Catados wines

The Ostatu 09 is a wine made by the Carbonic Maceration system, this peculiar elaboration yields wines of marked and bright color, with a mild flavor monopolized by an intense fruit presence. They are wines that maintain attractive living conditions for a short period of time.

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Well, about a week ago we took care of his brother of color and today we put on the table the white of the family, Lapola 2006. The same praises that we maintained for the Dominio do Bibei winery in the note published for Lalama continue to keep them on this occasion (of course, we were not going to change our mind from one week to another).

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Continuing through Galician lands with this peculiar road to Santiago, today we put a Ribeira Sacra wine on the table. Lalama 2005 is a red wine with an impeccable presentation, burgundy bottle and modern label, teaching the way of a renewed and innovative Ribeira Sacra, which is giving a lot to talk and will give much more.

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Lusco in Galician is the term that is known at sunset. That magical moment that goes after sunset and precedes the darkness of the night. The Pazos de Lusco Winery was founded in the year 96, initially conducted by José Antonio López Domínguez. The base is albariño vineyards over 30 years old, located at the foot of the winery.

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The Rias Baixas Do Ferreiro strains vellas is the extract resulting from draining twisted strains of more than 200 years rooted in the soil of the Val do Salnés pontevedrés. It is there where Gerardo Méndez, the blacksmith's son, chisels his wines clinging to tradition, personal identity, but without losing sight of the future and the improvements that it entails.

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Paco & Lola is a young, fresh, modern and… wine. folkloric The wine is very good, but where it really is 10 is in the design management. Its cañí name and its Spanish and olé format enter through the retina and leave no one indifferent. Behind this unique product is the Rosalía de Castro Winery, in the privileged Valle del Salnés pontevedrés.

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The Nora da Neve is the very interesting bet of the Orowines group (the old one) in Pontevedra lands. The triumvirate formed by Jorge Ordóñez (well-known importer of Spanish wines in the US), Javier Alén (from Viña Mein) and Victor Rodríguez (specialized journalist) paid off not only in the Rias Baixas but also in Rueda with the exalted Naia, in Zamora with the no less shining cellars Cénit and in Castilla la Mancha with the promising Mano a Mano.

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Tricó is the name by which the last son who arrives without being expected is known, with great difference in years from the brothers who precede him. This Tricó is the last son of Jose Antonio López, before in Lusco and much earlier in Morgadío. Jose Antonio López is one of those responsible for the resurgence of Albariño wine as quality wine (the other great name of the Rias Baixas is occupied by Gerardo Méndez).

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Three legs for a bank, this popular phrase laid the foundations of the friendship between Belarmino Fernández, Jordi Vidal and Alfonso Chacón that ended up setting in the Canopy winery, in the D.O. Méntrida. Canopy in English means cup (in reference to the tree canopy). The canopy, in turn, is an adventure sport that develops by moving between the trees attached to a cable.

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The young Acústic Celler winery brings to the market two brands, the first the Braó, the second, the one that gives title to the entrance, the Acústic, both, although with very little experience in the commercial circuit, have since their beginnings with the favorable wink which Parker gave them as a score (94 points the first and 92 the second).

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Venta Mazarrón 2006 is a product produced by Bodega Viñas del Cénit, a winery located in the town of Villanueva de Campeán, next to the D.O. Toro, which has many things in common. Sheltered by the latest D.O. Tierra del Vino de Zamora, endorses this tradition in the Regulatory Council a tradition in winemaking that goes back far beyond the vineyards of most of the emblematic areas in the winemaking of our country.

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El Maduresa is the first brand of the Celler del Roure Valencian winery, a small winery owned by Pablo Calatayud, although it is not its flagship, honor that holds the second brand, les alcusses, which, thanks to a personal and well defined style It has gained significant popularity in the Levantine area.

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Classicism without concessions, that is what promises the Rioja bottle of Viña Bosconia Reserva 2001 for its interior. The Bosconia vineyard goes from new trends, passes from Parker and passes from the fruit cut of modern wines, bases its success on fidelity to its style. He has his group of followers and does not plan to let them down.

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Elegant and striking label to dress this Preacher, the youngest of the famous (oenological) offshoots of Benjamin Romeo. Benjamin, a former winemaker from Artadi, resides in the Olympus of the wine gods since the famous wine lawyer (Parker) scored one of his works (Contador 2004) with the highest score.

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Being an earth wine is not easy, in terms of family hierarchy it is like being the middle brother. Everything is pampering for the little one, and tendentious comparisons with the older one. That is what happens with the 2005 Taberner. Above if the older brother is handsome, hardworking and affectionate (a condition shown by the wines of Jerez compared to the wines of the Land of Cadiz) the comparisons are even more insidious.

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After the fall in the late 80s of the iron Russian communist regime (Soviet, sorry), many of the Eastern European countries were suddenly totally exposed to the good and the bad that democracy could bring them, and Hungary was one of they. In that scrambled river of privatization bisoñas, a steep Vega Sicilia fished one of the fattest oenological fish on the world scene in the Magiar country.

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The year 2006, year of elaboration of this Embruix de Vall Llach was a year of contrasts. Low rainfall, high luminosity but low temperatures allowed to reach concentrated musts, of excellent ripening, notable presence of sugars (which after fermentation will be transformed into high alcoholic strength) but also with a negligible acidity, vital to balance these sweet components present in the must.

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The Almirez 2007 of the entrance is the last project of the Eguren brothers in Toro, after the sale of the Numanthia Termes winery to the Louis Vuittón-Möet Hennessy group. The pleasant experience of the Eguren brothers in the area (100 Parker points with its Termanthia 2004) aims to have its continuity in the Teso la Monja Winery, in which the 2007 Almirez of the tasting is made.

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The Louro do Bolo is the most modest of the two projects undertaken by Rafael, the smallest of the Palacios brothers in Valdeorras. Rafael Palacios is in love with the production of white wine. Conditioned by this passion, it moves from La Rioja to Valdeorras with the intention of producing a white wine for a fee, a reference wine that is positioned at the top of Spanish quality white wines.

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Its sober presentation, its label without stringency, its price content show the Martue as a humble product. But behind that simple facade hides a wine with a lot of character and personality. A clear example of the potential that the La Mancha area can present, not only quantitatively but also qualitatively.

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