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
Grenache is a very special red grape variety, playing an important role in Spanish and global wine making. In the past, it used to be a widely planted grape, although its popularity declined in favour of varieties that were easier to grow and had a greater yield. Today, however, it is the third most widely grown grape variety in Spain, and one … [Read more...] about International Grenache Day, aka #GrenacheDay
Have you noticed on your visit to a vineyard that there are roses at the end of each vine row? It may seem they are just a beautiful addition, but actually they alert the winemaker to the presence of diseases or pests that often attack the vines. As the wise old saying goes, ‘Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.’ Nature offers … [Read more...] about Why are rose bushes planted in vineyards?
Sometimes it is written in the stars and all the pieces that make the winemaking jigsaw puzzle, come together. This is what has happened at Finca Antigua. Thanks to a very nice summer and an ideal, almost textbook, weather, the vintage this year will be fabulous across DO La Mancha and particularly, in our estate. In the words of Lauren Rosillo, … [Read more...] about Finca Antigua: Outstanding vintage expected for 2018
Wine is made from grapes. Since we are so fond of wine, we will try and understand the nature and parts of these sweet little berries. The skin Some compounds of the skin are essential for the colour and aroma of wine. The skin of a grape contains anthocyanins, pigment compounds that give red wine its colour. It also has tannins, which add … [Read more...] about Grape’s anatomy