The first Xarel·lo Summit

by  |  28-06-2015

While Xarel·lo is a white grape widely planted in Catalonia, it is often easily dismissed as merely one part of the principal three grapes in the typical Cava blend. There are many in the region–especially in Penedès where the grape is found most abundantly–who believe that its days of being part of the chorus are over and it should be in the spotlight. Thus, the first ‘La Cimera de Xarel·lo‘ (The Xarel·lo Summit) is happening on June 29th at the antique Ermita de Foix situated between Torrelles de Foix and La Plana de les Torres. At about 17km North West of Vilafranca del Penedès and at 643m in altitude, it offers a panoramic view of the Xarel·lo making lands that surround it. This tasting is a private initiative that’s bringing together over 30 producers for what will be a reported 120 wines to try, all made from Xarel·lo. They’ve worked […]
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