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Mestres Mas Via Cava 2000

Cavas Mestres, Mas Via, Brut, Gran Reserva, DO Cava, Penedes, Catalonia, Spain, 2000 On Cava. This wine: lot No. not found, bottle ID 3B67617 (on rear label), a xarel-lo dominated blend, with 15% macabeu and 10% parellada; the base wines … Continue reading

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Mas Donis Montsant 2008

Cellier de Capcanes, Mas Donis, Negre, DO Montsant, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain, 2008 On DO Montsant This DO, currently amounting to about 2000 ha of vineyard, was established in 2002, having been carved out of DO Tarragona. It almost encircles DOQ … Continue reading

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Torres Perpetual Priorat 2011

Miguel Torres, Perpetual, DOCa Priorat, Catalonia, Spain, 2011 On DOCa Priorat. This wine: lot No. L3235, a blend of garnacha and carinena, aged in French oak for 18 months, coated natural cork closure (stained to half length, and standing 1 … Continue reading

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Sot Lefriec Penedes 2007

Alemany i Corrio, Sot Lefriec, DO Penedes, Catalonia, Spain, 2007 This wine: a garage wine, a blend of 50% merlot, 30% carignan (aka mazuelo or samso), along with cabernet sauvignon; aged in 70% new and 30% used French oak; natural … Continue reading

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Ferre i Catasus Penedes 2015

Ferre i Catasus, Somiatruites, DO Penedes, Catalonia, Spain, 2015 This wine: a blend of chenin blanc, muscat, with minor contributions from sauvignon blanc, xarel.lo, chardonnay; natural cork closure, 12.5% abv, source unknown, ~€7 (05/17) Consumer tasting note: entry-level quaffable white, apples … Continue reading

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Lavinyeta Emporda Spain 2015

Cellar La Vinyeta, Llavors, Mollet de Peralada, DO Emporda, Catalonia, Spain, 2015 All you need to know about DO Emporda, including all producers’ details. This wine: a carignan (aka samso locally) dominated blend, aged in new casks of French, Hungarian … Continue reading

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Fra Fulco Priorat 1998

Vinyes Velles dels Costers de la Vilella Alta, Fra Fulco, DO Priorat, Catalonia, Spain 1998 This wine: a carignan dominated blend, natural cork closure, 14% abv, Gauntleys, £37 (11/16) Consumer tasting note: if you like maturity, here it is … … Continue reading

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