The Quiet Revolution II/III Reply

Spanish grapesThe second of a three-part series, this video discusses the broad range of soils, climates and grape varieties that give rise to the variety of Spanish wines. It looks at the wine regions of Jerez (sherry), La Mancha, Jumilla and Yecla, Toro, Rueda, etc., and points out an interesting fact you may not be aware of: All of the vines in Spain’s vineyards must still be grafted onto American rootstock, as the phylloxera plant louse that decimated European vineyards in the 19th century still poses a threat to non-grafted vines.

Video courtesy of ICEX/Wines from Spain


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