Axarquia, Costa del Sol, Andalucia, Spain


An Explanation of Common Terms
Abocado - semi-dry table wine
Bodega - winery or wine cellar
Brut, brut natur - extra dry, used in reference to sparkling wines
Cava - sparkling wine made by the champagne method
Cosecha - harvest, vintage (with date)
Crianza - the maturing of wine in barrel or bottle. Sin crianza refers to an immature wine
Denominación de Origen (D.O.) - A seal of guarantee that the bottle's contents come from a regulated wine production area.
Elaborado por... - matured and/or blended by...
Embotellado por... - bottled by...
Generoso - wines with an alcoholic content of between 15° and 23°
Gran Reserva - quality reserve wines, aged in oak and bottle for a minimum of 3 years
Jerez - sherry
Joven - young fresh wine, not been matured
Mosto - unfermented grape juice with no alcohol
Reserva - as Gran Reserva but aged less
Sin crianza - see Crianza, above
Tinto de Verano - summer red; made from red wine, ice and Casera
Vendimia - harvest, vintage
Viña, viñedo - vineyard


    blanco      - white
    clarete      - light red, claret
    de mesa      - table wine
    dulce      - sweet
    espumoso      - sparkling
    gaseoso      - carbonated, sparkling
    rosado      - rosé
    seco      - dry
    semi-seco      - semi-dry
    tinto      - full-bodied red
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