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Weißwein 2012 D.O. Rueda Eresma, Castilla y León, Spain

Type: Weißwein (White wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: Barrique
Registration number: #BLS-LS3218BV

Wine Review Report:

Last reviewed: 3 November, 2014
The DO area, named after the city of Rueda (Rad), is located northwest of Madrid in the heart of the Spanish region of Castilla y León. It was classified in 1980 as DO for then only white wines. Characteristic are the hot, dry summers and the cold long winters. The vineyards cover about 7,500 hectares of vines. The limestone soil consists mainly of loamy alluvial soil mixed with gravel terraces. This, together with the continental climate with cold winters and short hot summers, promotes the fruitiness and fresh acidity of the wines. By far the largest part of the area is in the area around the capital Valladolid. Huge cornfields characterize the flat landscape,...

One of the 17 autonomous regions of Spain or historical landscape (also Old Castile, Spanish Castilla y León) with around 66,000 km² in the north of the Iberian peninsula, also known as the "land of castles". This was once the border region between the Christian and Moorish worlds, which is why many border fortresses were built here. It is considered the heartland of modern-day Spain. In 1492, the Moors were expelled and Valladolid became the capital instead of Burgos. It remained so until 1561, when King Philip II. (1527-1598) chose Madrid in New Castile as the new capital. In the extremely eventful 16th century, viticulture experienced a heyday due to the needs of the...

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...

The white grape variety originates from Spain. The name means "greenish" and refers to the striking blue-green color of the grapes. Synonyms are Albillo de Nava, Albillo Nava, Boto de Gall, Botón de Gallo Blanco, Cepa de Madrigal, Goluvelo, Verdal del Pais, Verdeja, Verdeja Blanca, Verdejo Blanco, Verdejo Palido and Verdelho. It should not be confused with the Planta Fina (Damaschino), Godello (sibling), Verdejo de Salamanca, Verdejo Serrano, Verdelho or Verdello varieties, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological similarities. The variety is not a...

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