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Bodegas Viñedos de Pozanco S.L.
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Rotwein V.T. Extremadura, Extremadura, Spain

Type: Rotwein (Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 14%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Variety: Preknadi
Registration number: #331637

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Last reviewed: 17 May, 2016

One of the 17 autonomous regions of Spain, which is one of the oldest wine-growing areas in the world. Shortly before the turn of time, the Romans settled on the banks of the Guadiana River and founded the city of Emerita Augusta, today's Mérida. Among them there was a first big bloom in viticulture. In the 13th century the area was a hotly contested buffer zone between Christian and Moorish Spain. Under Moorish influence, viticulture declined, but reached a peak again in the 17th century. In the 16th and 17th centuries it was mainly emigrants from Extremadura who conquered Central and South America as conquistadores, above all Hernán Cortés (1485-1547), Francisco Pizarro...

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 Greece. Synonyms are Prekiadi, Prekna, Preknadi, Preknari, Preknari Lefko, Prekniariko and Prekno. The identity is not yet clear, because the DNA profile in the Greek Vitis database is identical to the variety Chasselas, while the morphological description in the same database is totally different. The medium to late ripening vine is susceptible to botrytis, but resistant to drought or dryness. It produces aromatic white wines, rich in alcohol but rather low in acidity. The variety is grown in smaller quantities in the Greek regions of Macedonia and...

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