14 Jul When the heat arrives, it’s time for Dominio de Berzal
Summer has just begun and your diary is already full of plans, appointments and family commitments. Holidays at the beach, meals with friends, a picnic or a dinner with that special someone deserve to be prepared thoroughly.
That is why today we want to help you by recommending those wines from the Dominio de Berzal family that are ideal for the summer season. We would be delighted to hear about the results and your own combinations.
Let’s get started!
Are you having an aperitif with friends? Remember to chill a bottle of Dominio de Berzal Blanco 2021. A fresh and fruity wine, reminiscent of citrus, apple and pear varieties. Its fermentation preserves all the “primary aromas” of Viura and Malvasia. It is the perfect companion to vermouth, as well as all kinds of fish, mild seafood, white meats and rice dishes.
And if the aperitif takes longer and you go straight to the food, we recommend you to have Dominio de Berzal Blanco Parcelas Viura, a single varietal wine of which only 1,800 bottles are produced annually. The grapes for this unique white wine come from a single plot, over 50 years old. Can you imagine it accompanying an exquisite paella on a terrace overlooking the sea?
Another perfect alternative for a meal on the beach: Dominio de Berzal Blanco Parcelas Garnacha Blanca. Like the previous one, this is a single varietal that comes from a single plot with a very limited yield: only 1900 bottles per year. Fish, mild seafood and white meats, pasta, pizzas and rice dishes will suit it like a glove.
In addition to the beach or the swimming pool, when we think of summer, another image that comes to mind is barbecues. Who doesn’t remember those moments that leave us with such fond memories?
Conversations around the embers and that friend who always brings with him a new wine discovery. Always go ahead this time and triumph by going to the appointment with Dominio de Berzal Crianza. One of the Rioja Crianzas most highly rated by the guides and the best critics. The grapes come from different vineyards over 40 years old. A highly controlled and selective viticulture and ageing in American and French oak gives it an exceptional quality. Sausages, fish and grilled meats, as well as small game will be your dancing partners.
The night arrives, we get ready for that dinner we’ve been looking forward to. You, your partner and Las laderas de José Luis Viñedo Singular. A plot that has belonged to the Berzal family since time immemorial, privileged by its soil, structure and orientation, provides the Tempranillo grapes of its vines with exceptional conditions to create this singular wine. You don’t need anything else to have a special evening. And for a sublime gastronomic experience, take note: small game and feathered game, mushrooms, pink meats, duck, cheeses…
Bodegas Dominio de Berzal is made up of three brothers -José Luis, Íñigo and Juan Mari Berzal- who come from a family whose winemaking origins date back to 1958. Since then, many summers have passed, but in the best moments of all of them we always remember to have a glass of wine to toast with. Have a happy summer.