Tasting at Espelt

by  |  03-01-2011

This is an article from our archives that was previously run on another site in May, 2007. Espelt is a youngish winery that was founded in 2000 on a family property in Vilajuïga in northeastern Catalonia, led by the eldest daughter Anna Espelt who studied enology in the US. In spite of being a traditional, family-run business, it is a cutting edge winery with experimental vine growing techniques and labels designed by Mariscal (famous for having designed the mascot of the 1992 Barcelona Olympics). With this in mind, it’s not surprising that in only a couple of releases it became the biggest winery in the area (the D.O. Empordà) with the largest vineyards. The vast majority of those vineyards are located inside two natural parks in the area, producing mostly local varietals, such as Carinyena and Garnatxa. In the natural park of rugged Cap de Creus, the easternmost cape of […]
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