Would you like to understand what happens to the vines as they come into the final stretch of their growth, just before they are harvested? Vineyards don’t go on holidays during the summer, in fact, they do the complete opposite. Their grapes undergo a series of fundamental changes which allow them to reach their full ripening. We can call this … [Read more...] about Discover The Vineyard’s Magic in The Summer Season
Over the past few days, Finca Montepedroso’s has presented their newest vintage, the one elaborated in 2020, and it has availed to commemorate 10 years since the birth of this authentic verdejo. In 2020, the harvest was exceptional, both in quality and quantity. In addition, the poliophenolic load on this wine has provide it with longevity and … [Read more...] about Finca Montepedroso Celebrates its “10th Anniversary”
Working flat out, starting significantly earlier than last year, yet sooner than a normal campaign, the harvest at Familia Martínez Bujanda is almost complete in La Mancha. At Finca Antigua, where we started with the Muscatel on August 11th, we expected to finish by the middle of September. Harvest is now over in the Rueda region; at Finca … [Read more...] about Fewer, but great wines from Familia Martínez Bujanda in Rueda, La Rioja and La Mancha
The 2017 vintage will be remembered as one of the most difficult of the twenty-first century. Heavy frosts have caused a significant drop in production in the northern half of Spain as well as in other European countries such as France and Italy. Furthermore, the drought, which has practically dragged on since spring last year, is also affecting … [Read more...] about Very high expectations for the harvest despite the frosts and drought
The term 'Crianza' is used to denote the ageing of wines in oak barrels and in bottles. That is how it is defined by Spanish legislation. This word stipulates the minimum periods of time a wine must remain in the barrel in order to be able to feature the term 'Crianza' on its label and the use of oak recipients of a certain capacity (up to 330 … [Read more...] about Finca Montepedroso: Aged On The Lees!