Friday, November 19, 2010
New Wines from Spain - Castellroig
Carol went on holidays in northeastern Spain this year and went on a bit of a tasting binge. As well as tasting with the great and the good of Priorat, she also came across what we think might be a gem in a winery from Penedes called Castellroig.
Best known and widely acclaimed as a Cava producer, they also make a range of reds and whites, with really no weak wines in their whole range.
We have brought in their entry level white - a Xarello (a grape variety usually used for Cava). It is a delicious, bright, aromatic fruity wine which has a lovely clean mineral finish.
The red is Ull de Llebre, also known as Tempranillo. It gets 10 months in oak, is quite full bodied, really smooth, well-balanced and very tasty indeed.
We also brought in their Cava Brut - a world apart from "normal" Cava, this has concentration and complexity and finesse and is a really delicious sparkler.
The Cava is €20, the red and the white are both €15.
On tasting this weekend...
Posted by Gabriel Cooney at 1:24 PM