Wine on Wednesday - Vinyes Domenech
I just returned from an amazing trip to Tarragona, Spain! I was already a fan of the region due to the wines of Priorat, but now...the wines of DO Montsant are high on my list as well. This is mainly fueled by a visit to Vinyes Domenech in Capcanes, Spain.
First of all, this vineyard is absolutely breathtaking! At an altitude of 450-500m, nestled between the Llaberia and Montalt mountains, this protected mountainous conservation area, surrounded by lush forest and underground springs, benefits from a unique microclimate, very diverse soils and very old vine Grenache (Garnatxa) vineyards… in other words, a “terroir” where all elements converge in this one place to make very special, unique wines.
We were taking on a tour of the land, a hike in the forest, then finally we tasted the wines. They worth absolutely worth the wait! We started with a tasting of 4 wines made from the Garnatxa negre (grenache noir) varietal. Same grape, but different areas of the vineyards. All four tasted different! Wine still amazes me.
And then we had a seven-course lunch, complete with wine pairings. Come back for the slide show for that one. If you are ever anywhere near Catalunya, Tarragona...you must stop here!