Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Cariñena, Spain Overview. Wines of Spain †Generating an explosion of new wines, wineries, brands, and regions †During the past decade, the number of designated.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Cariñena, Spain Overview. Wines of Spain †Generating an explosion of new wines, wineries, brands, and regions †During the past decade, the number of designated."— Presentation transcript:

1 Cariñena, Spain Overview

2 Wines of Spain †Generating an explosion of new wines, wineries, brands, and regions †During the past decade, the number of designated Spanish wine regions (Denominaciones de Origen or DOs) has grown by more than a 1/3 †Total of 69 DOs †Spain is an elevated plateau with many great vineyards nestled into the creases of mountains †Growing areas vary from semi-arid southern terroirs to wet northern ones, central tableland vines adapted to extremely cold, dry winters

3 Aragon Region, Spain †Winery located in the Region of Aragon, in the Cariñena DO †Northeastern Spain †Comprised of 3 provinces 1.Huesca 2.Zaragoza *Capital 3.Teruel †Outstanding mountainous landscapes, with glacier lakes and natural preserves †Majority of wine grown in the fertile Ebro Valley: some of the most spectacular scenery in Spain †Region is fairly dry, enjoying a humid, Mediterranean-style climate in many areas

4 Cariñena (DO) †Created in 1932: one of the oldest protected growing areas in Europe †Passion for vine growing has been passed down from generations †Located at the heart of the Ebro Valley in Aragón †Most widely planted variety is Garnacha (55%) †Followed by Tempranillo (15%) †Average age of vines 35 years old

5 Cariñena (DO) wines of the stones †Wines known as the “vinos de las piedras” or wines of the stones †Produce small grapes with a highly concentrated and intense flavors †Vineyards located between 500 and 800 meters above sea level †Reddish-brown limestone soil with a subsoil of loose rock, high calcium carbonate content, and in some places, slate and clay †Climate: dry summer days with cold winter temperatures in combination with harsh winds

6 Valcantara Family owned bodega Founded in 1963 by Manuel Piquer Guimera Integrate respect for tradition with new technologies Excellent value wines Valcantara Garnacha Stars, Restaurant Wine “An amazing wine for the price: full bodied ripely flavored moderately rich and lightly tannic; a wine with ripe berry flavors and a medium long finish. Exceptional.” 87 Points, Wine Enthusiast “Fresh and fruity, and entirely approachable and likable given the price. The palate is fairly smooth and medium in weight, with blackberry flavors that fade to darkness on the finish. This was made for everyday sipping”

7 Cariñena, Spain Overview


Download ppt "Cariñena, Spain Overview. Wines of Spain †Generating an explosion of new wines, wineries, brands, and regions †During the past decade, the number of designated."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google