The fall and rise of Garnacha in Aragon?

The fall and rise of Garnacha in Aragon?

By Norrel Robertson  As I write the 2014 harvest in Aragon is drawing to a close for what has been an up and down vintage where we have seen possibly the largest quantity of Garnacha in Spain since the 2004 vintage. Quality is likely to be determined by those who were brave enough to drop crops before veraison and to avoid the risk of disease, especially botrytis, which attacks over cropped, tight and compact bunches that Garnacha produces when intervention is eschewed in favour of kilos. For many producers, growers and wineries this has…Read more
Wines treasured under the sea

Wines treasured under the sea

By Antonio Palacios 1-. The state of the art of underwater treasure: The ageing of beverages submerged in the sea has its origins in different bottled beverages (wine, champagne, distilled liquors...) found decades and even centuries ago in the cellars of sunken shipwrecks and that after having been sampled, were found to still have acceptable sensory characteristics even after such long periods of time. One example of the above is represented by the periodical auctions of bottles found in shipwrecks, such as the one that took place recently, (September 2011) in Singapore, in…Read more