Flashcards in Spain Trade/General Deck (26):
Each DO represented by a council of vine-growers, wine producers, and merchants who decide on the ground rules for their region
Spanish term for a wine cellar, winery, tavern or grocery selling wine
Spanish for estate
Spanish for vineyard
Vino de Mesa
Old Spanish term for table wine, most basic category and now known as wine without a geographical indication
Vino de la Tierra
Wines from legally designated zones that don't qualify for DOP. Now replaced with IGP
Denominación de Origin/Protegida/Calificada
Red- 2 yrs, 6 in cask. White-18 m, 6 in cask. 330 L
Red-3yrs, 1 yr in cask.
White-18 m, 6 m in cask
Red-5 yrs, 18 m in cask.
White-4 yrs, 6 m in cask
Red-2 yrs, 1 yr in cask.
White-2 yrs, 6 in cask (225L)
Red-3 yrs, 1 yr in cask.
White-2 yrs, 6 m in cask (225L)
Rioja Gran Reserva
Red-24 m in oak, 36 m bottle.
White-4 yrs, 6 m in cask (225L)
18 m aging in casks less than 600 L or bottle
24 m aging in casks less than 600 L or bottle
36 m aging, demonstrates marked oxidative character
Vino de Pago
Special Spanish category of supposedly exceptionally high-quality, single-estate wines, granted their ow appellation. 15 total
Miguel Torres SA
Largest family-owned producer of premium wine and Spanish brandy. In Penedès. 75% of wine exported. 2nd largest wine distributor in China, many foreign investments
One of world's largest producers of traditional method sparkling. Codorníu Napa, Cellers de Scala Dei (Priorat) Bodega Bilbaínas (Rioja), Legaris (Ribero del Duero)
World's largest producer of traditional method sparkling in world, most significant exporter of cava. Solar Viejo (Rioja), Morlanda (Priorat), Garbó (Montsant), Valdubón (Ribero del Duero), Vionta (Rías Baixas)
Largest producer of sherry, still run by the family of Manuel María González Angel who founded it in 1835. Wineries in Rioja, Somontano, Castilla-La Mancha, Cádiz
Spain's 1st Growth. 1,000 ha farm making wine in this style since 1864. Tempranillo, CS, Merlot, Malbec
Vega Sicilia wines
Valbuena-5 yr vintage dated, aged in American oak. Vega Sicilia Unico-best vintages, released after 10 yrs in a combo or wood tanks, new barriques, old barrels and bottles. Reserva Especial-mulit vintage
Duero, Tajo, Guadiana, Guadalaquivir all drain into Atlantic. Ebro is SE flowing into Mediterranean. Regions divided mainly by mountain ranges