Mas Candi: making the most of Catalan grape varieties

Mas Candi is a fairly new project (established 2006) that’s a collaboration between four viticulture and enology students who wanted to make wines from their families’ vineyards. The focus is mainly on indigenous Catalan varieties. They’re really interesting. UK agent is Indigo Wines.

Mas Candi Desig 2013 Penedès, Spain
13% alcohol. This is made from Xarel-lo planted [...]

Two classy Spanish reds

I’m painfully aware that while I’ve focused in-depth on Portugal, I’ve  neglected Spain. I’m sorry about that. In an attempt to begin to redress this balance, here are two rather classy high-end Spanish reds, in rather different styles.

Numanthia Toro 2007 Spain
From ungrafted old vineyards of 50 years and older. 14.5% alcohol. Dense with sweet, ripe [...]