Wonderful discovery, revisited

Made a wonderful discovery while travelling in Penedes, Spain. A region famed for Cava, Spain's alternative to Champagne except with more of a twist using native varietals like Xarel.lo, Macabeo and Parellada. Each contributes it's own unique quality to the blend, with Xarel.lo giving freshness and acidity, Macabeo giving delicate florals and texture when aged …

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What is Lladoner Pelut?

A grape variety Aka Grenache Poilu aka Velu Variant of Grenache Less susceptible to coulure than Grenache Noir More consistent and more vigorous than Grenache Noir Lower sugar levels at physiological ripeness Buds late and is very sensitive to growing conditions Officially and widely sanctioned in Languedoc and Roussillon France total 366ha Varietal expressions are …

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