AC Hotel General Alava by Marriott

Avenida Gasteiz 79, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque, 01009, Spain and Canary Islands | 2 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Vitoria-Gasteiz

Chapter 35 - Labastida, Basque Country

A travel blog entry by mmbcross

29

... Later we find that we have requested space during Vitoria’s annual week of festivities. Labastida, located in the Rioja wine district, is an alternative choice and is just 50 kms away, a half-hour drive. Bryan will join us for the weekend and we collect him from the train station in Vitoria-Gasteiz.

Later we realize that we are to be treated to several more festivities in this ...

Blog 5.2: Elciego - How many bottles?!?

A travel blog entry by sampsus

13

... another lazy 5 mill bottles a year...

  • 37,000!! barrels of wine on site at any time. Each barrel has to be emptied, cleaned and refilled 4 times a year. (Makes the egg cracking job at Muga sound pretty appealing).


  • Dan Murphy's have just started selling it. Grab a bottle of the Tempranillo (maybe don't bother with the Sauv Blanc...)

    We finished the tour around 5:30pm. To the bar for some ...

    Ysios, Vivanco and a good find in Legroño

    A travel blog entry by hadwin

    7

    ... also experimenting with Hungarian oak.

    1. Reserva 2006

    The wine is 100% Tempranillo and is fermented at a low temperature for 20 to 30 days and is then aged for 14 to 16 months in French (~60%) , American and Hungarian oak barrels followed by at least 22 months aging in the bottle. It has a medium intensity with a vibrant cherry colour. The nose had dark ripe cherry fruit, a good perfume and quite light with a touch of warm spice on ...

    One Bodega, Two Bodega

    A travel blog entry by hadwin

    7

    ... two friends chatting over the wall as they went about their ahem, business. In came one of our party who opened the cubical door (which was unlocked), apologies profusely having interrupted and then was confronted with two young men leaving both cubicles! His close inspection of the top of the toilet cistern suggested that either they had poor cleaning and odd white dust or clarity on what was actually going on.

    At ...

    Another Adventure - In the Basque Country

    A travel blog entry by onegirlbigworld

    1

    ... and because it is in the "Pais Vasco" it also has it's own language - Euskara. This language is completely different than Spanish altogether. Look for the pictures that shows two signs, one with each language, and you will understand what I mean!

    That's all for now, but I will try to update more often!

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    This 2 star hotel, located on Avenida Gasteiz 79, Vitoria-Gasteiz, is near Burgos Cathedral, Caves of the Sierra de Atapuerca, Parque de la Florida, and Museo Fournier de Naipes.
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      3.50 of 5 stars Very Good