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Tag Archives: Alicante

Spanish Bodega Profile – Heretat de Cesilia – DO Alicante

I’ve been fortunate enough to have visited their winery on several occasions now, but this particular visit was a little different in that – full disclosure – my partner Emilio Saez van Eerd is working to help them both find exporters and to set up a one of a kind wine tourism project, something I hope that we can write about in the near future. What I can say from my perspective is that the wines made here are of high quality. The French winemaker, Sebastien Boudon, is very intent on achieving a goal, which I feel he has achieved: to make wine from the local native grapes using methodologies he learned from his native region in Bordeaux called, Entre deux Mer.

Spanish Bodega Profile – Sierra Salinas, DO Alicante

Approximately two weeks ago, I had the privilege of visiting a new winery in the DO Alicante called, Bodega Sierra Salinas. A project of the Castaño family winery, Sierra Salinas hopes to produce wines of high quality in an area of Alicante that is truly amazing to visit. Nestled in a rolling valley of hills between the tree lined ridges of the Sierra Salina Mountains, the bodega’s setting is reminiscent of Napa Valley for those California wine lovers. Unfortunately, my trip was short, and to be in such a beautiful place, I was very sad to go.

Salvador Poveda

Last month, when I was in Alicante, I received a mixed case of wines from Bodega Salvador Poveda. Four bottles were from a series of wines called, Toscar. All monovarietals, they were created to demonstrate the region’s terroir as it relates to each varietals unique characteristics. Over the past two […]