• Bodegas Patrocinio’s experimiental plot

    on Jun 12, 18 in Sin categoría, The vineyards with Comments Off on Bodegas Patrocinio’s experimiental plotcomments

    Just as we have commented in this blog in previous entries (August 16th 2017) the lifeline of this project is assessing the behavior of the different grape varieties and the different training systems in use. Our goal is to provide hands-on experience to both staff and wine growers, a way to create synergy and build awareness of the nature of our terroir.

    In this new post we wish to draw readers a bit closer to our five main grape varieties, that is Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano, Viura and Tempranillo Blanco. Gaining an insight into these varieties will provide our followers with the special features and characteristics of our best-known grapes.

    The pictures below reveal how well the different varieties can be distinguished at their current grapevine growth stage (inflorescences well developed). Very soon the flowering stage will follow, bringing renewed enthusiasm at a crucial point in grapevine growth development.version_spanish

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  • Bodegas Patrocinio’s visit to Central America: “Three countries, a single wine”

    on May 2, 18 in Events, Fairs 2018, News, Sin categoría with Comments Off on Bodegas Patrocinio’s visit to Central America: “Three countries, a single wine”comments

    Our commercial manager, Juan Pradell, visited three Central American countries: Panama, Costa Rica and Mexico. It was a tight itinerary with lots of meeting, interviews, training sessions, wine tasting and wine pairing events. He started off in Panama City where he stayed at one of Panama’s most exclusive hotels; then he flew to Costa Rica and wrapped up the tour with his 3-day stay in Mexico. It was a fruitful business trip where he was able to strengthen our relationship with long-standing customers and broaden Lágrimas de Maria‘s marketshare, which gradually consolidates its position as one of Central America’s best sold Spanish wines.version_spanish

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  • Best of Spain 2018: Top 100@Prowein

    on Mar 4, 18 in Fairs 2018 with Comments Off on Best of Spain 2018: Top 100@Proweincomments

    ProWein is probably the world’s leading trade fair for wine and spirits – scheduled to take place in Dusseldorf, Germany, from 18th to 20th March, 2018. Exclusively targeted to wine professionals, ProWein is a must-see meeting venue for professionals from viticulture, production, trade and gastronomy. The three days of intensive business activity prove ProWein to be the highlight of this year’s wine events worldwide. version_spanish

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  • EL CUARTO, Bodegas Patrocinio’s vegan wine

    on Feb 1, 18 in News with Comments Off on EL CUARTO, Bodegas Patrocinio’s vegan winecomments

    El Cuarto, patrociniowine, winelover, vegan

    Bodegas Patrocinio spearheads innovation through its latest development: the production of a new type of wine, wholly free from animal-based products, i.e. a fully vegan wine.

    Wine is simply grape juice transformed by yeasts (microorganisms), which allow fermentation. Nevertheless, winemaking techniques also include the use of fining agents that help eliminate proteins, yeasts and other molecules that give wine a cloudy appearance.version_spanish

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  • Lágrimas de María plays a leading role at FiTur2018

    on Jan 28, 18 in Fairs 2018 with Comments Off on Lágrimas de María plays a leading role at FiTur2018comments

    Sunday January 21st was the closing day of major Madrid-based tourist fair FiTur2018. A hit in terms of attendees (bus-loads pouring into the venue) and economic impact, worth 260 million Euros, FiTur consolidated its position as one of the most important tourist fairs in Europe.version_spanish Continue Reading

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  • Rioja’s grape harvest in a complex European context

    on Nov 1, 17 in The vineyards with Comments Off on Rioja’s grape harvest in a complex European contextcomments

    Fairly uncommon climatic factors have resulted in very low grape yields in Rioja this year. In line with our viticulture team’s report winter and spring had less rainfall and higher temperatures than average in the region. Convergence of both factors caused early shoots with regards to a normal cycle. 2017’s grape harvest was an exceptionally early harvest; as far as our growers are concerned, the earliest ever, finishing by late September. In terms of yields, the slide in grape harvest was more than 20% down on 2016.  version_spanish

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  • Tempranillo Blanco – Start of the harvest season

    on Sep 11, 17 in The vineyards with Comments Off on Tempranillo Blanco – Start of the harvest seasoncomments

    At Bodegas Patrocinio we continue to foster Tempranillo Blanco – a relatively new white grape – as a major variety. An early September harvest was set to go down as amongst the smallest but most stupendous hauls in the last harvest seasons. Over the last years we have had a clear vision as to the new key role played by Tempranillo Blanco, thus planting new vines that have already become the lifeline of our floral and fruity whites. version_spanish Continue Reading

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  • Patrocinio’s team’s fieldwork on experimental plot

    on Aug 16, 17 in The vineyards with Comments Off on Patrocinio’s team’s fieldwork on experimental plotcomments

    This initiative is in line with Bodegas Patrocinio’s wine tourism project currently under way; on the other hand, maybe the lifeline of this project is the study of the behavior of the different wine varieties and the different training systems.  version_spanish  Continue Reading

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  • Twenty-two different soil types have been identified at Bodegas Patrocinio

    on Jul 28, 17 in The vineyards with Comments Off on Twenty-two different soil types have been identified at Bodegas Patrociniocomments

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    The Bodegas Patrocinio philosophy has always been that “quality wines start with the vine”, because both the weather conditions throughout the year and the physical-chemical properties of the vineyard soil make ours a prime location within La Rioja for the production of grapes for high-quality wines. Twenty-two different soil types have been identified at Bodegas Patrocinio. version_spanish Continue Reading

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  • Sailboat cruise and Lágrimas de María tasting on the Estuary of Bilbao

    on Jul 26, 17 in The tasting with Comments Off on Sailboat cruise and Lágrimas de María tasting on the Estuary of Bilbaocomments

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    A tasting is always the perfect way to learn to identify and discover more about wines. And if you have the chance to enjoy one onboard a sailboat on the Estuary of Bilbao, the experience is incredible. Ten lucky winners in a prize draw organised at the Premierk Bilbao, Unik and Noak establishments, a few people from the winery and the skipper enjoyed a tasting of the Lágrimas de María range at sea. version_spanish Continue Reading

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