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Wine Wednesday


This week’s cellar pick of the week comes from an old Spanish friend of ours, Campo Viejo. For our regulars who go back with us for a few years, you might remember our amazing promotion a few years ago with Campo Viejo after they won an award for being the best Winery of Spain. Recently one of their rose’s hit Australia for the first time, and Bel & Brio is one of the first in Sydney where it is available.

Cellar Pick of the Week: Campo Viejo Rose Crips & Elegant
Origin: Logroño, La Rioja, Spain
Grape varietal: Grenache

Campo Viejo brings Rioja winemaking traditions up-to-date. The unique micro-climate of Rioja allows the grapes to benefit from a wide variety of climates and soil types. The region’s most famous red grape variety is Tempranillo, however, it also produces smaller amounts of Garnacha, Graciano and Mazuelo. Rioja white wines are only beginning to gain recognition, but recently Campo Viejo launched a new Viura Tempranillo Blanco wine. Each wine blend, crafted by Campo Viejo winemakers, creates modern twists on traditional winemaking methods to deliver progressive styles of Rioja wines that satisfy today’s discerning modern palates.

Elena Adell has been the chief winemaker at Campo Viejo since 1998. Born in Logroño in 1958, Elena has over 30 years of experience in the wine industry. In 2001, Campo Viejo built a new state-of-the-art winery. Elena was very involved with the plans for the new winery from the beginning and was able to work with the architectural team to design a facility with tradition and sustainability in mind. The production facility is underground and utilizes gravity in their winemaking processes. When the grapes come into their production facility, they are separated by variety, region, and so forth. The way Elena and her team works allows them to make wine on a large scale but in the manner of a smaller producer. In 2012, Campo Viejo became the first Spanish winery to achieve Carbon Neutral certification.

Campo Viejo’s time-honored team of women winemakers unleash the vibrant expression of Spain’s famed grapes. In other words, they’re obsessive about their grapes and the progressive techniques they use to deliver undeniably fresh flavor.

This includes this week’s wine of the week. This rose is, like the name suggests, crisp and elegant. But this beautiful Spanish wine has some other qualities that make this an absolute must try. The wine is full of aromas of fresh red fruit and a light hint of pear. The taste is full but subtle, leaving a beautiful refreshing aftertaste that lasts for a while. An absolute must for this muggy summer days. You can find this delicious rose on our Happy Hour Menu!

Throwback to our previous Campo Viejo Promotion

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