Let’s talk about white wines aged over lees. You will have definitely heard this phrase before in many occasions, and probably asked yourself what it really meant, but might have never been brave enough to ask. Well, today we will try to clarify everything for you. Let’s start at the beginning: do you know what lees are? During vintage periods, … [Read more...] about Everything You Wanted to Know About White Wines Aged Over Lees but Were Too Afraid to Ask
Pruning is one of the most important tasks to carry out during the winegrowing cycle. The pruning season starts right after the first few frosts, as leaves start to fall and the winter rest period begins. It can extend all the way into mid-March, just before the plant ‘awakens’ and renews its vital cycle. Historically, pruning has been one the most … [Read more...] about The Pruning Season: Determinant in the New Campaign
Good times come by themselves, otherwise we go looking after them. We are now in February, which, for many, is the Month of Love. Plus, this next 14th of February, Saint Valentine’s day, happens to be on a Sunday, so we can take all weekend off to celebrate it. This year, we have to celebrate everything! Either in couples or in family, any … [Read more...] about Wine and Chocolate Are The Perfect Pairing for Saint Valentine
A wine is considered a sweet wine once its residual sugar levels exceed the threshold of 45 grams of sugar per litre. These kinds of wines are then divided into naturally sweet wines and sweet natural wines. In addition, we can find semi-sweet wines. Naturally sweet wines are those where the alcohol and residual sugar levels in them come … [Read more...] about Sweet Wines: Muscatel’s Powerful Arrival
In these past few days of January, the snows all over Spain have produced idyllic images of fields and vineyards totally covered by a thick white mantle. In fact, this is not only an aesthetic issue, as in vines’ case, the Spanish popular saying “years with snow are good years” (“Año de nieves, año de bienes”) is correct in all senses, despite the … [Read more...] about Why Do Snow and Intense Cold Weathers Favour Vines?