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2018 HARVEST: satisfaction with a job well done

17/11/2018 - Published in: In the vineyard

Barely two weeks have passed since we wrapped up the 2018 harvest, and now it’s time to take stock. Although this year was one of the most difficult we can remember, due to the severe frosts of 2017 and a particularly rainy spring which led to numerous fungal attacks, today we can look back and feel extremely satisfied with the work we’ve done and the results we’ve obtained.

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NEW MEDALS RECORD FOR SONSIERRA WINES

08/10/2018 - Published in: Awards

Sonsierra wines beat their own record and got 9 medals for their wines in a single competition: the AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2018. Its 15 years of history and some overwhelming figures - 12,402 participating winesfrom 39 countries - has made it one of the most outstanding wine contests on the international scene.

 

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How full should my glass of wine be?

20/09/2018 - Published in: Learning about wines

Of course, this is ultimately a matter of preference. However, knowing the appropriate amount of wine to serve in a glass is also a science. The key has much to do with the type of wine in question, and how to achieve the ideal proportion to allow for correct aeration, thereby enabling you to enjoy all of the wine’s bouquets and flavours. Would you like to know a few tricks, to make sure you get it right?

 

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Four ways to chill wine in record time

21/08/2018 - Published in: Learning about wines

In the heat of summer, a cool drink is always an attractive option. That’s why sparkling, white, and lighter rosé wines, which need to be served at 6°C to 9°C, are an excellent option for this time of year. There are several options for chilling the wine quickly, although not all of them are advisable if we want to avoid changing the structure, aromas and flavours of the wine. 

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Three Sonsierra wines rank top among Spanish wines for James Suckling

06/08/2018 - Published in: Awards

The North American critic and ex- Wine Spectator magazine wine taster, James Suckling is one of the key critics in the American market and he has awarded Sonsierra wines high scores in his report on Spain, published on 1 August on his website: https://www.jamessuckling.com.

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OUR VINEYARDS CONTINUE TO BLOOM

28/06/2018 - Published in: In the vineyard

At Sonsierra, we’re closely monitoring the flowering process in our vineyards. Flowering is one of the most critical stages in the vine’s growth cycle, as it will determine the size (and to a certain extent the quality) of the next harvest.

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Among a host of awards, Sonsierra wines return with another gold medal

29/05/2018 - Published in: Awards

Sonsierra Reserva 2013 received the Gold Medal at the Concours Mondiale de Bruxellles, adding to those already won by Sonsierra wines in two other international competitions. In total, some 9 new medals now adorn the display cases at Bodegas Sonsierra. 

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SONSIERRA RESERVA 2013: THE INTENSITY OF TEMPRANILLO FROM OLD-GROWTH VINES

16/05/2018 - Published in: What to drink

Our oenologist Rafa Usoz presents and tastes this very special wine, which is made from 100% Tempranillo grapes manually harvested from old-growth vines (40 to 50 years old) in the foothills of the Cantabrian Mountains. 

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