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Artadi, S.A. Bodegas y Viñedos
Winery Wines

Sparkling wine 2015 Hondarrabi Zuri Brut Vintage, Spain

Type: Sparkling wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Registration number: #L1540

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Last reviewed: 11 December, 2019

Viticulture in Spain has an ancient tradition, as vines were cultivated here at least 5,000 years ago. The Phoenicians founded the city of Gadir (Cádiz) around 1100 BC and traded heavily in wine in the Mediterranean region. The first flowering occurred in 200 BC, because the Romans loved the wine from Baetica (Andalusia). Development was halted by the Moorish invasion in 711. For religious reasons, the Muslims cleared large parts of the vineyards or only allowed the production of sultanas. They brought with them the art of distillation, which was not used for alcoholic beverages, however, but for essential oils, as...

Synonym (also Hondarrabi Zuri, Ondarrabi Zuri, Ondarribi Zuri) for the grape varieties Courbu Blanc, Crouchen and Noah. So there is no separate variety with this name. In 2016, 624 hectares of vineyards were designated under the name Hondarribi Zuri in the Basque Country (Pais Vasco) in Spain. These three varieties are grown there in a mixed cultivation system (Kym Anderson).

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