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INTERVIEW WITH BELÉN SANZ CID DEHESA DE LOS CANÓNIGOS

ENTREVISTA A BELÉN SANZ CID DEHESA DE LOS CANÓNIGOS

Entrevistamos a Belén Sanz, enóloga de la bodega Dehesa de los Canónigos. Ella, junto con su hermano Iván, son los artífices del resurgimiento de esta histórica bodega de la Ribera del Duero. Trabajo constante, metódico y riguroso, sin dejar de innovar, son algunas de las cualidades que rigen en esta bodega situada en el corazón de una de las denominaciones de origen más importantes de España. Y ser buena gente…

SANTI JIMÉNEZ Director

@selectuswines Selectus Wines: When did you decide you wanted to work in the wine world and carry on the family business?

Belén Sanz: I started with my “dear Dehesa” when I was really little. I remember my grandfather Arturo, with his hat, telling me of his love of the land, my father Luis, with his phrase that many people know, “grapes before vats,” and my mother Mari Luz who fought so hard to pass on to us a desire for continuity for a place that she loves so much.

In a unique “lagar”, a basin that used to receive the fruit of a year’s work after the harvest... I don't remember the date, but I still remember my desire to feel the grapes under my feet, the feeling intrigued me, but I was a child and I can still hear the response: “go play, and stop bothering us.” I was a troublemaker, I’ll admit, but my inquisitiveness got the better of me, and even though I obeyed, I remember angrily thinking “one day I’ll be a winemaker and

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