It’s been cold the last few days and so I found myself dozing off … Dozing off to warmer places :D! Last week I attended a press event on the beautiful wine domains in Catalonia, Spain … And let me tell you… It didn’t seem bad …NOT SO BAD AT ALL ACTUALLY! I could totally imagine myself sipping on some delicious wine, looking over some gorgeous vineyards and eating the most fantastic food! Toooooo bad I’m still stuck in Belgium, but nevertheless I get to share my stories about this beautiful region with you guys, so that helps!
Next to some white wines and some fab sparkling wines, many Catalonian estates mostly produces red wines. Wines full of flavours, with gorgeous dark red colours and aromas. My personal favourites, which I got to try during our tasting, were a Castell d’Encus from the Do Costers del Segre region and a Gran Coronas Reserva Torres from 2012, which had been maturing on oak barrels and came from the Do Penedès area.
For over 2500 years they have been producing wine in Catalonia, which is why the province has more than 600 vineyards of which 300 are opened to the public! A famous Catalonian must visit is the Royal Abbey of Santa Maria de Poblet, in the Do Conca de Barberà district, which I would love to visit myself some day! But next to having excellent wines this area also offers many other fun activities like enjoying their gastronomy, fantastic water sport facilities and other wonderful cultural sites to visit. So if you’re a wine and life lover, be sure to visit Spain’s hidden secret, Catalonia!