126/365 – Catalonia – D.O. Terra Alta – Gandesa – Edetària – Edetària Seleccio 2012
……, no better way to spend a Tuesday morning, just after the long Easter break, than with a visit to one of my (many) favorite wine cellars in D.O. Terra Alta. As I have, quite extensively, covered both Edetària and the D.O. of Terra Alta in a previous blog post, here comes some pictures from todays visit and a tasting note of todays preferred breakfast wine.
My parents in law had the opportunity to meet Joan Lliberia of Edetaria during a promotional (sales) trip to Stockholm, as they were invited by the Swedish Edetaria importer for a tasting. As soon as they landed here in Catalonia they had to visit the place first hand, so we took a road trip, had as splendid time and enjoyed some great wines! Sometimes (most of the time) my line of work is quite nice.
During the visit I was also very happy to meet a U.S importer of Catalan wines, trumpetwine.com. Not really blowing his own horn, but certainly trying to make Catalan wines known in the San Francisco area and I wish him great success as he is to receive his first shipment by the end of this summer! You all know by now, that my wish is that you all come over here and drink the wines in situ, but if you can’t make the journey, make sure you try the Catalan wines in one or more, of the outlets in the San Francisco area. Catalonia in California, I quite like that thought!
Edetària Seleccio 2012, 85% Garnacha Blanca and 15% Macabeo
Edetària is made with a selection of Macabeo and Garnacha from old vines. The wine spends 8 months on new French oak barrels of 300 liters, thus giving it a complexity and unmatched elegance. It is bright straw to light golden in color. The primary nose show some white fruit but also buttery oak, rounded and nice. Floral notes and fine spices. The palate is powerful and smooth, with a long, lingering finish and a salty aftertaste. This a complex and powerful white, perfect for a special occasion, like a breakfast on a Tuesday morning in D.O. Terra Alta!
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