Celler El Moli, Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand in D.O. Pla de Bages

Catalan wine in a nutshell!

162/365 – Catalonia – D.O. Pla de Bages – Manresa – Celler El Moli – La Llobeta

Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand…..,

…., cause if I hold your hand, baby, you’ll understand…., understand why you should try out Pla de Bages! The Pla de Bages is a fertile plain located in an area of mythical mountainous landscapes such as Montserrat, the mountains of Castelltallat, the Nature Reserve of Sant Llorenç del Munt y l’Obac and the massif of El Montcau. The region, which has an increasingly broad range of leisure and gastronomic activities, has important tourist and cultural attractions, such as the Monastery of Sant Benet de Bages, the salt mines of Cardona, the cave of Sant Ignasi in Manresa and the route of the Acequia, running alongside a medieval canal.

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It is common to find ancient wine tubs and vineyard huts made of stone. The huts were used by peasants…

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Camins del Priorat, For What It’s Worth in DOQ Priorat

And this would deb last years entry on this very day! Happy wine loving days!

Catalan wine in a nutshell!

152/365 – Catalonia – DOQ Priorat – Gratallops – Alvaro Palacio – Camins del Priorat 2007

For What It’s Worth…..

….., There’s somethin’ happenin’ here. What it is ain’t exactly clear….., well…., not true actually. It is quite clear what’s going on in the Priorat! It is a clear example of a unique wine making area in the world, which to 99% produces excellent wines! Do I sometimes get fed up with heavy, powerful, rich, well made wines from this piece of heaven. Yes, I do! It is just the way it is, even I need a lighter wine sometimes, but not tonight! Enjoy!

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Founded in 1989 in the town of Gratallops, Alvaro Palacios winery has 25 hectares of vineyards on slopes (costers) and slate terraces, located between 250 and 600 meters above sea level and planted with the varieties Garnacha and Samsó (Carignena, Carignan), Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot. The annual production is…

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Grup Oliveda, One Way or Another in D.O. Cava

Last year this day! 🙂

Catalan wine in a nutshell!

140/365 – Catalonia – D.O. Cava – Capmany – Grup Oliveda – Gran Rigau Brut Nature Chardonnay

One way or another,

……, I’m gonna find you I’m gonna get you. Maybe next week I’m gonna meet you! I am ready and available, so if you by any chance pass by, let me know, let’s share a glass or two. The weather is just perfect, the wine is always good and the food is what ever we choose it to be? But one thin is sure, we will be starting with a glass of Cava, maybe even a bottle from Oliveda will be opened. Remains to be seen! One way or another…..

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According to the lintel stone over the entrance of Oliveda’s oldest winery, wine production on the estate dates back to 1764, although at that time it was only for family consumption. In 1948, Josep Oliveda Casanovas and his wife, Joana Rigau…

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