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Viticultors Mas D'En Gil, S.L.
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White wine 2018 D.O.Q Priorat "Bellmunt Blanco", Cataluña (Catalunya), Spain

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 14%
Price: 19.50 €
Organic labeling: Organic wine
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: oak barrel
Registration number: #VMG-L181041

Wine Review Report:

Last reviewed: 14 April, 2020

The DOCa area (Catalan priory) in the middle of the province of Tarragona in the Spanish region of Catalonia is named after the monastery Priorato de Scala Dei (Priory of the Ladder of God). According to legend, in the middle of the 12th century, a shepherd boy saw angels descending on a "ladder to heaven". In 1163, Carthusian monks founded the monastery named after this event. The wine is mentioned by the Franciscan monk Francisc Eiximenis (1340-1409) in his work "Lo Crestia". He describes the "decent drinking of wine" and advises to mix the strong wine from Priorat with water. Already in the Middle Ages, Priorato was...

One of the 17 regions (Spanish Cataluña, Catalan Catalunya) in the northeast of Spain with the four provinces Barcelona, Gerona, Lérida and Tarragona. It is located on the north-western edge of the Mediterranean Sea and covers 32,000 km². The area has an extremely eventful history: in the 6th century BC the Greeks came, then the Carthaginians and finally 200 BC the Romans. The wines from today's DO area Alella were already drunk by the Roman Caesars. The capital Barcelona was already in the antiquity an important trade port. In the 6th century A.D., the Alans and Visigoths arrived, from which the name is derived (Gotalonien =...

Viticulture in Spain has an ancient tradition, as vines were cultivated here at least 5,000 years ago. The Phoenicians founded the city of Gadir (Cádiz) around 1100 BC and traded heavily in wine in the Mediterranean region. The first flowering occurred in 200 BC, because the Romans loved the wine from Baetica (Andalusia). Development was halted by the Moorish invasion in 711. For religious reasons, the Muslims cleared large parts of the vineyards or only allowed the production of sultanas. They brought with them the art of distillation, which was not used for alcoholic beverages, however, but for essential oils, as...

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The white grape variety originates from France. Synonyms are Galopine, Petit Viognier, Viogné, Viogner, Viognier Bijeli, Viognier Blanc, Viognier Jaune, Viognier Vert, Vionjer, Vionnier Vionnier Jaune, Vionnier Petit, Vionnier Vert. Despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological similarities, it must not be confused with the varieties Altesse, Chouchillon (Faux Viognier) or Vugava. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2008, there is a parent-offspring relationship with Mondeuse Blanche, as well as a close relationship with Freisa. The...

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