It’s been about a year since my last post and I should let you all know what has been happening. There are times in winemaking, when you just have to leave the wine alone and this is the reason for the large gaps between posts. Now, however, I can update you as to what has been happening in the last year and what will be happening over the course of the next month or so.
I was in Catalonia last June in order to perform final analyses on my wine and get it out of the barrel and into bottles. You may remember that there were two wines made from the same batch of grapes. Both wines have been bottled and the smaller of the volumes (around 300 bottles) is now on its way to Cardiff in Wales.
As soon as I know the final date of arrival, I will be able to let you know the name of the wine, show you a picture and tell you where it can be bought. I did try a bottle of this at Christmas with some roast duck and it went down really well. It should age and develop gracefully for many years to come.
The white wine (1200 bottles) has also been bottled and is also on its way to Cardiff. I have decided on a final blend for this wine and I am pleased to say that it is a wine that drinks excellently now (having benefited from some months in the bottle) but will also age very well over the next five or more years.
I don’t want to show you any images of the wine until it is in Wales and ready for sale (really soon I hope!) but I’m very excited to have worked with an amazing Welsh artist who produces really vibrant and joyous pieces of art. This artist has designed the label for both the red and white wines, so as well as being very unique and individual bottles of wine, they will also be unique and individual pieces of artwork. I’m really looking forward to being able to put the images of the wine up on this site.
I’ll tell you more when the time comes and the wines arrive.