We were invited to a propper Spanish fiesta in the Penedès region, about an hour drive south of Barcelona. We were visiting Maria Barrena, doing a story on her fabulous Cava "Funambul". A truly brilliant winemaker with a passion for her region. We had just wrapped filming, but upon arriving at the fiesta we realised we had to keep rolling.
You can watch the Cava story here:
At this fantastic fiesta we were served generous amounts of Paella and a brilliant white wine, which is our wine of the week. This playful bottle is Maria's proud white wine project, with grapes from 80 year old vines. This is a single vineyard wine, located 250 meters above sea level. The grape variety is 100% Xarel-lo and it's spontaneously fermented in steel tanks, and ripened for 6 months before bottling.
It's a fantastic and refreshing wine, with good acidity, making it an excellent food wine.
This one of the best bargains at Vinmonopolet at the moment.