>> Friday, 6 January 2012
tempranillo and Gabriella Opaz, Catavino journalist Bodegas Vinas del Cenit, DO Tierra del Vin de Zamora spain castile and leon
A short photo essay of a research trip with wine journalists from the Circle of Wine Writers (CWW) in Castilla y Leon (Castile and Leon) in Spain's north-western corner. The pictures may be slightly tongue in cheek and does not necessarily reflect the intense and dedicated work that goes into wine writing and wine journalism. My friends will forgive me.
Castile and Leon is a little known but very interesting part of Spain. There are several sub-districts that produce great wines. Some of the wines are very traditional and old-fashioned and others are hyper-modern. The climate is often dry and hot, the vineyards planted sparsely with vines, and you can find some amazing old vine vineyards with vines that are almost like individual works of art.
Castilla y Leon CWW - Images by Per Karlsson