Climate change has been at the forefront of recent news and all of us are being urged to make changes to our daily lives to reduce our negative effect on this planet. At the recent wine conference in Porto climate change and it’s effect on the wine industry was very much in evidence with this … Continue reading Wine is the Canary in the Coal Mine
From the Bodega Diez Siglos Wine tasting at vinopremier.com this is their only Red Wine and a more recent addition to their collection. Made from 100% Tempranillo grapes grown in the nearby Ribera del Duero region, it has been matured in American oak for 12 months and then a further 24 months in French oak. … Continue reading Diez Siglos Tempranillo Crianza 2015
Each year the Bodega Diez Siglos takes a portion of the Verdejo grapes grown and experiments with them. Fermenting and ageing in different ways to see the effects. The Momento Verdejo 2017 was one of these experiments which produced a wine they just had to bring to market. It is a limited edition production made … Continue reading Diez Siglos Momento Verdejo 2017
If any of you have popped down to watch the Easter parades in Andalucía this year then check out this article by Lindsay Gregory on what wines to look out for in the region.
The second white wine from the Bodega Diez Siglos Wine Tasting at vinopremier.com this time made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Aside from the change in grape variety it is otherwise made exactly the same as the Verdejo 2018. The grapes are grown in the same area (i.e. soil and climate), harvested the same way, fermented … Continue reading Diez Siglos Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Objectivity is Tough!This week Maggie looks at the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine. As always the script is below for those who prefer to read rather than listen. Maggie's Script Hello darlings! Maggie here with the third in our podcast series ‘thoughts on WSET 2’. One of the key elements in the Wine and … Continue reading Thoughts on WSET 2 Part 3
The first white wine from the Bodega Diez Diglos wine tasting at vinopremier.com. It is made from 100% Verdejo grape from 20 year old vines and has been fermented in stainless steel vats before being aged on it's own lees for 4 months. In colour it is a pale lemon lightly tinged with green. It … Continue reading Diez Siglos Verdejo 2018
Below is a link to the WSET 2 chart for their Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine. It is a really useful tool to use when searching for the right words to describe a wine. To properly understand the system you should sign up to the WSET course. Use of this chart is taught in both … Continue reading WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine.
In honour of the Bodega Diez Siglos wine tasting and their mantra 'it's all about the Verdejo' here are a couple of articles from decanter.com and winefolly.com with their take on this amazing region and it's wonderful white wines.
Another visiting bodega to vinopremier.com from the northern part of the Rueda region. Those of my followers from other countries may never heard of the Rueda region, but any white wine visitor to central Spain will have tried a Verdejo from Rueda as this is the wine served by the glass in most bars. Those … Continue reading Bodega Diez Siglos