144/365 – Catalonia – D.O. Penedes – Baix Penedes – Llorenc del Penedes – Wine Fair ViGralla – Lluna Plena, Vi de Postre 2012
…. nothing but blue skies and a few soft clouds, It’s going to be a perfect day, again! Yesterdays tasting went very well and around 90 people came to enjoy the sit down wine tasting, together with chocolate, wine and music! The setting was quite magical in the old castle courtyard. Enjoy the pictures and check in tomorrow again for the ViGralla update.
One of the five wines represented came from Cal Lluïsot wine cellar in Bonastre. Wine from the vineyard without secrets. Cal Lluïsot is a different winery. There is no arch at the entrance, there is no elaborate design to receive visitors. Our meeting point was at the road crossing in the centre of the village of Bonastre. No paraphernalia, but punctual and with a big smile, Sebastia Pie greeted us, he is the fifth generation of a family of winemakers, and we set of to one of three locations he likes to show during a visit. In each of the three, wine is tasted and then the visit is concluded at the small wine shop in the village. Cal Lluïsot philosophy is clear: coexist with the vineyard and take care of it and then all you have to do is to bottle the landscape, without secrets. Yesterday, we got to enjoy Sebastias sweet wine!
Lluna Plena, Vi de Postre 2012, 50% Pansa Valenciana, 50% Garnatxa Blanca
Warm pale golden colour. Nose is a little muted and understated, needed a lot of air. A real rustic nose. Texture is waxy and a little oily. Nose of marmalade and honey. There’s a streak of freshness running through the dried apricots and candied lemon peel. Wild flowers and honey dominate after some time – a real depth of complexity, with an impressive rusticity. Lacks a little acidity, but the palate depth is impressive. Softer texture and restrained sweetness make a the finish quite refreshing. Quite difficult to interpret as it is changing a lot. Either you love it or you LOVE it!
235 to go!