Espelt Lledoner Roig 2013

by  |  21-04-2015

The only thing one can figure is that given how most grapes around the world come in a red/”black” variety and a “white” variety that those in between were deemed “grey” despite the fact that any _______ Gris you’ll find is typically pink as a grape on the vine. This is important to mention as “Lledoner Roig” is one such “grey” grape that has been making a comeback both in DO Empordà as well as AOC Côtes de Roussillon across the border. If the name seems radically unfamiliar it’s because it’s more commonly known as Grenache Gris, the fully Frenchified version of the name that English speakers gravitate towards. Lledoner Roig is a most curious name as “lledoner” is actually a tree, apparently known as a “hackberry” in English and “roig” is from old Catalan and is accepted to just mean “red” which has been supplanted by “vermell” in modern […]
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