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Petillant Naturel, Clos Lentiscus. Penedès

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Manel, the winemaker from Clos Lentiscus, makes three different Biodynamic Petnats (Petillant Naturelle) in an Ancestral method. The wine is bottle before primary fermenation finished, no addition of secondary yeast of sugar. Is extremely tricky to get right – bottle late and you sparkling will be flat, bottle too soon and you risk the whole […]

Rebuf 2016. Celler Vendrell i Rived. Montsant

Celler Vendrell i Rived

Rebuf 2016 is a young white wine from Celler Vendrell i Rived, located in Montsant, Catalonia.

Catalunya Wine Trip

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Catalonia has nine different DO or Appellations. Each one is very different to each other, also within the same DO there are different microclimates. A good example is Penedès, divided in Alt Penedès and Baix Penedès.

Licores Barañano, Patxarán

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Patxaran is a liqueur common in the Basque Country and Navarre. Comes from Basque from Pattar “liquor” and aran “sloe”. Licores Barañano is a family run distillery located in Amurrio, Alava, It is the 4th generation producing traditional Patxaran. The founder, Jose Manuel Atxa Barañano started in 1831. He was the first craftsman in the […]

Viña Santurnia Rosado 2016. Bodegas Ramón y Ayala, Rioja.

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Viña Santurnia Rosado 2016 wine is made from Viura 85% and Garnacha Tinta 15%, from Bodegas Ramón y Ayala in Rioja. The winery is located in the town of Briñas, between Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa. This is the fifth generation following the tradition of the family, now is Ramon and Gonzalo (nephew) the ones […]

Prólogo 2015, Albariño. Bodegas Carballal

Prólogo 2015 is the new project from Juan Carlos, the winemaker of Bodegas Carballal, in Rías Baixas, located in the sharp north west of Spain: Galicia. Prólogo means the end of an author’s book. This authentic wine is the latest of Juan Carlos´s range of Albariños. Also refers to an old Albariño style winemaking method, […]

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