Southern Spain gives us many charms. From its important folklore to its gastronomy, legendary monuments and quality wines. We stop at the D.P.O. (Protected Denomination of Origin) Granada, which in recent years has changed radically in order to elaborate wines of great market acceptance.
Everything has evolved, because until recently the only market was the domestic consumption or bulk sale. But the business vision of the producers in the area has gone further, and now this wine is recognized in many parts of the world. In short, a wine culture of great history, which has managed to move forward and innovate the production processes. The new winemaking techniques had a great importance in this process, as well as the implementation of other grape varieties and the recovery of native jewels like the Vijiriega grape.
Wines from the South, wines with personality
If we combine all these elements, the result is wines of great personality, treated with love and care and always elaborated following traditional processes… With an exceptional taste! Fancy a chilled white? There are many, ideal for accompany the pescaítos of some Andalusian tavern. But reds are also appreciated, with an elegant acidity on the palate.
So… What wines do you choose?
- Calvente Finca de Castillejos 2006. From the white to the most spectacular red. A wine which never fails, to be chosen for special moments. Its makers recommend decanting before serving.
The architects of these great wines are Bodegas Horacio Calvente located in Jete, with vineyards that cover a large area of 20 ha. The winery committed to the best technology for the production of their wines and an aging area in French and American oak barrels.