I’ve enjoyed seeing the continued evolution of the Cara Nord project which is led by two heads of Catalan cellars, Tomàs Cuisiné and Xavi Cepero and then American importer, Eric Solomon. While they make one wine outside the region, the “Mineral” in DO Montsant, the base of everything else is up in DO Conca de Barberà. In the Negre we see the Catalan implementation of what is better known as “Rhône GSM” or Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre except that it’s at higher altitude, 800m to be exact, and we see Mourvèdre […]

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