Telmo Rodriguezby Telmo Rodriguez
REGION: Galicia, Andalusia, Valencia, Castilla y Leon, Navalle
APPELLATION: Valdeorras, Malaga, Toro, Rioja, Alcante, Basa
Telmo Rodriguez is one of Spain’s pioneer winemakers, advocating native grape varietals tied to the climates and conditions of their sites, and making world-class wines from undiscovered as well as known regions.
Telmo was among the first to make significant wines in Toro, Rueda, Valdeorras, Malaga, Alicante and Cigales. In these areas he uses native varietals, often grapes rediscovered such as Godello, Verdejo, Moscatel and Monastrell which do not have wide recognition. With other classically recognized varietals such Tempranillo, Garnacha and Carignan, he works with vines that are indigenous and reflect the character of their particular site. As a result, Telmo has been one of the leaders of the quality revolution with these varietals in up and coming areas such as Toro, as well as in the traditional areas of Rioja and Ribera del Duero.
Castilla y Leon
Castilla y León consists of the following provinces: Ávila, Burgos, León, Valladolid, Salamanca, Segovia, Soria, and Valladolid. Around the province are Asturias, Basque Country, and Cantabria to the north; Galicia to the norhtwest, Aragon and La Rioja to the east, Castile-La Mancha, Extremadura, and Madrid to the south.
Castilla y León is mostly a landlocked area; a plateau with mountains on all sides, except for where it meets Portugal. Naturally fertile soils grace the region’s central plateau, although irrigation is necessary in many areas due to little rainfall.
The wines made here fall under Vino de la Tierra, a step below the Denominación de Origen - a subset in the quality control system used for wine and foodstuffs such as honey, meats, cheeses, and condiments in the country.
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Tinta de toro
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