Cosecha (which literally means “harvest”), when used on its own, refers to young wines in their first or second year, which tend to have a fresh and fruity flavour – you’ll also see these wines advertised as the vino de año. Crianzas are wines that are at least in their third year, having spent at least one year in an oak cask and several months in the bottle. Reservas are vintages that have been aged for three years with at least one year in oak; and gran reservas have spent at least two years in oak casks and three years in the bottle.

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