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L’Atzar Cava Reserva 2016

L’Atzar, Reserva, DO Cava, Penedes, Catalonia, Spain, 2016 This wine: lot No. L98-18J, traditional Cava blend, 18 months lees-ageing, agglomerate cork mushroom closure, 11.5% abv, Waitrose, £8 (01/19) Consumer tasting note: a refreshingly dry alternative to prosecco, with added interest … Continue reading

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Anna Codorniu Cava NV

Anna de Codorniu, Brut, DO Cava, Penedes, Catalonia, Spain, NV On Cava regulations Traditional method of production, with a minimum of 9 months lees ageing (15 for a Reserva, and 30 months for a Gran Reserva); minimum pressure of 4 … 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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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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