Ortega’s winter-hardy character has allowed this grape to be successfully grown in British Columbia, and with limited success in Canada’s eastern province of Nova Scotia. This German cross of Muller Thurgau and Siegerrebe is primarily used to enhance Riesling in poor vintages in the Rheinhessen region of Germany. On its own, it can produce rich, flowery, peachy wines, with high natural sugar levels. However, its generally low acidity and its susceptibility to fungal diseases and coulure have limited its use.

“I see nothing. I hear nothing. I know nothing.” Ortega, your sweet nature is laudable, but you are easily taken advantage of by sharper minds. How many times will you sit obligingly in the freezing Canadian winter, only to see others, like Riesling, get the Icewine credit? Simple as you may be, everyone enjoys your peachy attitude. Your sweet temperament is adored, and your willingness to work overrides your low aptitude. – Description from Appellation America (view original content)

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  • Haha..I can tell you I wasn't feeling too chipper on Monday morning!A guy ... ... Foch, Pinot Noir and Ortega.  The D'Angelo is from Okanagan Valley and is a blend of Cab franc and Tempranillo, it was great after some air.  The Road 13 Fifth Element (also Okanagan) was wine of the night, a typical blend of the five Bordeaux varieties (plus so... Read More

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  • Ortega (named for Jose Ortega y Gasset - a Spanish follower of Nietzsche) is a slightly neutral, inferior grape variety developed for winter hardiness and (possibly) over-cropping; it is sometimes seen in New York State, Ontario and British Columbia.  I have tasted eiswein made with Ortega, and with the appropriate addition of sucrose, it makes ... Read More

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  • Yeah, tons-per-acre count is also probably pretty high. Assuming normal harvest ... harvest ... I always saw Ortega y Gasset as being influenced by William James, with Jesuit twist. His influence on Llosa is pretty clear. Though certainly Nietzsche does make his appearance: "The characteristic of the hour is that the commonplace mind, knowing ... Read More

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  • The worlds of wine and money are colliding in Argentina’s famed Mendoza ... ... and russet, Jose Manuel Ortega’s winery rises amid snow-capped Andean foothills,” Cancel wrote. “Inside, Ortega is holding forth on why the poetry of a Malbec yields to the prose of healthy profits.” Ortega is one of many landowners in Mendoza selling off pieces o... Read More

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  • Weingut Ernst Bretz Ortega Trockenbeerenauslese 2001


    When ever I travel to Germany I always take time to stop at this family Weingut. I have bought wine here from 3 Generations of Bretz family. Excellent Product! Read More

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  • Anselmann Ortega Trockenbeerenauslese 2006


    Tasted towards the end of a rather grand outdoor dinner that included multiple bottles of wine. This wine is certainly likable and easily worth the price. However, it is far from my favorite dessert wine. It had all the honey and apricot flavors that I liked, but it was a tad "syrupy." It could have used more acid. US$19.99 at Trader Joe's. Read More

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  • I'm a bachelor again this weekend.  So, in order to make sure I did ... 2006 Trockenbeerenauslese Ortega Pfalz--$19.99 (U.S.).I've only had one or two TBAs in my life and they were much more expensive than $20 (for a half-bottle).  So, I added it to my cart.Does anybody know anything about this wine?The first thing that struck me was the price... Read More

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  • Disapointed with my search results for Temecula. Most were from 2010...Anyway, we are going on a family vacation in the area and I need some assistance in choosing a few wineries to hit.  Most of my research so far has been the wineries' websites, which are obviously biased.  However, based on this I am thinking about Doffo, Wiens, and Wilson Cr... Read More

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  • Earlier this week, we wrapped up our focus on Tempranillo wines with a final ... ... Prize Winner2. 2004 Ortega Fournier Alfa Crux - Argentina3. 2008 Dinastia Vivanco 4 Varietales - Rioja4. 2004 Bodegas Riojanas Monte Real Gran Reserva - Rioja5. 2008 Pago de loss Capellanes Tinto Crianza - Ribera del Duero6. 2006 Conde de Valdemar Reserva - R... Read More

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