Food & Wine Event at Jean Leon

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At Jean Leon we like to innovate. Experiment. Discover. Open up new horizons. It’s part of our DNA. So, last weekend, we decided to turn the wine center into a gourmet product fair. Although we hadn’t set ourselves an easy challenge, we managed to pull it off. For one day, our wine center was transformed into ...

A Step-By-Step Look at the Grapevine Growth Cycle

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One thing is clear: the success of a wine largely depends on the quality of its vintage. The secret lies in caring for the vineyard meticulously and keeping constant watch over each and every stage of the grapevine's growth cycle. This is a long process that requires a variety of professionals and resources. Here at ...

Why the glass matters when tasting wine

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Wine glasses are more than a mere container and make a big difference when tasting wine. The thickness, size, transparency and shape of the glass affect how we perceive the aromas and flavors of the wine; it guides our senses, so to speak. The first person ever who spoke about the importance of the glass for ...

Varieties and Hectares, One by One

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Every now and then it’s worth stopping to take a closer look at some aspects of the wine world that are important and ones that, as consumers, we sometimes aren’t aware of. This is the case with the grape varieties that are grown in Spain and in Catalonia. Can you guess how many hectares of ...

Oak, please

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We're always talking about wine aging in French or American oak barrels. Months of repose in receptacles intentionally crafted to give the wine a different personality. A fuller body, more flavor. A stronger identity. But, what exactly is a barrel and where did it come from?   The origins and history of the barrel  Thousands of years ago, ...

Discovering Jean Leon

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Few people knew Jean Leon as well as Jaume Rovira and Ana Carrión. The former is the enologist who worked alongside Jean Leon from the beginning to the end, and the latter is Jean Leon's younger sister. They hadn't seen each other for a long time. They ran into each other at the most recent ...

Pruning: Traditional vs. Italian System

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The man responsible for planting and caring for the Jean Leon vineyards is Josep Bruna Masana. He planted over 70% of the vines growing on the estate today. For over 30 years he has planted, pruned and cared for the vines. He knows them all. The young, the old, the ones in between. And he ...