Category Archives: spain catalonia

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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Baturrica Gran Reserva Tarragona 2007

Baturrica, Gran Reserva, DO Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain, 2007 DO Tarragona has welcomed modernisation and international varieties to the vineyard. Permitted black varieties are currently cabernet sauvignon, grenache, merlot, monastrell (mourvedre), pinot noir, carignan, syrah and ull de llebre (tempranillo).  There … Continue reading

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Celler Cal Pla Priorat 2011

Celler Cal Pla, Porrera, DOQ Priorat, Catalonia, Spain 2011 Natural cork closure, 14.5% abv, Weavers, £16.65 WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear and bright, deep intensity ruby, showing tears. Nose: clean on the nose, medium (+) intensity, developing, with aromas of a … Continue reading

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Mas d’En Compte Priorat 2008

Celler Cal Pla, Mas d’En Compte, DOQ Priorat, Catalonia, Spain 2008 A blend of old vines – 60% carignan 35% grenache and 5% cabernet sauvignon; fermented in stainless steel for 3 weeks, then 14 months ageing in new Allier oak. Natural cork … Continue reading

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Salmos Priorat 2007

Miguel Torres, Salmos DOCa Priorat, Catalonia, Spain, 2007 Priorat is one of the two DOCa in Spain, the other being Rioja. The hill-top town of Gratalops is the centre of quality Priorat wine production. The vineyard is sufficiently inland, 15-30kms from … Continue reading

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