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Start > Autochthonous and Legendary: Prieto Picudo and Albarín

Autochthonous and Legendary: Prieto Picudo and Albarín

EtiquetasPublishing date: 04/09/2015
Where the Legend was born

 

Many aspects have made a project like LEYENDA DEL PÁRAMO possible, but it would have been impossible without the key one: our grape varieties.

Before the building of the winery, our vocation was to recuperate a land with hundreds of years of wine history, called the Páramo leonés, and with them the centenary and autochthonous Prieto Picudo and Albarín Blanco varieties.

Destroyed by battles and the devastating phylloxera, their production resurged at the end of the 19th century, when the stock was saved by grafting American vines. And this has been our sole obsession: To bring to light two varieties which we trusted unconditionally, almost forgotten in time, with unique characteristics appreciated both in the barrel and in the bottle. The varieties we cared for and saved so that they find, at last, their rightful place.

Prieto Picudo

The variety received its name because the clusters are very close to each other, their colour is a very intense crimson red, almost black (Preto –from the old Castilian “black”- can be the etymology of Prieto). Its grapes have an elliptic oval form that ends in a pointed shape. The plant has its head buried in the soil and the branches grow on top, giving the impression that they are crawling towards their closest companion. We elaborate the reds and rosés with the Prieto Picudo variety, which we collect manually, harvest after harvest. It is a variety that stands out, due to its great quantity of sugar and tannin, making the taste sweet, fresh and intense.

Prieto Picudo Leyenda del Páramo  

Albarín Blanco

Albarín blanco is a very rare variety that is both intensely aromatic and fresh. It matures early and is reminiscent of flowers, white tropical fruit and even muscatel notes. It is a little known variety that occupies just 30 hectares of production in all the Tierra de León wines. It is where we produce our white wine Aprendiz. Soon, it will also be the site of our production of sparkling white Mittel wine elaborated using the champenoise method… However that story shall be told another day.

Albarín Blanco Leyenda del Páramo 

 

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