106/365 – Catalonia – Sant Sadurni d’Anoia – Juve y Camps – Magnificat – Terra Remota Usted 2009
……., oh I get by with a little help from my friends! Magnificat organized, with a little (much really) help from Juve y Camps, a wine tasting called “Del Terroir a la Copa” – from the terroir to the glass! Thirty producers from Spain, Italy, France, Portugal, Hungary and Germany were present as well as a single malt producer from Scotland!
Upscale but cosy event, where tasting some of the best products on offer was up for grabs. Worked my way through 80-ish or so wines and must say that Catalonia held their flag high! But then again, what would expect me to say!
Many favorites, like Gaja (Italy), Disznoko (Hungary) and Ramos Pinto (Portugal), were high on my list whilst, having lived in the Cava bubbles for quite some time now, the Champagnes from Louis Roderer, did not impress!
The chosen one for today is the Terra Remota Usted 2009! I have previously covered Terra Remota and their Caminito 2009, now we’re stepping it up a couple of notches!
Terra Remota Usted 2009, Garnacha and Syrah
Splendid garnet red colour with light reflections of tile. A wine with finesse that I dare call opulent and big. Smoked bacon, cherry and truffles are the aromas that are primary and easily detected. Caramel, liquorice and tobacco are present but all intertwined in the most stylish way. A silky and smooth entry, classy and elegant with silky tannins. Toasted almonds, mineral notes and lingering soft spices. The after-taste is long almost chewy but the tannins are soft. My absolute favourite today!
275 to go!
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