A taste of Lledoner Roig

by  |  28-07-2015

As is the case with many old European wine grapes, Grenache Gris has a number of synonyms but one of the names you very rarely hear is “Lledoner Roig”. By no means is this due to ignorance on the wine drinking public’s part as it has much more to do with how the grape has been regarded by the regional winemakers who use this old name. It’s admittedly a grape that’s generally on the decline. According to the former director of the viticulture laboratory in Roussillon, Pierre Torrès, that region at the Spanish border once lay claim to some 5,000ha in 1958 but by 2012, it had dwindled to 900ha. In Catalonia, the decline was much more marked and now there are all of 61ha in total with 60 of those in the region of Empordà. Of course as noted by Anna Espelt of Celler Espelt, there are undoubtedly more […]
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