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Tasting report April 2024

CBWS Tasting held on 18/04/24 at Ca La Iaia, Moraira and attended by 52 members and guests

Presenters Tim and Sandy

Wines from Castilla y Leon presented by Tim and Sandy Fawle.  We tasted 5 wines from different DO’s in this region.  Castilla y Leon is one of the most important wine regions in Spain which includes 9 DO’s as well as many Vinos de la Tierra.  Red wines, and the Tempranillo grape are unquestionably king but white and rosado wines are also highly rated. 

Wine 1 Name and VintageLa Caprichosa 2022, Palacio de Bornos, DO Rueda. €8.00
Wine 1 DescriptionPenin 90 points.  This wine is produced from verdejo grapes in a special vineyard with more than 30 year old vines.  Careful elaboration enables it to achieve a wine of great body and flavour. Bright straw yellow with green glints, intense and complex aroma, fresh and generous in the mouth. 
Wine 2 Name and VintageQuintaluna 2021, Vides y Vinos Ossian, Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y Leon €13.00
Wine 2 DescriptionPenin 92 points. Produced in Segovia and expresses the freshness of the authentic Segovian verdejo.  This is a Vino de la Tierra which allows producers to experiment and innovate more than in a DO.  Full bodied freshness, straw colour.  Aromas of white flowers, jasmin and dried herbs.  
Wine 3 Name and VintageCharlatan 2023, Rosado, Bodegas Cesar Principe, DO Cigales €8.00
Wine 3 DescriptionA small DO with just 35 bodegas. This rosado is the latest innovation with 100% garnacha tinta.  Pale pink unlike the other rosados produced in the DO which tend to have a darker colour.  A modern fresh wine that can be enjoyed at any occasion.  Aromas of fruit and flowers. 
Wine 4 Name and VintageMen de Mencia 2018, Bodega Soto del Vicario, DO Bierzo €9.00
Wine 4 DescriptionFrom the northwest of the region this bodega has 19 hectares under vines aged between 50 and 110 years.  100% Mencia grape.  This wine offers a rich, aromatic and velvety flavour with good acidity. On the nose red forest fruits like blackberries and rasperries with notes of violets.   
Wine 5 Name & VintageCillar de Silos 2019 Crianza, DO Ribera del Duero €16.00
Wine 5 DescriptionProduced from dozens of small plots less than 1 hectare with some pre-phylloxera vines ranging from 15 to more than 100 years old. This Tinto Fino or Tempranillo has great personality and versatility. The wine has an intense and deep colour with elegance on the nose and mouth.  
Closing CommentsRestaurant Ca La Iaia produced an excellent menu which complemented these wines which are all available at a special price for members from A Catarlo Todo, Teulada. 
Report ByTim & Sandy Fawle

Further images from the event can be found on the Gallery page of the website