I don’t believe it I’m kicking off the drinking thread twice in succession. I fear for my email in-box and liver. But Oh Well.
Late lunch of a home-baked onion, goat’s cheese and lardon pie needed something, so I’ve picked this Trepat from Conca de Barbera. We called at the CdB wine centre outlet last year in Montblanc; actually conveniently located just outside the Castell de Montblanc and open on Sundays… TREPAT - DO Conca de Barberà
Disappointingly no tastings on offer but curiosity decreed a purchase of a mixed six, guided by the very helpful salesperson, and today seemed the day to try the first. I also recollected that Trepat is one of the 5 varieties allowed in Cava.
Good choice, perfect for a lunch wine. Think - a hybrid of Pinot, Mencia, Poulsard… peppery, raspberry, spicy… (?? cinnamon…) but totally unlike other Catalonian varieties.
Anyway it’s all been polished off without too much effort.