Another Ochoa wine from the Adriana Series. A red wine made from 30% Tempranillo, 30% Graciano, 30% Merlot, 10% Garnacha oaked for 9 months in a mix of French and American barrels. It has a pale colour somewhere between garnet and purple with a light to medium scent of fresh red berries and a hint … Continue reading Ochoa 8A La Foto de 1938, 2015
Spanish Rose wines have never really enjoyed the same popularity as there red and white brothers. Even though Spain is one of the top producers, in terms of quantity, for Rose wines they are largely unknown both at home and abroad. However a number of bodegas are trying to change this and produce wines better … Continue reading Trend for Spanish Roses
The second wine from the Bodegas Ochoa wine tasting at Vinopremier.com. This is a rose wine from the Javier Ochoa collection. It is made from a blend of Garnacha, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and apparently contains very low sulphites of onky 20mg. A pale rose pink colour with perhaps a hint of garnet. It … Continue reading Ochoa Lágrima Rosa 2019
One of my favourite wine grapes for it full body and floral flavours. What's not to love about this grape. Good to see that Spanish wine producers are beginning to experiment with it. For more information on this white wine varietal from France check out this article by winefolly.com by clicking on the image below.
You may know this grape as Macabeo or Alcañol, Blanca de Daroca, Forcalla, Gredelín and Perpignan. Whatever you call it, it is one of Spain's top white wine varietals and used extensively throughout the country. Check out this article by Decántalo in homage to the popular Spanish grape variety by clicking on the image below.
The first wine from a previous wine tasting at Vinopremier.com who hosted the Bodegas Ochoa from the Navarra region. Bodegas Ochoa have three ranges of wines made buy three different wine makers. This first white wine is made by Adriana Ochoa. It is named after the two grapes used: Viura and Viogner. Hence the name … Continue reading Uvadoble 2017
A carry on from yesterday’s news post. Which drinker are you? Me, I’m a bit of both depending on my mood.
The eternal argument in the wine world between mass produced commercial wines versus traditionally produced higher quality wines. According to the article below ‘“Trying these popular bottles, I thought, would etch in stark relief the yawning chasm between mass-produced industrial bottles,” and “wines that are agricultural products”, he wrote. He added: “It may well be … Continue reading Do Commercial Wines Create Wine Lovers?
Most wine authorities seem to agree that the Negramoll grape variety of the Canary Islands and the Tinta Negra Mole grape of Madeira are in fact the same, however no one has yet proved this fact. There is more information out there on Tinta Negra Mole, though not a great deal. Negramoll rarely gets a … Continue reading Negramoll Grape Variety
The fourth wine from the Madrid & Darracott virtual wine tastings (box 2), this red wine is made from the grape variety Negramoll which is local to La Palma of the Canary Islands. Made from old vines of 80 to 150 years and fermented in French oak barrels in its own lees for six months. … Continue reading Los Grillos 2015