Top 100 red wines of Estrémadure

Discover the top 100 best red wines of Estrémadure as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the red wines that are popular of Estrémadure and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Estrémadure

Extremadura is one of the 17 administrative regions (officially "autonomous communities") of Spain. It is located in the Southwest of the country, on the border with Portugal. It is separated from Andalusia in the south by the Sierra Morena mountains, and from the Central plateau and Castile by the Sierra de Gata range. Extremadura is sparsely populated, but has an abundance of wildlife, such as deer, otters and even lynx.

Its wild black pigs, which feed on acorns, will become the famous "Jamón Ibérico" (Iberian ham). It is not, however, famous for its wine, although viticulture has been going on for centuries. The basic wines produced in the region have not traditionally attracted the attention of greater Spain, let alone the outside world - not least because the local wineries lacked modern technology. However, the DO Ribera del Guadiana title was created in the region in 1999 to bring together six Vino de la Tierra zones and represent the best that Extremadura has to offer.

Discover the grape variety: Touriga nacional

Most certainly Portuguese, not to be confused with the Touriga Franca also of the same origin. In Portugal, where it is widely cultivated, it is used to produce, among other things, the famous red Porto. It is also found in Uzbekistan, Australia, South Africa, Cyprus, Spain, etc... very little known in France, although it is listed in the Official Catalogue of A1 vines.

Food and wine pairing with a red wine of Estrémadure

red wines from the region of Estrémadure go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or veal such as recipes of sautéed pork with pineapple, languedoc-roussillon lamb en papillote and its tajine with... or osso-bucco with asian flavours, funambuline style.

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of Estrémadure

On the nose in the region of Estrémadure often reveals types of flavors of black cherries, vanilla or dried fruit and sometimes also flavors of floral, microbio or cheese. In the mouth in the region of Estrémadure is a powerful with a nice balance between acidity and tannins.

News from the vineyard of Estrémadure

Plans for first Campbeltown distillery in 180 years revealed

R&B Distillers, operator of the Isle of Raasay Distillery, plans to open The Machrihanish Distillery at Dhurrie Farm, Machrihanish, as a ‘farm-to-bottle’ single malt distillery, along with a visitor centre and whisky club. The company aims to make Machrihanish a sustainable, net-zero distillery that uses no fossil fuels in its production, as well as using biological farming practices to create greater biodiversity on the adjacent farmland. Plans are expected to be finalised during 2022, with ...

Decanter magazine latest issue: November 2022

Inside the November 2022 issue of Decanter magazine: FEATURES Value claret: Top 30 under £20 Georgina Hindle’s pick of the 163 affordable clarets she tasted Decanter Hall of Fame Award: Rosa Kruger Tim Atkin MW profiles the inspiring 2022 winner Decanter Rising Star Award: Apostolos Thymiopoulos Sarah Jane Evans MW introduces this talented Greek winemaker Clairette around the world Dry whites that impress Matt Walls Napa Cabernet 2019 Jonathan Cristaldi’s highlights of the vintage Thinking insid ...

Anthony Barton: tributes paid to Bordeaux wine great

The Barton family announced yesterday (19 January), ‘We have the immense sadness to inform you that our beloved Anthony Barton passed away at the age of 91 years old.’ Known as the ‘gentleman’ of Bordeaux wine and admired for his sense of humour and charisma, Anthony Barton was also widely respected for modernising family estates Léoville Barton and Langoa Barton – the respective 1855 second and third growth châteaux in the St-Julien appellation. Barton was credited, too, with maintaining ...

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