Rioja needs to emulate Champagne by building a “hierarchy” of terroir and villages rather than relying purely on the blending and ageing of its wines, a leader producer has said.
FC Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta is ready to give his wine business a push into the limelight.
The unique climatic conditions in Rías Baixas create “inimitable” Albariños that can’t be bettered anywhere in the world according to one leading producer in the region.
db’s Lucy Shaw heads to Spain’s northwestern tip to Rías Baixas, where she’s plied with polpo and zippy Albariño and shown around some of the region’s most stunning estates.
The historic family estate in Rioja, Marques de Murrieta, has spent 165 years “pushing the boundaries of the region,” following the release of its 100-pointer Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Blanco 1986.
Rías Baixas’ flagship grape Albariño is a “wild horse that needs taming” according to one winemaker in the northwestern Spanish region.
The trend for sparkling Albariño is on the rise as winemakers in Rías Baixas in northwest Spain seek to capitalise on the global popularity of sparkling wine.
Mohawk-sporting, three Michelin-starred Spanish chef David Muñoz is to open his long-awaited debut London venture, StreetXO, in Mayfair this November.
Winemakers in Priorat have moved from a Bordeaux approach to winemaking to a Burgundian approach according to one producer in the northern Spanish region.
There is a “hole in the middle” of the Cava category at the moment with too much focus on the top and the bottom ends of the market, according to one producer.
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