2005 J. Miquel Jané Penedès – Spain, Catalunya, Penedès (11/12/2006)100% Sauvignon BlancSteely color very clear. Nose is incredibly restrained and with time shows nice grapefruit, nectarine, and light hints of cut grass. Fully dry in the mouth with a nice medium acidity. Peachy with lemon hints, grapefruit, minerals, and a […]
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 […]
1998 J. Miquel Jané Penedès Reserva – Spain, Catalunya, Penedès (11/12/2006)Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tempranillo – French and American Oak 12 monthsMaroonish with light bricking at the rim, only medium intense in color. Nose is complex with charcoal, chocolate, dark cherry though not obvious, white pepper and cloves. Minerally overall and […]
2005 J. Miquel Jané Penedès – Spain, Catalunya, Penedès (11/11/2006)100% Cabernet Sauvignon Gorgeous Ruby color, very clear. The nose shows a light vanilla/cherry nose with cassis liquor, rose petals and a touch of spice as it opens. Pretty fun to smell though the nose is the highlight. Fruit driven in […]
2003 J. Miquel Jané Penedès Semi-Crianza – Spain, Catalunya, Penedès (11/11/2006)3 months in oak, Merlot 70%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%The merlot shows through on the nose bright and clear wtih plum, cherry and light clove notes. Soft and supple in the mouth with silky tannins and fine finish. Miclk chocolate coems […]
2003 Gramona Penedès VI DE GEL – Spain, Catalunya, Penedès (11/8/2006)9.5% alcohol – Light yellow in color with a brilliance that almost glows. Nice light peach notes on the, at first, restrained nose. This opens to honey and pineapple notes when it gets a bit of air in it. The […]
Editor’s note: This article was written in 2006, and I am no longer an English teacher, but the information here is as relevant now as it was then. Iberia does not hide winemaking from children, nor do I sense they ever will. Â Allow me to begin this post […]
The last few weeks, I have had the great fortune of spending some time in Cataluna enjoying brilliant yellow sunflower fields and the still brisk salty Mediterranean water. In short, I had absolutely no complaints. However, being that I was traipsing around the area drinking several bottles from DO Penedès, I wanted to do a bit of research as to the region itself.
2005 Gramona Gewürztraminer Penedès VI DE GEL – Spain, Catalunya, Penedès (6/3/2006) Steely gold in color with a nose that has hints of rose’s, nuts and overall is very restrained. Lush in the mouth with a creamy texture and well balanced acidity. Flavors of lychee, green apple, and light orange […]
2004 Gramona Riesling Penedès VI DE GEL – Spain, Catalunya, Penedès (6/3/2006)Clear, completely. The nose shows, light petrol, flowers, and lime. Rich in the mouth and very sweet with a medium acidity that balances it well. Flavors of lime, apple, and more come through on the medium length finish.