The language of wine in Spain. In Spain it is a pleasure to walk between the wine shelf in the stores and see all the different wine brands that exist. Here we find wines of all varieties and all price ranges.
Red wines are made from blue grapes, where especially the grape peel gives the wine the red color. White wine made mainly of green or yellow grapes, but can also be made of blue grapes if the shell is removed. Spain, Italy and France are the biggest wine producers in the world. Spain has its Rioja, France is known for Beaujolais, Bordeaux and Burgundy, Italy has its Chianti and Valpolicella, to name a few. It becomes a matter of taste which one you prefer.
If you are no connoisseur, but act upon the appearance of the label and the bottle, or fall for a great name? It could go well, but it might be nice to know what’s on the label. Not everyone is razor sharp in Spanish, so on this page you will get a bunch of Spanish wine expression.
Wine language in Spanish
– Con crianza or just Crianza: means stored in oak barrels for a minimum of 12 months, then two years in bottle
– Reserva: means stored in oak barrels for a minimum of 12 months, then 2 years in bottle
– Gran Reserva: means stored in oak barrels for at least two years, then three years in bottle
– Sin crianza: means not stored
– Cepa: means wine or grape type
– Vina, viñedo: means vineyard
– Cosecha: means vintage
– Vendimina: means vintage, harvest
– Vino de mesa: means table wine
– Vino corriente: means ordinary wine
– Vino de consecha Provida: means wine made from own vineyards.
– Blanco: means white
– Tinto: means red
– Rosado: means Rosé
– Seco: means dry
– Dulce: means sweet
– Afrutado: means fruity
What are your favorite spanish wines? Share your tips and advice in the comments below.
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