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2012 Taleia, Costers del Segre, Bodega Castell D'Encus
One of the most exciting properties in the Catalan Pyrenees, Castell D’Encus is the brainchild of winemaker Raul Bobet, who developed these precipitous and eminently photogenic vineyards in the early 1990s. A plethora of varietals provide a fascinating backdrop to some ingenious winemaking, a lot of it combining ultra-modern vinification with the most ancient techniques, including ‘gaps’ that have been naturally carved into the rocks as make-shift fermentation vats. Everything here is dynamic and exciting and the wines, racy and energetic, repay the compliment admirably.
There are over 200 different grape varieties used in modern wine making (from a total of over 1000). Most lesser known blends and varieties are traditional to specific parts of the world.
Fiercely proud, Catalonia makes some fascinating wines and Costers del Segre is no exception. Stylistically they recall the purity and textural integrity of the nearby Roussillon, and with pioneers such as the celebrated Cérvoles, there is no shortage of talent. Costers del Segre is Catalonia's most inland wine region and climatic conditions are quite unforgiving. It's semi-arid, with weather extremes. The more exposed vineyards produce grapes for Cava (Macabeo, Parellada and Xarel-lo), while the drier, warmer areas are typically planted with Ull de Llebre (Tempranillo), Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Trepat, Monastrell, Pinot Noir and Syrah.
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