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SWE Ep. 60 - Alella

Spanish Wine Experience

Release Date: 11/02/2017

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Spanish Wine Experience

This week Roque and Luke want to head into a fairly unknown world. The world of white wine from a region almost exclusively known for big and heavy reds. A world of the mysterious Malvasia grape. A harsh world where vino blanco is a rare bird indeed. To help talk about this topic they enlist the help of the delicious Águedas by Bodegas Fariña. 

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This week Roque and Luke decide once again to focus on one grape in particular. And that particular grape happens to be particularly tasty and one of their favourites. Moscatel. Somewhat misunderstood, this week they dive into the various style emanating from what is actually possibly the most versatile of all grapes. To toast the varietal they tuck in to the magnificent Uvas Cabrera dry Moscatel.  https://www.madriddarracott.com/en/product/ximo-cabrera-moscatel-seco/

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Another LOST episode this week. And Roque and Luke are very happy they found it; as it was the first one they recorded on opening the Madrid & Darracott wine shop! To celebrate they opened a bottle of Savina from Bodega Terramoll - one of only two wineries on the tiny Balearic island of Formentera. So let's step back in time and toast the end of summer with the Mediterranean blast from the past. 

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We all - well, almost all - know about Cava. That charming and affable sparkling wine from near Barcelona in Catalonia right? Well...to an extent yes. But actually Cava can be made all over the countries. This week Roque and Luke wanted to have a little review of Cava to shine the spotlight on the non-Catalan regions. To do this they drink a truly glorious bottle of Tantum Ergo from the south-east of the country and Bodegas Hispano Suizas. So, this is Cava...but not as you know it!  

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You have definitely heard of rosé wine - or rosado in Spain. But have you ever heard about the other, lesser known, Spanish pink called Clarete? Probably not! This is a hybrid of red and white wine that comes out as delightful and rosy as any rosado. So what is this wine and what is like? Luke and Roque sample a bottle of Quelías from Bodegas Sinforiano to explore the issue! Wine available at our online shop:  

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Recently Roque and I discovered a batch of podcast that we thought we had lost through the simple act of getting a new phone. But they had been saved! So here is the first of our resurrected pods: CORPINNAT, a new unofficial DO created by a few great Cava houses who decided to leave that DO. To discuss the changes and what it's all about they tuck into a delicious bottle of Torello Brut Reserva!  https://www.madriddarracott.com/en/wine-shop/

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Roque and Luke have a fascinating wine to try this week. A bunch of friends who some years ago decided to try their hand at making wine...in the Picos de Europa mountains...in Cantabria. This is the opposite of wine country. The wine is Finca Morillas from the Picos de Cabariezo winery. What's it like? And what is going on in the world of Mountain wines? And who are these crazy mavericks? https://www.madriddarracott.com/en/wine-shop/  

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BIG NEWS: Something massive has happened in the world of Spanish wine. The mythical DO Ribera del Duero - home almost exclusively to be sexy Tempranillo-centric reds - has finally allowed white wines to be part of the Denominación de Origen. To discuss this Roque and Luke sample part of the new crop; the Valduero Albillo Mayor! https://www.madriddarracott.com/en/product/valduero-blanco/

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This week Roque and Luke return to the legendary region of DO Rueda to try an historic, mythical and almost completely unknown style of fortified wine called 'Dorado'. This sherry-style wines are made of local varieties and are a real bargain if you can find them. To help them delve deeper into this world they glug a bottle of Dorado 61 by the winery Cuatro Rayas. 

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This week try a super yummy wine from a super small region tucked in the low hills north of Seville. The VT Sierra Norte de Sevilla with its handful of producers and off the grid vibe is this week represented by the delicious Mirlo; an odd white from Bodega Tierra Savia. 

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Today Roque and Luke travel to DO Alella, back to Catalan lands, where they will discover the red wine Parvas Syrah, from Bodegas Alta Alella. The perfect occasion to answer some questions that had been left unanswered, besides saying a few stupidities and nonsense.