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.
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.
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?
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.
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.