Live in Iberia long enough and you’ll quickly realize that cozy is not part of their lexicon. Neither the Portuguese, nor the Spanish, have adopted a word that fully encompasses a term that is intimately familiar to colder climate regions. Cozy to me connotates a sense of comfort, warmth, ease, […]
<rant>Twitter this past two days has been flooded with news that the Penedes region of Spain has approved a new DO for the category of Icewine. Reporting in Decanter Magazine, David Furer states: In Penedes grapes are frozen in a cold room, refrigerator, or with dry ice. Freezing on the […]
2005 Miguel Torres S.A. Penedès Waltraud – Spain, Catalunya, Penedès (12/7/2006)The nose is classic riesling with a some honey, light earth and faint petrol. Light gold in color and fully dry with a lemon profile in the mouth. Being a bit austere I would search out foods for this one […]
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 […]
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.