Top 100 red wines of Galice

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

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Discovering the wine region of Galice

Galicia is one of the 17 first-level administrative regions (called comunidades autónomas) of Spain. It occupies the northwestern corner of the Iberian Peninsula, and is exposed on two sides to the Atlantic Ocean. To the South is Portugal, to the east Castilla y Leon. Viticulture has a Long tradition in Galicia, introduced to the region by the ancient Romans and continued by monks throughout the Middle Ages.

Today, Galicia is best known for its Rias Baixas wines - crisp, Aromatic whites made mainly from Albarino. Galician wines bear striking similarities to those of Minho (notably Vinho Verde), just across the border in Portugal. Shaped by the waves and winds of the Atlantic, the Galician coastline is spectacular; steep cliffs alternate with coastal coves called rías. The interior of the region is characterized by Green hills that rise gently eastward toward the Cantabrian Mountains, reaching heights of 2,000 metres (6,600 feet).

Discover the grape variety: Pinot noir

Pinot noir is an important red grape variety in Burgundy and Champagne, and its reputation is well known! Great wines such as the Domaine de la Romanée Conti elaborate their wines from this famous grape variety, and make it a great variety. When properly vinified, pinot noit produces red wines of great finesse, with a wide range of aromas depending on its advancement (fruit, undergrowth, leather). it is also the only red grape variety authorized in Alsace. Pinot Noir is not easily cultivated beyond our borders, although it has enjoyed some success in Oregon, the United States, Australia and New Zealand.

Food and wine pairing with a red wine of Galice

red wines from the region of Galice go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, pasta or veal such as recipes of beef luc lake, pasta with neapolitan sauce and mushrooms or veal involtini.

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of Galice

On the nose in the region of Galice often reveals types of flavors of oaky, toasty or cheese and sometimes also flavors of cinnamon, almonds or mint. In the mouth in the region of Galice is a powerful with a nice freshness.

News from the vineyard of Galice

Sale of six-litre DRC wine ‘rescinded’ amid counterfeit concerns

Acker announced in September that it had sold a six-litre bottle of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti’s (DRC) ‘Romanée-Conti’ 2002 at a Hong Kong auction for nearly HK$3.1m (US$398,400). However, it’s understood that the sale of the bottle was subsequently cancelled. Doubts about the wine’s authenticity have been raised by lawyer and wine fraud expert Don Cornwell on the Wine Beserkers website. He also expressed concerns about another wine, a six-litre bottle of DRC Romanée-Conti 2000, which was origi ...

Vinexposium/IWSR report: Moderation and convenience on the road to recovery

While preparing to resume its calendar of trade fairs, Vinexposium, the company behind 10 of the world’s biggest alcoholic beverage trade events, partnered with market research agency IWSR and its consumer behaviour child company, Wine Intelligence, to issue a report charting the drinks sector’s road to recovery. For Rodolphe Lameyse, CEO of Vinexposium, ‘the last couple of years have been a game changer for the drinks industry’, with structural transformations in logistics, packaging, product d ...

The Chablis vineyard and the transition to sustainable practices

On December 10, 2020, four Hong Kong personalities discussed Chablis wines on a live webinar: Yang LU, Master Sommelier and Official Bourgogne Wines Ambassador, Debra MEIBURG, Master of Wine, Ivy NG, Official Bourgogne Wines Ambassador and Rebecca LEUNG, wine expert. In this 5-minute clip, the speakers discuss organic wines and the movement towards more environmentally friendly practices. #Chablis #PureChablis ...