The Cava of Carles Andreu, Birth Of The Cool, D.O. Cava

Catalan wine in a nutshell!

257/365 – Catalonia – D.O. Cava – Pira – Celler Carles Andreu – Cava Reserva Barrica Brut Nature

Birth Of The Cool………,

carles-andreu-cava-reserva-barrica-brut-nature-75cl-do-cavaCava Reserva Barrica Brut Nature, Macabeu, Parellada and Chardonnay

Clear and golden straw colour, with a thin and consistent rosary of bubbles, it presents itself during the tasting as a very fruitful Cava and with a fine fusion between the wine and the barrel. In the mouth it is smooth with a good structure and some notes of wood in the background, fresh and persistent, with an explosion of little bubbles that gives a nice tickling feeling. This Cava is made using a meticulous selection of base wines from Macabeu, Parellada and Chardonnay, grapes from vines with a balanced yield. After separate vinification of the three varieties, the final “coupage” is prepared and the wine is then aged in French oak barrels for around six months before the…

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Escanya-Vella, To Day`s Sound in DOQ Priorat

Catalan wine in a nutshell!

251/365 – Catalonia –DOQ Priorat – Gratallops – Cal Batllet – Vi de la Vila, Escanya-Vella 2011

To Day`s Sound……….,

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Vi de la Vila, Escanya-Vella 2011, 100% Escanya-Vella

Don’t know why really, but the wine was totally unclear  as I opened the bottle but after about half an hour it displayed a clear and vivid colour, slightly golden. The primaries present some ripe white fruit and aromatic herbs. Continuing with notes of quite light floral and mineral touches, citric lime and hints of tropical fruits, like pineapple. Complex and fresh nose. Easy entry, easy to drink and easy to enjoy. Good body, balanced  and well defined acidity, complex taste as was the nose.  mouth-filling with good acidity, giving it length and freshness. This is a wine I am happy to recommend any time a day!

50% was fermented in vat at a low temperature and the remaining 50% was fermented in…

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Softly, As In A Mornings Sunrise in Catalonia!

Catalan wine in a nutshell!

248/365 – Catalonia – D.O. Terra Alta – Batea – Celler Piñol –Mather Teresina 2008

Softly, As In A Mornings Sunrise…………..,

Mather 2008

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Celler Piñol produces wine in the wonderful D.O. of Terra Alta in your favourite new wine destination, Catalonia! Amongst others they make the Mather Terasina, one more Catalan Wine to add to my list of Super Catalans! Enjoy! This is Celler Piñols premiere wine with a limited production of 7,750 bottles. Created from the best of the 2008 vintage, it has a dark, intense red colour that looks stunning in the glass. A complex, aromatic, spicy and fleshy wine, with well rounded tannins, a hint of blackberry and a subtle smoky finish. This is a silky, stylish, full bodied wine; elegant and powerful and with a lingering aftertaste. The perfect balance of ripe fruit and French oak. Now…

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Celler Josep Vicens, The Perfect Song in D.O. Terra Alta

Catalan wine in a nutshell!

236/365 – Catalonia – D.O. Terra Alta – Gandesa – Celler Josep Vicens – Vinyes del Grau Syrah Vintage 2007

The Perfect Song……..,

Vinyes del Grau Syrah 2007

Vinyes del Grau Syrah Vintage 2007, 100% Syrah

Very intense cherry red colour. The aroma is powerful and balanced. Ripe fruit, red stands out. Raspberry makes an appearance but doesn’t stay on for long, followed by spicy notes with aromas of coconut and cocoa. It is the expression of macerated black fruit. The palate is powerful and meaty with is enriched by sweetness. A medium persistent and  very pleasant finish.

Josep Vicens

The vineyards of Josep Vincens are located in the surroundings of Gandesa, D.O. Terra Alta, in the south west corner of Catalonia, covering up to 17 hectares. With regards to grape varieties, they have grown several local varieties, such as Garnatxa and Samsó, but also some foreign varieties like the Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Syrah. Soil…

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Celler Cal Batllet, Una Lacrima Sul Viso in DOQ Priorat

Catalan wine in a nutshell!

218/365 – Catalonia – DOQ Priorat – Gratallops – Celler Cal Batllet – Artai 2010

Una Lacrima Sul Viso…….,

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Artai 2010, 43% Cariñena 29% Garnacha 22% Cabernet Sauvignon 4% Merlot 2% Syrah 

Another Super Catalan from Priorat, from the basic range of the producer but yet so big! Has a great freshness and even though it is a lively wine it is not all over the place. Cherry red rim. The nose is floral and fresh, lots of fruit, spices and minerals. The palate is powerful, but with freshness, ripe fresh fruit, mineral, composed, cool, and balanced. Easy to drink, another great one from Marc at Celler Cal Batllet. This one is hard to beat, when it comes to price/quality comparison! Get it if you can!!!

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Cellers Ripoll Sans was established in 2000 when Marc Ripoll, a young man in his early twenties, returned to the Priorat to restore his…

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