Learn About Breton
Bodegas Breton was founded in 1983, their state-of-the-art winemaking facility completed in 1985 just prior to that year's harvest. Although of relatively recent origin, Breton takes a decidedly traditional approach. The philosophical objective is preservation of the elegant, concentrated Rioja Alta style and the longevity for which traditional Riojas are famous. Modern...
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Learn About Rioja
(ree-OH-hah) This highly regarded area of Spain makes some of the best Tempranillo-based wines in the world. Once the only DOCa (recently joined by Priorat in 2001), Rioja is divided into 3 sub-regions: Rioja Baja, Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa. There are 4 red varieties and 3 white varieties allowed in the Rioja DOC. Tempranillo definitely takes center stage, followed by Garnacha...
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Learn About Tempranillo
Grape that Reigns in Spain
Most often associated with Spain,
is the backbone of wines made in the well-known Spanish regions
del Duero. On the scale of light to heavy, Tempranillo lands towards the light
side. It tends to be higher in acid and lower in alcohol - common for Old World
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