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Wines of DO Bierzo, innovation and tradition

 - Do you know the wines of Bierzo region? They are becoming more and more popular and widespread thanks to their tradition and pure modernity offer to suit the times.

The Bierzo is a region located in the west of the province of León in the autonomous community of Castilla y León, a well known land by its production of wines, varied and rich in aroma and flavor.

For this reason the wines of DO Bierzo are unique, thanks to the land where they are produced, with diverse landscapes with fields, valleys and mountains and a special orography which determines the character of its wines.

The varieties used for their production are the red grapes Mencía and the whites Doña Blanca and Godello, but also highlights the Garnacha Tintorera, Palomino or Malvasia.

The reds are quite popular and we can highlight the young wines, often performed with 70% of the Mencia variety, while the aged wines are exceptional 4 years after their elaboration. The red wines taste and smell of wild fruits and can become a bit acidic, elegant and velvety.

But whites are also tasty, with aromas of fruit and flowers, with hints of herbs, very fresh, something sweet, full-bodied and also recommended for all seasons. The colors, transparent or straw yellow, offer vivid reflections.

The rosés are usually result of a mixture of red grapes, 50% Mencia grape with white grapes. It is notable by its different colors, from burgundy to orange, plum or light pink. And in their taste you’ll notice strawberries, raspberries… and sweet notes that recall the mixture of white varieties used in their elaboration.

DO Bierzo, León wines

 TAGS:The richness of the cuisine and wines from Castilla y León are exceptional. Specifically, Bierzo wine, in the province of León, is one of the fastest growing areas, pushed by several cellars that encourage the consumption of this type of wine.

Its climate is variable, and it enjoys extreme temperatures, very cold in winter and very hot during the short summer. The most characteristic grape varieties are, among the reds, mencia, the most abundant, offering red and rosé wines of great power and body. Among whites, doña blanca and godello.

Tasty and unique wines

This results in wines of various types, aroma and color. Whites tend to give us yellow shades and ripe fruit aromas. In palate they are sweet and show, in addition to the fruit, a very unique touch of herbs.

The rosés have strawberry aromas and nice, fruity taste. The advantage is that they can be paired with both first and second courses. The reds taste like berries, with the particular notes that leaves the mencia grape variety.

When we talk about aged or reserve wines, they are much more powerful, with flavors of ripe fruit, such as prunes or raisins. The notes of licorice, vanilla and wood are remarkable. Such wines are often chosen for those special dinners and we can combine them with the best meats, such as lamb.

Gradually, the marketing of the DO Bierzo is expanding, and since it went to sale, the number of cellars has increased along with bottling, reaching in 2009 the total number of 7,144,614 bottles, as provided by its regulatory board.

Bierzo wines are, as mentioned, superb with food, so if you are someone who likes a glass of wine to accompany a lunch or dinner, here are two wonderful recommendations: