Thursday, 28 February 2013

DG Viticultors Rosé

Today I start my blog, the result of my passion for a product as Mediterranean as it gets- WINE- and, to be exact, Catalan wine. Wine culture is in my blood, something I grew up with. When I was a child, my father used to make his own wine, my grandparents used to make theirs and although they later stopped making it, by then winemaking was grafted on me.

Add to the above-mentioned all my pleasant memories of drinking different types of wine - their appearance, their characteristic aromas and flavours on the palate, how the wines change with the passing of time - all this has led me to start a new project, a passionate project, with the big challenge of making these wines known to the world. I know Catalonia is small area on the world map, a little country, but it has an incredibly diverse geography and great wines in every quality wine producing area (Denominació d’Origen in Catalan, or its abbreviated form DO, all of them different and with special characteristics than make the wine different and particular to that area. 

The first great challenge is to decide which wine I start with, because there are so many to choose from..., but finally I've decided on a cava (known also as a sparkling wine). In fact I don't need to go far away to find it, I can stay at home, where I am, because there is a great little winery next to home. It’s a little cellar because their production is limited, but a great place also because of the quality of their products; the care they take in the elaboration of the wine and the enthusiasm they put into their work can be tasted in every sip. 

The passion for this cava started on Christmas day, at lunch time, with the family. All of us used to sit around the big table of the dining room, the table for special occasions, and it was the perfect opportunity for opening the cava that our neighbours gave us as a Christmas present: DG Viticultors Rosé

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Nice to meet you!

Hello to all of you and welcome to, a blog about wines and cavas (sparkling wines) made in this corner of the world. They evoke passion and emotion so I decided to name the blog in English giving them a chance to be known around the world, after all, good things must be shared!

A few months ago a friend told me in the nicest way I was wine mad. Both of us have different hobbies and she was surprised about my passion for wine: about how I use the correct glass for every wine, how I love to look at the colours, how I experience the aromas and taste the flavours. Now my friend understands after sharing wines with me that there is a world of aromas and flavours that linger after the last sip, my friend now understands my wine mad passion.

The purpose of this blog is to share, sometimes unknown wines from our small country. Our wine passion can travel the world and be discovered by all those who want to join in.

Gemma Morató