Bierzo
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El Biierzo is a wine zone located between the towns of Ponferrada and Villafranca del Bierzo, west of the province of León in the Sil Valley, at an altitude between 450 m and 1,000 m above sea level. The vineyards are plant...

El Biierzo is a wine zone located between the towns of Ponferrada and Villafranca del Bierzo, west of the province of León in the Sil Valley, at an altitude between 450 m and 1,000 m above sea level. The vineyards are planted on slate floors, granite sand, moist, fertile, which have a mild microclimate less extreme than on the plateau due to the influence of the humidity Galicia.

 

Until 1989 it was recognized as a designation of origin, despite having a long winemaking tradition, which dates back to the first century, in quotations from Pliny the Elder and Strabo that speak of the existence of the current vineyards in Bierzo region, whose name is derived from the pre-Roman city Bergidum, which was introduced Vitis Vinifera, a native of the Caucasus region and Armenia. They produce high quality wines, from vineyards grown on trellises, mainly with the Mencia grape variety, which was brought by the pilgrims who performed the Camino de Santiago, along with others such as Godello, Dona Blanca, Palomino and Malvasia, and three experimental varieties: Tempranillo, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, used in drawing less than 15%. The aging times established by the Control Board are:

- Crianza, 6 months minimum in cask, made up to two calendar years in the bottle

- Reserve at least 12 months in barrel, made up to 3 years in bottle natural

- Gran Reserva least 18 months in oak, completed up to 5 calendar years in bottle.

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