It is called strain to the sector of trunk that is under the earth and that is linked to the roots. The most common use of the notion refers specifically to the trunk of the vine and, by extension, to the whole of this plant that has the grape as fruit
The vine is a genus that has several species and belongs to the family group of vitáceas . These are climbing plants, gnarled and flexible stems. From the vine strain the vine shoots arise, which are the branches from which the clusters of grapes .
It is possible to differentiate between table strains (which offer grapes intended for direct consumption or to obtain raisins) and vinification strains (the grapes used in the elaboration of came ).
The various varieties of wine are usually called strains . That drink produced with 80% or more of the same strain is called varietal . The combination of strains, on the other hand, gives rise to assembly .
According to its strain, the wine has a flavor , a texture and a to Rome that distinguish it from the rest. Cabernet Sauvignon , chardonnay , malbec , merlot , pinot noir , syrah , tempranillo and torrontés They are some of the most popular strains.
In Spain the strains that have achieved greater prominence are the following:
-Bobal, which is the second most cultivated in the country and is found, above all, in Albacete, Utiel-Requena and Cuenca. These strains are located at a good altitude and have a medium size.
-Tempranillo, which is the most widespread in Spain and can be found in places such as Catalonia, Castilla la Mancha, La Rioja or Burgos.
-Garnacha ink, which has the peculiarity that it is very resistant to the most adverse environmental conditions. It can be found in Catalonia, Madrid, Toledo, La Rioja, Zaragoza and Navarra.
-Mencía, which is what allows the existence of appellations of origin of Bierzo and Valdeorras wines. It is, above all, in the area of León, Galicia and Zamora.
In the same way, it should not be overlooked that the term in question has been used to name a series of wines. We are referring to those that have been called Old Strains. They belong to the area of El Bierzo (León) and can be found in the market in various varieties.
We must also underline the existence of Bodegas Cepa 21, which belongs to the Moro family and is located in Castilla y León. It is defined by offering broths of character, personality and high quality.
In the field of biology , it is said that the organisms that have a common ancestry and keep a certain relationship They are strains. In this sense, it is possible to talk about strains of viruses or bacteria, for example.
CEPA is also the name received by the Andalusian Prevention and Insertion Collective as well as the Adult Education Centers.