Tag Archives: D.O. Bierzo

The influence of different types of soil on wine: Slate

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We continue with the second chapter about the influence of types of soil on wine, having previously talked about the influence of granite. This time we focus on Slate soils.   Slate soils have a metamorphic origin. I.e. they come mainly … Continuar leyendo

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New Parker Points for Bierzo wines – May 2016.

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This week another set of Parker Points were awarded by Luis Gutierrez, head of Robert Parker for Spanish wines, to wines from El Bierzo. We say another because this is the third time that Luis Gutierrez has awarded wines from … Continuar leyendo

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Mencía Wines: Personality, Freshness and Character

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After having sung the virtues of the tempranillo, garnacha, bobal and monastrell grapes, in this entry we look to North-eastern Spain to examine one of the trendiest varieties on the international wine scene: Mencía grapes. Although Mencía grapes have ruled … Continuar leyendo

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What’s the terroir?

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The term terroir, or terruño in Spanish, is a concept that puts together the characteristics specific to the soil, the topography, the climatology and the biodiversity of the environment in which the vines are grown. The aim of a wine … Continuar leyendo

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