Rioja | Catavino - Part 14
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Tag Archives: Rioja

Tempranillo: A Noble Wine Grape

Editor’s Note: Here is the next article in a series from my lovely wife Gabriella. This one focuses on her experiences learning about the wines that come from the grape Tempranillo. Currently she is gone for a month leading a bike tour, but when she returns expect more articles as […]

Rejadorada

Earlier this year, I was fortunate enough to find myself in Toro – a small town located in the Castile y León region of Spain – which is one of the most exciting up and coming wine regions. Known for their Tempranillos, or Tinto de Toro as they call it, […]

Wines from Rioja

I’ve been gone for awhile and my site has been in limbo. Sorry about that, but something has happened to a directory and I had to leave for France without having time to fix it. However, I am back and had a wonderful week with good friends in the [Perigord->http://www.simply-perigord.com/propertysales/perigordmap.html] […]

Odd-ball Grapes

Something I have a discovered since I have been in Spain is the wide variety of grape varietals to be discovered. Not only do you have up and coming grapes like “mencia” or “verdejo”, but a whole host of grapes that one wine maker or another wants to see as […]

TN-2001 Dinastia Vivanco Rioja Crianza

2001 Dinastia Vivanco Rioja Crianza – Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alavesa, Rioja (4/19/2005) Deep rich purple with a darkness that seems to swallow the light. Nose with some green pepper and deep spice anise, pepper with a whiff of vanilla oak. As it opens in the glass a milk […]

Vivanco

So, I feel a bit under prepared for this task. Last week, I had an experience that all wine connoisseurs should have at one point in their life. Put simply, I went to a wine museum. What is not so simple is that it claims to be one of the […]