Wines are the perfect companion to our best stories, because they themselves have their own. Now we tell you the story of 3 of the most appreciated wines in Spain, so that when you go to buy wine you’ll have a story to tell to start your own:
Some trees were the beginning of the successful career of this winery located in Pedrosa de Duero (Burgos). Their concern for tradition and roots and their liking for the eco, drive to the producers to create one of the wines which are honored to be part of this triad of your favorite wines today I want to talk about.
Eight walnut trees over a hundred years old mark the center of the winery structure which first phase of construction began in 1996. The entrance of the grape harvest, the winery, the aging cellar and bottling and shipping are the different parts we can find in these buildings. The latest phase, completed less than two years ago, focused on the social structure which serves as a starting point, link and heart of the winery.
Another of the peculiarities of this wine is of course its name, which comes from the way these lands were known as early as the fourteenth century. At that time there was a small parish in the town, whose chaplains prayed and celebrated mass in exchange for small plots of land. They seized a sizable plot land that was returned to the City after the confiscation of Mendizabal in 1855, but it still continued to be called the chaplains? lot (pago de los capellanes, in Spanish).
In Rioja Alta Group, Viña Ardanza producers, they say that they had not made a wine like this since 1973. In fact, only two vintages of this wine deserved the qualification of special reserve before 2001, one was the 1964 one and the other was the above mentioned.
Both have in common the struggle for survival, since both cases were years marked by the harsh weather conditions. In 64 stocks were feared because it was not raining. A dry year that made them feared the worst. However, with summer came the rain drops that gave new life to these grapes, influencing significantly the wine quality. Four years inside American oak led to a mythical wine that few ones have been lucky enough to taste.
In 73 something similar happened. They actually had to thoroughly pick the grapes to ensure quality standards were being sought. All that work was paid off with an excellent vintage whose characteristics also came to be considered special reserve.
And finally 2001, a wine which remains the best attributes of its predecessors but comes to us with a new design impregnated with modernity. An ode to innovation which can be discovered from the outside to the inside of a wine made with dedication.
Extremadura: the wines of the future land. Or at least that’s what Habla wineries is looking for with each of their artworks (wine) made with pinpoint accuracy and state-of-the-art facilities. They are the creators of this wonderful wine that attracts us from the depths of that black glass inside which it dwells.
Habla del Silencio 2010 is a new experience that captures our attention immediately. So did its predecessors: mysterious, minimalist and appealing on the outside, delicious and with the precise mineral point inside.
That exuberance is perceived in each sip and it is the germ of attraction that encourages the desire. But nothing is a coincidence in Habla. Perfection involves hours of work using the latest techniques, controlled by a team of experts who manage to take full advantage of their creativity and of that hard and demanding land where they have chosen to place their vineyards.
Wanna try them? Here you are:
Pago de los Capellanes Crianza 2008
Viña Ardanza Reserva Especial 2001
Habla del Silencio 2010