Saturday, February 20, 2010

PostHeaderIcon Wines of the week

This week I had the opportunity to taste 3 wines from different appellations from Spain. Such is the case that the first thing I took was of the DO Somontano, specifically Laguarres (Huesca), which for quite some time (since the boom of the Enate, Viñas del Vero, Montesierra ... that did not prove any of the area).
This wine is marketed as a distributor, "la.marca.wines" based in Zaragoza and his name, certainly peculiar, is "Cojón de Gato", a name that comes from a popular type of grape upper Aragon, fat grain , long black that resembles its name, this grape is a very small proportion in the 'blend' (though the label says others). A varietal Syrah and Merlot, mainly, with little wood (6 months), cherry color with maroon piping live, high layer. The nose, very expressive, leaving berries, cherries, some cocoa, black pepper, very clear, and balmy, of course, in the background. The attack in mouth contradicts the visual phase and is light and warm. It goes to step muscular, and appear liquor and smoked. Is the end a youthful astringency and acidity, domable, swig.

Next on the list was a wine of the DO Utiel-Requena, Bodegas de Utiel, preparer of Nodus, a young red wine with low parenting called Actum Varietal, a "blend" of Cabernet Sauvignon Merloy, brightly colored purple pillory very bright, has an intense nose, which presents some highlights minerals, fresh with notes of sweet fruit on the bottom. In mouth has good attack, the pace is slightly drying, with little tannin and a sweet tooth in the path of long drink.

And the mountain of Alicante, Cocentaina specifically, we came the third wine, a Penya Cadiella 2005, a varietal Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Monastrell, Tempranillo and Giró (Red Grenache) from Vins del Comtat celler, with a 6-month aging in French oak and American a rest period of 6 months in bottle. A wine with an intense ruby color, with  oranged touches. On the nose reminiscent of vanilla, cinnamon and other spices like. Good attack on the palate, with sweet tannins and brisk, slightly sweet and with a background in herbs such as thyme and lavender, very soothing.

As expressed in these notes, three different zones and three different wines that have made us the shorter week and prepares the weekend in search of new wines that will surprise us on the palate and other senses.

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