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Spain's Carlos Falcó, Marqués de Griñón Dies After COVID-19 Infection

March 25, 2020

He was a driving force behind the development of Spain's system of single vineyard demarcation and qualification. The UC-Davis graduate pioneered viticultural advancements at his circa 1292 Dominio de Valdepusa family estate near Toledo with the introduction of drip irrigation (1974), Smart-Dyson canopy management (1994), partial root dying (1999), and the use of dendrometers. Falcó also introduced Syrah and Petit verdot to Spain, as well as Cabernet sauvignon and Graciano to his native region of Castilla-La Mancha ...