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17 February 2010

Bodega Barranco Oscuro, video

The Bodega Barranco Oscuro is situated on the high slopes of the Sierra de Contraviesa, above Cádiar. Manuel Valenzuela is a passionate winemaker with a very personal philosophy on organic wine making. This video, broadcasted on Canal Sur television on the 2nd of Janury 2009, shows Manuel and his bodega as we got to know them in our first year in the Alpujarras, helping out with the harvest. In this video he explains the making of the sparkling wine or ´cava´ using the local vigiriego grape variety. It is a ´vino natural´ so no additional sugars are added, not even from other grape varieties. These grapes, growing on the highest vinyards of europe, were actually harvested after snowfall but as he explains, without killing the natural organisms needed for fermentation. Although Manuel´s personality and talking are convincing, ´the proof of the pudding is in the eating´. Salud!

Related articles:
- Wineries or ´bodegas´of the Alpjarras
- Rubaiyat of Barranco Oscuro at El Paraje

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