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Casar de Burbia está desarrollado con éxito el proyecto BURBIA LEES
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Casar de Burbia está desarrollado con éxito el proyecto BURBIA LEES

CASAR DE BURBIA está desarrollado con éxito el proyecto BURBIA LEES: Desarrollo de estudios comparativos para la definición de una metodología óptima para el trabajo de lías en godello y Mencía en la D.O. Bierzo. Nº de expediente IDI-20150739 gracias al apoyo obtenido del Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER), Unión Europea y al Centro de Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial (CDTI), habiendo obtenido una aportación de 197.334,30 €.

En nuestra bodega apostamos fuertemente por el I+D+I  y nos volcamos en este proyecto que, a buen seguro, va a mejorar nuestro entendimiento de una de las uvas blancas con más potencial del país y de la que estamos completamente enamorados. El futuro de la Godello es prometedor en El Bierzo.

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2016 Featured food products
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2016 Featured food products

Last week, the 40th Edition of Alimentaria ended. After 3 days of frenetic activity, it is time to take stock on the trends and the most outstanding novelties. We review some of the products that most called out our attention…

140,000 visitors; 4,000 exhibitors from 48 different countries, conferences, cured ham cutters contest, choosing the best chef and waiter of the year and long queues to get a free product, but food is not only that. This fair is also a good opportunity to be introduced to brands, industry professionals and see what the trends in the world of food are.

The Foodistas have covered the enormous fair grounds dedicated to food to find the products that most caught our attention and we present them divided into six different categories: fresh produce, wine, food, healthy, sweet and trend.

In the Wine category, we were advised by Zoltan Nagy, who always leads us in the right direction. He introduced us to Isidro Fernández Bello, the Winemaker and Technical Director of Casar de Burbia (DO Bierzo). We had a long talk with him and his wines. We highlight 100% Godello white wine, whose vineyards are planted on soils from slate and quartz, located 600 meters above sea level (Valtuille de Arriba). The harvest and selection of grapes are done manually, before entering a (unique) cold maceration. This wine has aged for 8 months in its own lees. It has a great aromatic power (flowers, fruits and white stone fruit and a mineral background). It has a medium to high intensity, creamy and with good structure. Casar de Burbia, Godello is ideal as an accompaniment to seafood, fish dishes and rice. In addition, it has just won the 2016 Bacchus medal and you can find it in the market for less than 10€. A gem!

For full information, see Los Foodistas

Casar de Burbia 2013 – D.O. Bierzo
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Casar de Burbia 2013 – D.O. Bierzo

One of the grape varieties that draws to us enormously is the Mencía, which as you know, is native to the area of El Bierzo, where part of our family roots are from. So when we are presented with a wine made with this variety, we usually try it. One of the latest wines of Bierzo we tested, with an acceptable price/quality ratio, is the Casar de Burbia 2013.

One of the latest wines for less than 10 euros that we have uncorked is a 100% Mencía; it is Casar de Burbia 2013, of the Bierzo Appelation. This wine is made with grapes from old vines, by the winery with the same name, Casar de Burbia.

The name of this wine is the same as the winery that produces it, and that also produces other wines in the wine market. All of their wines are monovarietal, 100% Mencía, and they also make white wines with the Godello variety. The Casar de Burbia winery, located at Carracadelo, is a family run company which has 27 hectares of vineyard, mostly centennial.

The old vines of Mencía grapes are in a mountainous terrain, at an altitude of about 600 meters, it has reddish, slate soils and great tannic concentration that gives wines particular characteristics. According to the winery, to make wine Casar de Burbia, they used grapes from plots in the Valdepiñeiro vineyard, where soils have higher content in clay and are more sophisticated. This helps emphasize the potential of the varietal.

The truth is that the wine Casar de Burbia 2013 surprised us with its personality. This wine, that has aged for 12 months in French oak barrels, has character from the moment you uncork it, and personally feels to us that it is not to be eaten with any food. It requires heavy dishes. It transports us to their land, to the aromas and flavors of a botillo, a meat pie, a vegetable stew, a lamb roast…

This wine from the D.O. Bierzo has a high intensity, clean and bright purple tear and hue. On the nose, we perceive aromas of caramel and red fruits that are persistent on the palate, with a strong entry that offers good acidity, body and persistence, but it is not sweet. However, it seems to us that this wine could improve by leaving it a little more time in bottle. It is a wine that can be enjoyed for less than ten euros, although in this price range it is not our favorite Mencía.

It must be said, that in the Guía Peñín, it won 93 points, having ascended in scoring in relation to the previous vintages. It is quite easy that this wine will have a good progression.

For full information, see Gastronomía & Cía – República.com