120/365 – Catalonia – D.O. Conca de Barbera – Llovera – Bodega Escoda Sanahuja – La Llopetera
…., and we won’t stop! Hands in the air like we don’t care, but sharing is caring and the opportunity to enjoy another Escoda Sanahuja wine is not going to be forsaken. Unique wine trails are abundant, they ignite a passion and longing for more, and even though they have been visited before, weather in person or in mind, palate and other senses are stirred, opened and delighted. I keep longing for more, and more is coming!
Come here, with or without me, and your intellectual curiosities will be piqued by distinctive locales that are full of history, natural beauty and old world traditions. The goal is to stir the passion in your palate, to facilitate and deepen your experience of Catalonia through the sights, sounds, smells, tastes and sensations that come when moments are lived fully and we allow our palates to blossom.
Believing that food and beverage (wine) has been a uniting force since the beginning of mankind and in every culture. The tradition of coming together over food and wine is one that can facilitate relationships and gives comfort, knowledge, relaxation, impressions, memories and sustenance for the body, mind and soul. Share a glass, why don’t you!
If you want to read the in-depth story about Conca de Barbera and Celler Escoda-Sanahuja, it can be found HERE for your pleasure. The return is through yet another delicious wine, which constitutes wine number three tasted from this fine cellar! Oh yes, and just one more thing, the vineyards have now turned green, lines and rows of light green leafs are covering the landscape and all there is to do is enjoy!
La Llopetera, 100% Pinot Noir
Just the fact that Sanahuja makes this wine using Pinto Noir gives me chills! And how they have managed to give it utmost care is to be admired. I really, really, want you to try this wine! I’m sure you’ll be intrigued and positively surprised whit regards to what can be produced here in the Conca de Barbera, if the wine maker is skilled.
This wine has been made without any filtration or clarification, fermented with natural yeasts from the vineyard. As a result, the wine has virtually no sulfur. The aging is 6 months in French oak barrels. The Escoda-Sanahuja winery practice ecologic viticulture and to some extent biodynamic as well. This wine has been made using biodynamic principles.
Light ruby color. The nose shows a lot, a virtual dance (samba?) takes place. Berries in masses, Mediterranean forest, fresh cut fennel, underbrush, chalk……. The palate is delicate, easy, wide and quite fleshy. The wine has clear varietal and mineral character, which include fine notes of red fruits on light backgrounds of wood. Super fresh and elegant. It will get even better with time, my guess is that should have been drunk now, as it is still unruly and young. Will age slowly improving in character and elegance, give it another few years and I’m sure this will be a great one!
259 to go!
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