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Marqués de Griñón
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Red wine 2015 D.O. Dominio de Valdepusa "(+) Summa Varietalis", Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 15%
Price: 23.90 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: large oak barrel
Registration number: #PF-L-15/501

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Last reviewed: 19 March, 2020

Special wine-growing area located in the municipality of Malpica de Tajo in the province of Toledo in the Spanish region of La Mancha (Castile-La Mancha) It was classified in 2003 as the highest Spanish wine quality level Vino de Pago. The vineyards cover 52 hectares of vines at an altitude of around 500 metres above sea level on clay and limestone soils. The red wine varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Petit Verdot and the native Graciano are cultivated. The area is entirely owned by Marqués de Griñón.

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 red grape variety originates from France. There are over 80 synonyms that testify to its great age and worldwide distribution. The most important from a historical point of view are Hermitage, Shiraz (Australia), Candive, Marsanne Noir, Petite Sirrah, Petite Syrah, Scyras, Sérène, Serine, Sira, Sirac, Sirah, Syra, Syrac (France); Balsamina, Neiretta Cunese, Neiretta del Monregalese, Neiretta del Rosso, Neiretta di Pinerolo, Neiretta di Saluzzo, Zagarese (Italy); Neretto del Beinale (Spain); Shiraz (South Africa); Zizak (Montenegro). Despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or...

The red grape variety originates from France. There are about 60 synonyms attesting to its age and worldwide distribution in almost all wine producing countries. Some grouped alphabetically by country are Franzosenrebe (Germany); Kaberne Sovinjon, Kaberne Sovinyon, Lafit, Lafite (Bulgaria, Moldova, Russia); Bidure, Bouchet, Bouchet Sauvignon, Breton, Cabernet Petit, Carbonet, Carbouet, Carmenet, Castet, Enfin, Epicier Noir, Marchoupet, Navarre, Petit Bouchet, Petit Bouschet, Petit Cabernet, Petit Cavernet Sauvignon, Petite Vidure, Sauvignon, Sauvignonne, Vidure, Vidure Sauvignonne, Vigne Dure...

This red grape variety comes from France. The name "Little Greenling" refers to the high acidity in the grapes, which are often underripe due to the long ripening period. Synonyms are Bouton, Bouton (Bonton) Blanc, Carmelin, Heran, Herrant, Lambrusquet, Lambrusquet Noir, Petit Verdau, Petit Verdot Nero, Petit Verdot Noir, Plant des Palus, Verdau, Verdot and Verdot Petit. It must not be confused with the Fer (Herrant) varieties or with Gros Verd ot, which was mentioned together in 1736, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological similarities. The exact parentage of the Petit Verdot variety is unknown; according to...

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