Tag Archives: D.O. Penedès

The Top 10 of the best Xarel·los

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The Xarel·lo is a Mediterranean variety. It is believed that its origin is Catalan, but its name comes from the Italian ‘chiarello’. However, depending on the area, it is known by different names, like pansa blanca (Alella), cartoixà and vinyater … Continuar leyendo

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Parker ratings for Priorat and the rest of Catalonia

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Here is a summary of the ratings of the Catalan regions by Luis Gutiérrez for Parker: Priorat For this new report, Luis Gutiérrez wanted to taste all the wines that make up D.O.Q. Priorat to be able to check the … Continuar leyendo

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Latest wines: new wines at Decántalo June 2017

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What a year we’ve had with the bad weather and all the damages caused to Spanish vineyards. So, this month, what a better saying than “it’s the straw that brakes the camel’s back”. So, come over and read, try and enjoy … Continuar leyendo

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Parker ratings for Catalan wines – July 2015

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The wine advocate, the publication dedicated to the most influential wines in the world, June’s edition gave us an extensive report entirely focused on Catalan wines. Luís Gutiérrez, who is in charge of wine tasting, offers us a glimpse into … Continuar leyendo

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The best white wines to enjoy in summer

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In summer, white wine is a must. High temperatures are linked to relax and holiday leisure and as a result, there is an increasing demand for fresh, fruity and easy-drinking wines to match a nice chat next to the beach. … Continuar leyendo

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Interview with Ramón Parera from the winery Pardas

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This time, we met Ramón Parera, winemaker and oenologist at the Pardas winery. We talked on how the winery was founded and on his philosophy regarding the terroir and his wines. Really interesting! 1.    Can you please explain the origins … Continuar leyendo

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What’s the terroir?

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The term terroir, or terruño in Spanish, is a concept that puts together the characteristics specific to the soil, the topography, the climatology and the biodiversity of the environment in which the vines are grown. The aim of a wine … Continuar leyendo

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