Fri, Nov 17|
Cosecha Imports Drop in Tasting - VC King
Join Jason Axmith from Cosecha Imports and Josep Serra for a delightful journey through the captivating flavors and aromas of Serra & Barcelo in a laid-back and welcoming atmosphere. Book a table and join in the revelry!
Time & Location
Nov 17, 2023, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST
VC King, 224 King St W, Toronto, ON M5H 1K4, Canada
About the Event
Take a 2 hour drive south-west of Barcelona and you are in Terra Alta (High Land), a mountainous escarpment kissed by the Mediterranean.
Fourth-generation winemaker Josep Serra grew up in Ribera del Ebre between the DO’s of Montsant and Terra Alta in the South of Spain. He bought two beautiful vineyards in the 90’s which had Garnacha Fina, Garnacha Negre and Cariñena vines planted in 1940, launching his own personal winemaking project, Serra Barcelo in 2009. Josep works with Garnacha Tinto in Montsant, while he also produces Garnacha Blanca and Tinto wines in the neighbouring DO Terra Alta.
Josep is known for his soft-touch approach to making wines, working with the utmost respect for nature and the environment he grows his grapes in. There is a thorough selection process at picking and a second manual selection in the bodega, after which the grapes are gently de-stemmed by hand. Mixed in with almond, olive, peach and cherry trees, Josep grows Garnacha Blanca and a small amount of Macabeau for his Aucala white wine, and Garnacha and Carignan for the red Aucala. The land is made up of a calcareous soil and is called Pedra de Cala. All of these important things, from the fruit trees to the soil composition, show up again when you taste the wine.
Josep also makes wine in the DO Montsant with old vine Garnacha and Carignan vines.
Wines to be poured:
- Aucala white Grenache 2021
- Aucala red Grenache 2018
- Aucala red Grenache 2021
- Octonia red Grenache blend Montsant 2014
- Octonia red Grenache blend Montsant 2013