Release of the 2015 Vi Novell

by  |  16-11-2015

When talking about anything “nouveau” in the wine world, most mouths open and say, “Oh, Beaujolais Nouveau?” as that is hand’s down the most famous of the early release wines in the world. And by early release, I mean that they release the wine immediately after the juice has become wine, on the third Thursday of November up there in Burgundy. The French had somehow managed to get a lock on this event for some reason despite the fact that it’s done all over Europe and this past Saturday marked the release of the 2015 Vi Novell at Celler El Masroig in DO Montsant. They invited a journalist from Barcelona named Bibiana Ballbè to officiate the release and tap of the first cask, known as espinjolar in Catalan–although this wine sees zero barrel time. Each year the invite a different person to officiate and not keeping up with Catalan (or […]
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