vinos de finca

Everything You Wanted to Know About White Wines Aged Over Lees but Were Too Afraid to Ask

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

Finca Antigua: making estate wines on the Route of Don Quixote

When Familia Martínez Bujanda decided to expand beyond La Rioja, they travelled across Spain looking for unique vineyards with a character of their own. On their trip, they found Finca Antigua, an extraordinary 1000-hectares estate standing 900 metres above sea level. Nearly half the surface area – 421 hectares – is covered in grapevines and the … [Read more...] about Finca Antigua: making estate wines on the Route of Don Quixote

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