The rise of Teixar, the newest Vi de Finca in Catalonia

by  |  19-06-2015

When tasting wines for the Montsant book there were thankfully many surprises unearthed. For a region that just a few years ago was written off as “basically a cheap Priorat”, it was exciting to see that so many good wines were to be found and that were emblematic of the region and a defined style. One of these was the Teixar from Vinyes Domènech. A masterful wine of mostly “Hairy” Grenache, successive tastings of different vintages showed that this wine owns its space and is one of those truly stellar gems of Catalan winemaking. Naturally it comes of no surprise that it is now the fourth certified “Vi de finca” in Catalonia. If this terminology is unfamiliar, that’s not a surprise. In the rest of Spain it’s called “Vino de pago” (although the two systems are separate) and essentially, it’s a wine that has been produced for at least 10 […]
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