Friday, October 7, 2011

PostHeaderIcon Children painting barrels in Vera de Estenas

This past Saturday at the winery  Vera de Estenas, a member of the DO Utiel-Requena, has held a family event and aimed specifically for children, I mean the painted barrels to round off the end of this harvest in the vintage 2011.

Success sounded and left more than attendance and participation, more than 100 people, children and adults having fun on the outside of the cellar, the smallest part that left us a nice souvenir art painting over twenty barrels , the winery made ​​available to the attendees, and moreover adults with guided tasting of the prestigious sommelier Pere Mercado with three wines, prepared by the winery, which were tasted at the event.

Younger children had a fabulous wine unfermented grape Bobal, while older began with a Cava Brut (sparkling wine) tasting  made ​​from Macabeo and Chardonnay varieties.

The two red wines that accompanied the tasting two wines were quite successful, the case of Merlot fermented in barrel Martinez Bermell  was able to appreciate the wine qualities of many fruits, vanilla aromas, freshness and youth.

The second red wine is tasted a  Vera de Estenas Crianza 2008, a wine 'coupage' of Bobal, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo, who spent 10 months in French oak casks and refined in one-year deposit and get a wine bottle elegant, with aromas of wood, but closely integrated with a perfect harmony with ripe red fruit, soft tannins and a freshness quite lively due to its balanced acidity.

To all this, small works of art ended and the parents had the opportunity to visit the winery and enjoy the beautiful day, fortunately, it was great in this first meteorological October to the harvest in the Utiel winery.

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