In The Glass: Berdié Fetish NV
We had their rosé Cava called Amor, their Gran Reserva, and then finished with this bottle called, Fetish. The rosé was, well, a bubbly rosé. If that’s what you’re looking for it will definitely suit you well. For me the Gran Reserva was quite excellent but this Fetish stood out above the others. For all purposes, it is a sparkling red wine albeit most definitely not a dry Lambrusco. The name was derived as their wanting to find something that contrasted against Amor (Love) and came up with Fetish. I suppose they probably would have even preferred the name, ‘Sex’ but that would have been a bit on-the-nose.
‘Marriage’ or in Catalan, ‘Maridatge’ would to me have worked even better as it’s an equal blend of two classic Catalan grapes, Grenache and Monastrell (Mourvèdre). But, so it goes, we have Fetish and it’s mighty fine.
Despite the Non-Vintage labeling it is a blend of two years that make it a de facto Gran Reserva with 34 months of aging. Small production (for a Cava) at 3,000 bottles. Color of cherry and tinges of bourbon. Prune, hazelnut, crushed chalk, and pine in the aromas. A hearty, medium plus body and high acidity. Cherry notes are readily apparent in body and it stays true to its red roots by being potent and vibrant, like a wine cola but with shitoads of soul.
Grenache, Mourvèdre 11.5% 11.50€