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El Petit Carlania Trepat 2013


Recommendation: GREAT Spanish Trepat that gets a strong recommendation.

Winery/Producer: Jordi Miro and Sonia Goma-Camps; Carlania Celler; Barbera de la Conca, Spain.

Grape Variety: Trepat.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Conca de Barberà, Spain.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $17.10 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Parmesan chicken flavored with Dijon mustard and thyme, roasted broccoli with garlic rolled in pano crumbs and Parmesan cheese and baked; pasta with olive oil and garlic.

Tasting:

    He said: Opened 30-minutes before drinking. Dark garnet color with a light rim. Fruity aroma with hints of wet leather, damp wood and floral. Mouth filling taste of slightly tart and spicy dark fruit and a powerful finish with dry fruit flavors, slightly gripping tannins and a great balance of acidity. WOW, wonderful Spanish red…it has intensity yet is very approachable and delicious. At this price point it gets a strong recommendation from me. A very nice Spanish red that’s priced well.

    She said: Dark red ruby color, opaque, lots of close steadily moving legs. Mild but deep aroma that does not knock you over but is totally delightful. The dark fruity flavors are enhanced by smoothness, a weighty body, modest but pleasant tannins and a long tasty finish. The wine was delicious with every part of the dinner and I would buy it again and recommend it at $17.

    Jordi Miro and Sonia Goma-Camps in the Carlania vineyard

    Comments: Learn more about the Carlania Celler and their wines.

Alcohol: 13%

Bar code: 8 437013 348041

Imported by: C & P Wines; New York, New York.

Photo from Carlania Celler; Barbera de la Conca, Spain.