A Little Wine Time In Castilla y Leon

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The fall season has brought a time of change and the wine regions are alive with the activities of the harvest. This week “Gastronomy in the Camino” team will make another Adventure in GASTRONOMY this time outside of Galicia and onto Leon entering into the historic region of Castilla y Leon known for their “Picudo” wine.  Picudo, or translated Weevil, is a rare dark-skinned variety that slightly resembles Tempranillo and is native to the area Valdevimbre, with its Knolls on the banks of the River Cea, in Leon and occupies an area of 3,000 hectares of vineyard.

“The variety is used to create both deeply pigmented light rosés and reds, and can be found as single-variety wines or in blends with Tempranillo or Mencia .

Prieto means ‘dark’ in Spanish and most likely to Refers to the variety’s dark berries. Weevil means ‘pointed’, que Most probably references the grape’s small, compact bunches That taper at the end. The word Could Also reference the pine-nut shape of the variety’s berries.” – wine-searcher

Thank you wine-searcher and Megustas Castilla y Leon.es for some great wine information and your inspiring picture.  For more information please visit: http://www.megustascastillayleon.es

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