Log in Become a Member

Spaniol wine

Old name for white wines with madeirised clay (Madeiraton) or oxidative sherry clay or ranciotone. It probably derives from the Spanish "Spaniōl" for a well-known snuff brand. This tobacco, produced in the snuff factories of Seville from the year 1800 onwards, was made from finely ground Havana leaves, spiced with various spices and coloured with red earth. The Spaniol had the typical taste of oxidatively matured wines of tobacco and dried fruits. It was marketed throughout Europe and quickly became immensely popular. But it could also simply be a disguise of "espagnol" (Spanish), because wines with such a taste were mostly associated with "coming from Spain".

The world's largest Lexikon of wine terms.

23.145 Keywords · 48.178 Synonyms · 5.311 Translations · 28.459 Pronunciations · 156.084 Cross-references
made with by our Experts. About the Lexicon


Cookies facilitate the provision of our services. By using our services, you agree that we use cookies.