Criterion of Todo el Vino

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    Red Wines

    Light-bodied Reds: understood as wines that have not passed through barrels, of low density compared to aging wines and that, in mouth, primary fruits forest aromas can be discovered. In resuming young, stylized and vivid wines, more acidic than ethylic, sometimes framed in the so-called Atlantic-style reds and presenting visually a violet or cyan bright with a  medium-low opacity.

    Intense Reds: also without aging but unlike the previous ones, here the roundness predominates over lightness, wines that we could classify as horizontal, very fruity in mouth and that also combine with almost everything, balanced especially with regard to acidity. I mean, then, a type of Mediterranean red styles, with good macerations often, and alcoholic degree and fruit load.

    Half-crianza Reds: or 'Tinto Roble'. That is, 3 to 5 months in barrel, enough to perceive aromas ranging from vanilla to smoked, always balanced with primary notes. We talk about a time in cask always less than 6 months, from there we would be before the next type.

    Red Crianza: wines that have passed in barrels for at least 6 months and up to 2 years between barrel and bottle. They will accompany meat dishes in general... veal, lamb, pork with their respective side dishes. It is true that in Spanish legislation, one or another area's Crianza is not the same, which opens a beautiful debate.

    Reserve Reds: Intense black fruit flavor, woody, aged and full bodied mouthfeel. Minimum stay in barrel of one year and the rest in bottle until the 4th year after its elaboration. They are the great Bordeaux, the great Madiran, the great Côtes de Nuits, Côtes de Beaune, the great Rhône Shiraz's ... Mandanga de la buena.

    Great Reserve Reds: A very good complexity marked by time in barrel. They suggest compote fruit in mouth along with spicy aromas. At least two years in the cask and three in bottle, and can be marketed after the 6th year. Only exceptional harvests reach this stage. Here Riojas and Riberas del Duero are consecrated by historical wineries in Spain.

    White, rosé and another wines

    Light Whites: Fresh white wines and aromas evoking mostly citrus and fresh herbal touches. Its density is lower than higher and all light dishes will accompany very well because acidity predominates. Good examples are the Txakolís, the Muscadet, the Vinho Verde and the sharpest Galician whites.

    Round Whites: Bodier and alcoholer wines than the previous ones, with great aromatic power often coming from a very ripe harvest and sunny vintage. And remembering tropical fruit, ripe citrus and roses in mouthfeel. The typical varieties such as Chardonnay, Viognier, Marssanne, Gewürztraminer or White Grenache are present.

    Barrel dry white wines: They are perceived visually because the color bright passes from greenish to golden, and with more glycerin contributed by the lees. In mouth, the primary aromas are balanced with vanilla, dairy, creamy notes and even nuts. Not all white varieties are suitable for a barrel maturing, doing these wines exclusivity. Chablis, Macon, or the great Iberian northeast Chardonnay are the exemples.

    Sweet Whites: In this section we include white wines transfered with at least 45 grams of sugar per liter. Meeting place of Aragón Moscatel, the Coteaux du Layon, Jurançon, Pacherenc or the mythical Porto Tawny. We make no distinction here between VDN, VND or VDL.

    Barrel sweet white wines: These are natural sweet wines that, due to their quality parameters, accept barrel fermentation and subsequent aging there. They are high quality wines usually with a range of aromas of their aging reaching the exceptional. A good example are the Sauternes crus classés, the Sherry's generous-liquorous or the Porto Tawny.

    Off-dry wines: Where the half-dry and half-sweet are grouped in whatever color they are. Its sugar content ranges from 9 to 45 gr / l of sugar. These wines go quite good with spicy dishes and oriental cuisine. Worthy of reference are the Côtes de Gascogne in whites, the Cabernet d'Anjou in rosé and the Romanian demi-sweets (although Aragonese there are near).

    Rosé wines: Either by bleeding or by pressing method. They denote freshness, fruit and youngness. The color spectrum ranges from fuchsia to orange. Also fit here the classic 'claret' that south-european grandparents drank when the red was finished. The rosés with residual sugars are in the previous section.

    Fortified dry wines: Commonly known as Cádiz wines. Here dry white receive wine alcohol and are aged with or without yeasts veil. I also group whites made by biological and oxidative aging, that is to say 'mixed aging'. In these 'mostos' the Palomino Fino white variety almost always predominates. And I don't forget the 'French Sherry' that is Vin Jaune.

    Sparkling wines: Bubbles wines, white or rosé, regardless of the method they have their place here. The Cavas either Aragonese or Almendralejo. The Crémant either from Loire or from Bordeaux. The ancestral method either Limoux or Gaillac. And the Champagne either Grand Cru or 1st Cru. Everyone has their place in this section.

    This classification is not included in any official organism or in any guide approved by any Regulatory Council. This arrangement is established by Todo Vino and responds to personal criterion

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