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Perelada Rose Brut Cava NV

Castillo de Perelada, Brut Rose, DO Cava, Penedes, Catalonia, Spain, NV This wine: a grenache noir dominated blend, with pinot noir and trepat; aged on the lees for ~12 months; mushroom natural cork closure; 11.5% abv, widely available, ~£10 (05/17) Consumer … Continue reading

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Torres Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Torres, Gran Coronas, Reserva, Cabernet sauvignon, DO Penedes, Spain, 2012 This wine: a cabernet sauvignon dominated blend, aged in oak, natural cork closure, 14% abv, en France, €10 (2016) Consumer tasting note: a nose of toast and liquorice opening out into … Continue reading

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Pas Curtei Penedes 2011

Alemany i Corrio, Pas Curtei, DO Penedes, Catalonia, Spain, 2011 DO Penedes is a coastal region close south-west of Barcelona, DO Tarragona abuts Penedes at its south-west border. Penedes comprises 3 zones – coastal and low-lying sandy Baix Penedes, with … Continue reading

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Penedes Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Torres, Mas La Plana, Cabernet sauvignon, D.O. Penedes, Spain, 2010 D.O. approved red varieties are cabernet sauvignon, grenache noir, merlot, monastrell (aka mourvedere, mataro), pinot noir, samso, syrah and ull de llebre. This wine: varietal cabernet sauvignon, oak matured, natural cork … Continue reading

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Pas Curtei Penedes 2005

Alemany i Corrio, Pas Curtei, DO Penedes, Catalonia, Spain, 2005 DO Penedes is a coastal region close south-west of Barcelona, DO Tarragona abuts Penedes at its south-west border. Penedes comprises 3 zones – coastal and low-lying sandy Baix Penedes, with the warmest Mediterranean … Continue reading

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Codorniu 1872 Brut Cava 2012

Codorniu, 1872 Brut Cava, 2012 Mushroom cork closure, 11.5% abv, widely available at about £12. WSET style tasting note Appearance: pale intensity lemon, showing small bubbles and tears. Nose: clean on the nose, of medium (+) intensity, fully developed, with aromas of warm hay, … Continue reading

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Freixenet Cava brut, 2010

Freixenet (pronounced fresh-net) Vintage Especial, 2010, Brut, Sant Sadurni d’Anoia, Spain The typical blend of macabeo (floral, honey), xarel.lo (apple, citrus) and parellada (floral); mushroom cork closure, 12% abv. Widely available at about £15. Vinification – metodo tradicional, minimum 9 months lees … Continue reading

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