For wine lovers, on this post we’d like to tell you dout the best wines in the region of Andalusia. We have already talked about those on previous posts, the most exclusive wines and wine tastings to enjoy in Spain.
National wines have a great worldwide recognition and those made in Andalusia, where one million hectoliters are produced per campaign, are increasingly gaining importance. Most of those Andalusian wines are backed with a Designation of Origin like Condado de Huelva, Jerez-Xérès-Sherry, Manzanilla de Sanlúcar, Málaga, Sierras de Málaga y Montilla-Moriles.
The Mediterranean climate of this region and its mild temperatures make of Andalusia an ideal place to grow and produce wine.
The guided tours, wine tasting and the shows in the wineries have been increasing in recent years.
JEREZ-XÉRÈS-SHERRY DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN
First of all, we find This Designation of Origin. It has the oldest Council of Spain and probably those are the most well-known wines in the world.
The production is located at the provinces of Cádiz and Sevilla and they use the varieties of:
– Palomino grapes, Pedro Ximénez and Muscatel.
-Generous wines: Fino, Amontillado, Oloroso and Palo Cortado.
-Generous liquor: Pale Cream, Medium and Cream
-Natural sweet wines: Pedro Ximénez y Moscatel.
Palo cortado wines:
The winery Tradición is the only of the Jerez Designation of Origin dedicates exclusively to the oldest wines.
This is an unique and exclusive generous aged for more than 32 years. It combines the fineness of the Amontillado and the Olorosos’ body.
Lustao vors 30 Yo:
It is one of the best wineries and with worldwide prestige, since back in 2014 it received the Sherry Producer award. Its colour, the aroma of hardwood with saline touches and the immensely long taste that remains in the mouth make it perfect for pairing.
MANZANILLA DE SANLÚCAR DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN
We can find it only in Sanlúcar de Barrameda and also in Cádiz. This is because of its weather conditions. Besides, wines of Sanlúcar are made by crops of film yeast typical of the area. They make a veil of flor that turns the liquid into Manzanilla.
Manzanilla Solear, Barbadillo wineries:
Wine Spectator magazine included the products of this winery in the 100 top of the best wines of 2014 and it mentioned its wine as one of the Manzanilla’s with the longest aging process in the market.
It is an elegant and fine Manzanilla which has a pale yellow color with reflections. It is very bright and intense, dry on the palate but soft and harmonious to the taste.
Manzanilla San león, Herederos de Argüeso wineries:
Another of the most awarded wines is the San Leon Manzanilla from the Herederos de Argüeso winery. It has the Gold Medal of the Bruxelles Worldwide Contest or the Grand Prize of the Iberwine Wine Contest. This drink is dry and broad and it has a long and delicate taste. You can taste it with ham and cheeses. Its aging time: more than 60 months.
MONTILLA-MORILES DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN
It is located in the southern countryside of Córdoba. Here, the climate and the Pedro Ximénez grapes result in the Montilla – Moriles Designation of Origin wines, which, same as Manzanilla wines, need aging processes under a veil of flor.
Those wines are: Generous (Fine, Amontillado, Oloroso, Palo Cortado), Generous Liquor (Pale Dry, Pale Cream, Cream and Medium) and Natural Sweets (Pedro Ximénez and Moscatel).
Old Amontillado 1890.
The Old Amontillado 1890 from Herederos Torres Burgos came out as one of the best four wines of Spain in the International Wine Competition Bacchus in 2015. It won the jury with its amber color, sharpened and hazelnut aroma. In the mouth, it is attractive, broad and powerful.
Pedro Ximénez 1830 of Alvear winery:
This is one of the oldest wineries in Andalusia. An old sweet wine that comes from the oldest Pedro Ximenez’s winery solera, which started its activity in 1830. It has 98 points in the Peñín Guide 2015.
CONDADO DE HUELVA DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN
The Designation of Origin Condado de Huelva mainly uses the Zalema grape variety, which becomes to Generous white wines and Generous liquors.
S`Naranja- Saucí winery:
It’s an original wine from Sauci winery of Bollullos Par del Condado. Maybe, this is one of the first wineries that saw the orange as an ideal ingredient to bring new sensations to the typical Andalusian wines. It is good to pair with chocolates.
Mioro Grand Selecction:
It’s one of the greatest white wines of Andalusia and it’s recognized by awards like the Zarcillo de Bronce or the Medalla de Bronce at the Marbella International Exhibition.
Señorío de Broches, Antonio Muñoz Cabrera wineries:
This natural sweet wine of ‘Moscatel de Alejandria’ is from La Axarquía, Málaga. It shows a pale, clean and bright color and it’s intense on the wineglass.
SIERRAS DE MÁLAGA DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN
Besides, we find in Andalusia the designation of origin Sierras de Málaga. It is the only Andalusian designation of origin which produces Rosé and red wines within the varieties Romé, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Tempranillo and white wines of the varieties Chardonnay, Macabeo and Sauvignon Blanc.
Chinchilla doble Doce:
Another wine to talk about is this red wine aged for more than twelve months in French oak barrels is strong and has intense aromas of ripe black fruits, which match it with others such as cedar and spices. In 2014 it received the Gold Medal at the Concours International des Cabernets celebrated in Paris.
Finally, we find Red wine Sedella which comes from La Axarquía, Malaga. It’s aged between 16 and 20 months in new French oak barrels.
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