wine of the country, but also Flor de Pingus is one of the best Spanish wines. He also has other wines known as Psi and Clos d’Agon.

Patricia Fernández Ruiz.