Great article below from Spanishwinelover.com about yesterday’s bodega: Grupo Jorge Ordoñez. Gives an insight into the life hiutnies taken by our key wine makers.
Another grape and region with a reputation for strong and sometimes rough red wines. Made this time from Tinta de Toro, a version of the Tempranillo grape. However the climate in the atoro region produces grapes very high in tannins, acidity and alcohol so once again the quality of the wine is down to the … Continue reading Triton
Monastrell from the Jumilla region is a red wine I initially struggled with. High in tannins and acidity this grape can produce some serious,y overpowering, rough wines. In the right hands however it producers wonderful fruity wines with serious body and depth. I now have 2-3 Monastrells amongst my favourite red wines. This one does … Continue reading Juan Gil Etiqueta Plata Monastrell
If you are a white wine drinker in Spain then this is a region you need to know about. Based in Galicia, where many a good white wine comes from, in the North West of Spain. This region is famed most for it’s whites made from the Godello grape. They also do red wines made … Continue reading D.O. Valdeorras
Anyone who drinks with me knows that Godello is one of my favourite grapes and this wine, from the Madrid & Darracott winetasting, is no exception. I love it. From the Valdeorras region, where many a good Godello comes from, this wine is 100% Godello from over 100 year old vines. It has been partly … Continue reading Avancia Cuvee de O Godello
This is one of 4 wines I tried at a wine tasting at Madrid & Darracott back in January. Yes I know that was ages ago, but we went into the 4th COVID wave after that and I lost the will to bother for a bit. Now I’m playing catch up. From the D.O. Toro … Continue reading Rodriguez & Sanzo Tinto Whiskey Barrel
This is a great link if you ever find yourself with a wine expert and can’t understand a word they’re saying. Just look it up in this easy to use glossary of wine terms at winemag.com. All sorted into alphabetical order. Click on image to open glossary
El Gusto is a restaurant in La Cala de Mijas who have their own house wine. Obviously not made by them just labelled for their restaurant, but a nice touch none the less. Trouble is I have no idea which bodega made it or where it is from in Spain. It is a Tempranillo joven … Continue reading El Gusto Tinto