02-05-2018 ~ 1 Comment

A Priorat tasting of Carignan without borders

Fully booked! Sorry for those who couldn’t get in this time around!

I have admittedly been a bit crazy about Carignan lately. It’s no wonder as I posted this large, “Grand Tasting of Carignan” from various regions that was tied in to a recent article for Decanter about the fact the quality of wines made from the grape has become something to fawn over.

As the annual Fira del Vi is coming up this weekend, it only seemed appropriate to do a tasting of some of the best wines being produced these days. A lot of this was spurned by a contingent of the Carignan Renaissance in the South of France deciding to come down for the festivities and thus a “Carignan Without Borders” shall come to pass:

When: Saturday, May 5 @ 16-18h
Where:Espai Wine Lover“, Falset, Priorat.

This “Espai” (they chose the name) is a space that they’ve set up for tastings in the middle of the fair which runs all three days with a number of other side events around the rest of the villages.

If you happen to be in the area and what to know what excellent Carignan is like, here’s what we’re going to be tasting:

DO Montsant

  • Afredo Arribas – “Siuralta” 2015
  • Celler el Masroig – “Masroig” 2015

DOQ Priorat

  • Ripoll Sans – “5 Partides” 2013
  • Vall Llach – “Mas de la Rosa” 2013

Languedoc/Roussillon

  • Domaine Jones – “Vignes Vieilles” 2014
  • Domaine Jones – “Fitou” 2016
  • Clos du Gravillas – “Lo viel carignan de 100 ans” 2013
  • Domaine Rimbert – “Carignator” 2016
  • Sainte Croix – “Sainte Croix” 2015

If you miss out, well, then you will seriously miss out and for those who (wisely) attend, don’t worry as we’ll finish up just in time to hit up Tast amb Llops after. Please contact me if you need any further information. Good times!