I like to say that “curiosity sates the palate”. This is why last year I did a tasting of “native” red varieties in DO Penedès. Initially I had only wanted varieties that were considered native or traditional to Catalunya but the DO asked if Tempranillo (called, “Ull de Llebre” in Catalan) could be included. I ultimately relented as there are indeed a handful of wines where this variety works in Catalunya despite being from the interior of Iberia in regions such as Rioja, Ribera del Duero, and Toro where it […]
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