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Tag Archives: Grape Profile

Grape Profile – Castelão

Over the course of the three years we’ve lived in Spain, I really don’t know if I’m any closer to having a solid grasp on the indigenous grape varietals now than I was when we first arrived. The moment I feel confident in a varietal, the rug gets pulled out […]

Grape Profile – Touriga Nacional

Help! I’ve got me self a glass full of violets! I do! I do! I think every wine writer/aficionado goes through moments where all of their notes seem to run together. Similar descriptors and textures make it appear that we’re tasting the same exact wine over and over again. Sometimes […]

Albariño Videos

I found a few videos on the web today all about Albarino, a grape we featured recently with a Virtual Tasting. Sponsored by Rias Baixas and hosted by Doug Frost, they do a nice job telling people more about this great region and grape. Here’s one of the videos, with […]

Callet

Callet is not an internationally known red grape, but one that has made itself a name throughout Mallorca, Spain. In the past, it was considered a rustic grape used only for making young rosés and reds, but has now lent itself to making deep-coloured, low-alcohol blends. When blended with varieties […]

Mersequera

Mersequera is a white grape primarily used in wine from D.O. Valencia, in addition to D.O. Utiel-Requena, Alicante, Almansa, Tarragona, Vin Vinalopó and Yecla. The grape can also be called, Encanyavella, Exquitxagos, Messeguera, Trobat and Verdosilla. Known as being an extremely adaptable and resilient grape, able to grow in almost […]

Picapoll

Pronounciation: Pick-a-pole Other known names: Picpoul, Folle Blanche, Piquepoul, Gros Meslier, Picpoul, Folle Blanche, Avello and Picpoule Blanc. Historically dating back to the 17th century, Picapoll is a grape varietal native to the Languedoc area of France that has currently found its way to the northeast portion of Spain in […]