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The terroir, or the influence of a unique environment on a wine’s traits

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

Terroir and biodiversity

Spain is currently recovering, adding value to its terroirs. However, when the concept of the authenticity of terroir is mentioned, commitment with sustainable viticulture is rarely addressed. The 22nd of May, Spanish vine growers and winemakers will get the opportunity to consider this at the International Day for Biological Diversity. The … [Read more...] about Terroir and biodiversity

Terroir, terruño and climat: The theory

Terroir, or terruño in Spanish, and, more recently, climat are terms we can frequently read on wine labels or in technical descriptions. Sometimes, however, these terms are used rather loosely or even misused for marketing purposes that are aimed at benefiting from the prestige these concepts about distinct origin have long been associated … [Read more...] about Terroir, terruño and climat: The theory

Familia Martínez Bujanda: Spirit of the estate

With wines made entirely on its own estates, Familia Martínez Bujanda is characterised by the spirit of the land. Three of our wineries, Finca Valpiedra (Rioja), Finca Montepedroso (Rueda) and Finca Antigua (Castile-La Mancha), are the symbols of this concept that is not new at all. Even as it is underdeveloped in Spain, the idea of wineries set in … [Read more...] about Familia Martínez Bujanda: Spirit of the estate

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