Chardonnay | Catavino - Part 2
I really love Catavino – it’s such an informative and innovative source of information on Spanish & Portuguese wines. The food of the region is key, but it’s just as vital to know about the great wines available too. This is the place to find out!
Jose Pizzaro http://www.josepizarro.com

Tag Archives: Chardonnay

Winery of the Week – Chozas Carrascal

A few months ago, we made a trip down south to Utiel-Requena to experience the harvest in full swing. With the autumn light streaming across the vines with hints of seasonal color change on the tips of the leaves, it was a beautiful site to experience. However, despite our desire […]

Bodega Profile – Heretat Mestres – D.O. Cava

During our first visit to Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, I couldn’t help but notice how Cava houses were as prevalent as fast food chains in the States. Walk up any narrow, windy street lined with quaint bread shops, boutique jewelry stores and fruit stands and inevitably, you’ll find yourself vying for […]

Catalan Wine at Festa de la Merce

Every region has their festivals. Minnesota has their State Fair, chalk full of items resembling food on a stick, scary looking clowns, blue ribbons awarded to anything obese and abnormal, rides that make my stomach churn for several days after the event, and of course, hours upon hours of top […]

Chardonnay in Chardonnay

So often Chardonnay gets a bad rap. ABC, anything but Chardonnay, is a common mantra in many blogs and wine websites. When done right Chardonnay can make some of the most beautiful wines, and so in tribute to what is a sometimes an overly hyped and sometimes overly criticized grape […]

Wine Blog Wednesday – Naked Chardonnay

Although we have promised you a complete month of Portuguese wine, we will be taking a quick break today as a result of Wine Blog Wednesday. The theme, unoaked Chardonnay, is a subject we would have loved to have covered with a Portuguese wine, but unfortunately we don’t have one […]

Dominio de la Vega – Cavas

Last weekend, Ryan and I had a tasting of two Cavas we recently received from Bodega Dominio de la Vega – a small, family owned winery located in the center of D.O. Utiel-Requena, located on the eastern coast of Spain just south of Barcelona in Valencia. And like all of […]

N.V. Giró Ribot Cava Avant

N.V. Giró Ribot Cava Avant – Spain, Catalunya, Cava (12/8/2006)50% Xarel.lo, 25% Chardonnay, 15% Macabeo, 10% ParelladaNice light gold color with fine bubbles. Cantelope nose with carmel, light wood, yeast and lemon confit. In the mouth this wine is silky with nice creaminess and rich complexity. Wood is evident but […]

2005 J. Miquel Jané Penedès Blanc de Blancs

2005 J. Miquel Jané Penedès Blanc de Blancs – Spain, Catalunya, Penedès (11/12/2006)Xarel.lo, Chardonnay, ParelladaSteely with hints of green in the color. Fleshy on the nose though a wound a bit tight. Showing eventually some pineapple, passion fruit, and light flowers. Full in the in the mouth with the Chardonnay […]

Chardonnay

Chardonnay is a green-skinned grape varietal used to produce white wine. Historically believed to have been named after the village of Chardonnay in France, it is also known by the names Aubaine, Beaunois, Melon Blanc, and, historically Pinot Chardonnay. Famous for it’s minerally whites from Burgundy and in the great […]

N.V. Po-Canals Catalunya Can Palet

N.V. Po-Canals Catalunya Can Palet – Spain, Catalunya (9/1/2006)Light yellow gold. Bright and alive wuth a sweetart nose, pineapple and white flowers. Pure and delicate yet overall quite aggressive nose. Medium weight with a nice soft creaminess. Pineapple with a light bitter lemon peal on the finish, and creamy citrus […]