We do not know exactly when white wine came to be named as such. However, it can be easily seen that this type of wine is not actually white, but rather pale yellow, from golden or amber to straw-coloured or almost translucent; it can even have greenish hues. In fact, the colour that characterises white wines is the result of little or no … [Read more...] about Why is it that white wine has its characteristic colour?
At Familia Martínez Bujanda, four generations of winemakers have grown vines and made wines with a character of their own. A few years ago, we decided to start making white wine. Is there a better place to do so than the very heart of the DO Rueda? In our winery Finca Montepedroso we make white wine exclusively from Verdejo grapes, using native … [Read more...] about Finca Montepedroso Verdejo: a wine that embodies the authentic character of Rueda
As a wine enthusiast, you must have heard the word ‘terroir’ many times, since it is one of the most widely used – though not always understood – wine-related words. What does the term ‘terroir’ mean exactly? The French word ‘terroir’ refers to the set of factors affecting the crops, such as the type of soil and terrain, the climate, the … [Read more...] about The terroir, or the influence of a unique environment on a wine’s traits
The grapevines in a vineyard have a typical growth cycle, each stage showing its own, peculiar, characteristics. Today, we will describe what is known as ‘veraison’, a French word used to describe the colour change of wine grapes, as they transition each summer from green to purple or pale yellow. Actually, veraison marks the onset of ripening, … [Read more...] about Veraison: when grapes change colour
We have recently launched the new vintages of our most emblematic white wines. Here we will describe three of them, each made in a different winery. With the coming of spring and the mild weather, our thoughts turn to white wines. Even when whites are almost always served chilled, not all of them require the same temperature. Lighter, fruity … [Read more...] about Our new white wine vintage