Excellent clarets and white wines are produced, and the industry is steadily increasing.
Some good judges attribute the peculiar and not unpleasing flavour of certain clarets of 1888 to means thus adopted to kill the phylloxera.
Analyses of Different Clarets of the Same Vintage.'
Thus in the central district of Val de Penas and in the Rioja region (situated between Old Castile and Navarre) in the north-east are produced red wines which in regard to vinosity, body and in some other respects resemble the heavier clarets or burgundies of France - although not possessing the delicacy and elegance of the latter.
Here, as well as at Cleveland, " champagnes " and " clarets " and " sparkling Catawba " are the chief wines produced.
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