Grapes have been grown in Andalusia since ancient times and it land produces quality wines which are known worldwide. It was during the 16th and 17th century when, thanks the strong rise of maritime trade, experienced a huge increase.

Land topography, geology and weather in Andalusia are exceptional to grow wine. Mediterranean weather, micro climates, mild temperatures (16 ºC), no frost, lots of sunshine hours, a strong altitudinal contrast and  a care system, are exceptional to produce high quality wines as well as different and characteristic ones.

This trend has continued until now. More than 70 % of vineyards from Andalusia are covered by one of the six designation of origin founded by his own regulatory council:  Condado de Huelva (1933), Jerez-Xérès-Sherry (1933), Manzanilla de Sanlúcar (1964), Málaga (1933), Sierras de Málaga (2001) and Montilla-Moriles (1985).

In addition to this trademarks it exists 13 protected geographical indications (Vinos de la Tierra) and other historical wines which aren`t covered by the mark, but with a huge popularity, such as “Tintilla de Rota”, “Pajarete”, “Moscatel de Chipiona” and “Mosto de Aljarafe”…

Around these wines have been created a wine culture where we can include cellars, museums, festivals, etc.

   
 

Greeks, Punics and Romans consolidated this industry in Spain making it famous along the Mare Nostrum like Hispania wines. It was greeks who started to drink wine mixed with water because alone it was unpopular.

Wine could be kept inside wood casks, containers manufacture with goat skin and amphoras waterproofed with oil and greased rags, so the air was always in contact with the wine. Also the wine inside the wood casks needed three years to mature and if it was kept more time didn’t improve and it could damage the quality.

After the fall of the Roman Empire, viticulture was affected seriously because romans drank wine in their parties as something heavenly related with the god Baco. Later during the Middle Ages wine started to be popular again, but this time as something related with the Christian culture, which compared wine with Jesus’ blood. Since this moment the church started to grow vineyards and wine survived thanks to the domestic consumption, especially for give mass. This means that monks and catholic kings effort was what made possible that wine could continue being drink and it promoted the creation of famous cellars.

This is why lots of mountains and hills around our country are covered by vineyards and now this product is source of pride for our villages and cities.

 
 
   

 

 
 
   
  Puente Genil  
     
 

Puente Genil is a village located in Córdoba, Andalusia, Spain, which is part of a wine route called Montilla-Moriles.

A long history village, it has archaeological remains since prehistory, roman times or muslim times. The sightseer can see them in its historical museum or visit the archaeological site called “Fuente Álamo” with roman remains. Also it is possible to visit a muslim watchtower which is the village symbol, in addition to the bridge over the Genil river, built in the 16th century.

 
   
  Córdoba Wines  
     
 

These wines are those which are cultivated in Córdoba, but only rosé and red wines which are produced with different red grapes. These grapes have been introduced in Córdoba thanks to a reconversion plan and the types are: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Tempranillo, Pinot Noir and Tintilla from Rota. Its volumetric grades are 11º-12,5ºC for rosé wines and 13-14,5ºC for red ones.

There are about 800-900 hectares dedicated to produce these wines and this is contributing to rehabilitate this market in Córdoba, which it is necessary if we take into account the increasingly high worldwide competition.

 

 
 
     
     
 

 

 
   
 

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