Wine Legend: Gran Coronas Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Who doesn’t like a good Spanish wine? If you fall in the Spanish wine lover category, then you are probably or should be familiar with Torres Winery. A legacy built through the efforts of five generations. Familia Torres founded its winery in Vilafranca del Penedès in 1870, 150 years ago, but its roots in the…

LAN a robust and rare beast

Hi guys, today let’s head to Spain with a wine produced by @bodegaslan, a winery located under the utterly famous Rioja appellation. The name LAN is composed of the initials of the three provinces that make up the D.O.Ca. Rioja: Logroño (now La Rioja), Álava and Navarra. This LAN Gran Reserva is an impresive and robust Rioja red blend…

Bodegas Casa Primicia Carravalseca Rioja 2016

Hi everyone, today let’s drink some Rioja, one of my favorite appellations when it comes to red wine! The wine is produced by @bodegascasaprimicia, a winery located in the Rioja Alavesa, near the Spanish Basque country. The ‘first house’ of Casa Primicia is the oldest property in the medieval hamlet, dating from the 15th century. After renovations, the original tunnels that form…

Wine Tourism in Jerez de la Frontera, an experience beyond Sherry

*A version of this article is published by the winetourismmag.com In this pandemic season the nostalgie to exchange with wine people throw me back to my last trip to Jerez. As you might have guessed, I adore Spain, with endless cultural festivals, world-class gastronomy, and renowned wines, Spain is impressive 365 days a year. Jerez is…

The Sherry Revolution

Temperance and wisdom emerge in the Collection Finos Palmas by González Byass, which represents, as reflected in the labels for the season: “the Ages of Tío Pepe”. But what are Palmas? Palmas are designations that, as Manuel María González-Gordon defines in his book “Jerez-Xerez-Sherry”, are applied to those sherry fino wines that excel because of…

Luis Cañas Reserva Selección de la Familia 2012

Bodegas Luis Cañas is a family-owned winery that dates back to 1928, although the family has been in the grape-growing and winemaking business for more than two centuries. Today it is one of the leading wineries of Rioja Alavesa. At Luis Cañas, the vinification process starts with 222 acres of their own Tempranillo, Viura, Graciano,…

Clos Amador Brut Delicat Reserva NV

The vineyards are in the Baix Penedes and Central Penedes areas at an average altitude of 250 metres above sea level, with deep soils and average water retention capacity. The vines have been set out on espalier, with Royat type trimming or in a traditional basin, with pre-trimming and green trimming common practice in both…

Tio Pancho Romano 1728

Which is the oldest wine you have tasted?? Last year I had the chance to taste at @somm360 the Tío Pancho Romano, a wine which dates back to 1728 and the oldest documented wine in the González Byass cellars, and I’m so lucky that I had a private visit with Antonio Flores to see the last…

Macán Clásico 2014

Bodegas Benjamin de Rothschild & Vega Sicilia was born in 2004 as a result of the union of Tempos Vega Sicilia and the Compagnie Vinicole Baron Edmond de Rothschild. Both companies share the idea of producing great wines in La Rioja, a unique, singular and inimitable wine region. After a period of five years studying…

Castel d’Age Garnatxa 0% SO2

The history of Castillo de Age is that of three generations of women: grandma, mother and daughter. More than 20 years ago, Castell d’Age was pioneer in implementing organic farming. The philosophy was taken by Anne Marie: respect for the land, things well done, care for detail … The result is noted. The new generation,…

Marques de Murrieta Ygay Blanco Gran Reserva Rioja 1998

For the first time in history, a Spanish white wine obtains the highest score from Wine Advocate. This milestone highlights the ongoing commitment that has always characterized Marques de Murrieta and the Cebrian-Sagarriga family. Celebrating its 165th anniversary, the oldest winery in Rioja, led by Vicente Cebrian-Saggarriga, Count of Creixell, is more alive than ever….

Dominio de Punctum 20 000 Leguas 2018 Amber Wine

Situated in the town of Las Pedroñeras and at the north end of La Mancha, the main Spanish wine region, Dominio de Punctum distinguishes itself by its exclusive estate production and the singularity of its organic and biodynamic wines. Founded and owned by the Fernandez family, “Finca Fabian” estate currently includes over 200 hectares of vineyards….

Viña Tondonia Red Reserva 2006

For 142 years, four generations of the López de Heredia family have devoted themselves to producing exceptional and unique wines. Masterpieces which have achieved that which the founder of the company, Rafael López de Heredia y Landeta, defined in the late nineteenth century as the “Supreme Rioja”. Vineyard care, a scrupulous selection of grapes, ageing…

Estay Prieto Picudo 2015

This Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León wine has to survive in a tough climate of long, cold winters and short, hot summers. This Spanish red wine is made from the local native Prieto Picudo grape. Produced from 90-year-old vines situated in the town of Pajares de los Oteros and cultivated at 810…

Parés Baltà Pink Cava

Pares Balta wines are certified organic, biodynamic and vegan-friendly. Produced from vineyards located in the high mountains of Pontons (close to 800 meters elevation). Parés Baltà is a family owned traditional winery that goes back to 1790. Winemakers with a long tradition but with new and fresh ideas. The company is guided into a new…

Gómez Cruzado Crianza 2014

The origins of Bodegas y Viñedos GÓMEZ CRUZADO date back to 1886, when Ángel Gómez de Arteche, a nobleman related to the Duke of Moctezuma de Tultengo, decided to start making and bottling his own wine in Haro, in the heart of Rioja Alta. Thus, a century-old cellar was born which would go on to…

Bodegas más que vinos, 31 Noviembre 2017

🌍 Vino de la Tierra de Castilla, Spain 🍇 70% Garnacha and 30% Tempranillo (Cencibel) Carbonic maceration and spontaneous fermentation of the whole bunches in a small stainless steel tank. The grapes are pressed in the classical method: Lágrima: The lighter free flow wine is released from the tank. Corazón: Pressing due to the natural weight of…

Frontonio Supersónico 2016

Frontonio Supersonico is named after Saint Frontonio, the patrón saint of Épila, a town in Valdejalón, North-East Spain, where it is produced. Legend has it that Saint Frontonio was beheaded by the Romans. His body was buried in a cemetery and his head was thrown into the River Ebro near Zaragoza. Miraculously, his head was…

Amaren, the minimal intervention wines from Rioja

Amaren began with the 1995 vintage as a tribute to Ángeles, the mother of the cellar owner Juan Luis Cañas, who currently guides the family’s winery. AMAREN, which means “of the mother” in Basque, was the first wine conceived, made and sold by Bodegas Luis Cañas to position itself among the most outstanding wines in…

Artadi Viñas de Gain 2016

The objective of this wine is to seek and nurture the concept that Tempranillo, when cultivated at high altitude, low-cropped, and from old vines, produces extraordinarily rich and profound wines. This, coupled with specific barrel treatments (with minor American oak influences) produces some of Rioja’s best wines. This wine has its origin in vineyards located…