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Rioja Terroir: Approaching the concept of terruño in wine

Editor’s Note:  With a view to the EWBC: Digital Wine Communications Conference launching in just a few weeks, John Perry has taken a very complicated concept – Terroir – and broken it down in a fascinating and approachable way to help us understand how it significantly affects Riojan wine.  Wine has a complicated […]

Harvest 2011: A Look Around Spain and Portugal

What is the harvest looking like in Spain and Portugal? Having put in a few calls from across the peninsula, the answers varied tremendously. So rather than interpret it from our standpoint, we felt it would be more appropriate to post information directly from the horse’s mouth, so to speak. […]

La Rioja’s Traditional Liqueur: Patxaran

If it wasn’t for the title of this post, I trust that you’d most likely look at the word “patxaran” and wonder if it wasn’t the name of a pharmaceutical drug or a race of aliens on Star Trek. Sounding the letters out one by one, you suddenly find your […]

2005 Bodegas Ochoa Navarra Vino Dulce

2005 Bodegas Ochoa Navarra Vino Dulce – Spain, Navarra (6/3/2006)Very clear and light in color. Light floral notes with peach flesh, light black tea notes, pear and minerals. Unctous texture with medium acidty. In the mouth candied peaches, iced tea, and faint lemon show up. 180gr/l sugar

2005 Bodegas Julián Chivite Navarra Gran Feudo Moscatel

2005 Bodegas Julián Chivite Navarra Gran Feudo Moscatel – Spain, Navarra (6/3/2006)Clear yellow in color. The nose is lightly herbal with lemon zest, and floral hints. Medium sweet with a medium overall acidity. Lemon confit, peach, and nectarine all show in the mouth. Well balanced wine.

2004 Bodegas Nekeas Vega Sindoa Chardonnay

2004 Bodegas Nekeas Vega Sindoa Chardonnay – Spain, Navarra (5/16/2006) Pale yellow gold in color. The nose is smokey with buttered oak, lime and nuts. In the mouth the acidity is high with a creamy overall mouthfeel. Flavors are of strong pineapple, oak, lime, and slight bitter grapefruit on the […]

Rosé’s of Navarra

I went to a tasting a couple of days ago at [Lavinia->http://www.lavinia.es/dsp/?disp=home.HomeDispatcher&Code1=1789460937&Code2=169] in Madrid and had the chance to try about a dozen wines – some great and some not so hot. Currently, the weather here is down-right balmy, and when the temperature gets this hot, my mind tends to […]