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Rotwein 2016 V.T. Castilla y León Prieto Picudo "Cumal", Castilla y León, Spain

Type: Rotwein (Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 14.5%
Price: 19.90 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: Barrique
Registration number: #268772

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Last reviewed: 12 October, 2021

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 red grape variety originates from Spain. Synonyms are Prieto, Prieto Picudo Oval (variety with oval berries) and Prieto Picudo Tinto. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2010, the grape variety Alfrocheiro is a sibling; however, the parents of the two varieties are not known. The white variety Godello (with synonym Prieto Picudo Blanco) is distinct and not a color mutation. This early-maturing, low-yielding vine is moderately susceptible to botrytis. It yields cherry-colored, high-acid, high-alcohol red wines with aromas of wild berries, cherries, and black pepper. The variety is mainly...

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