Sunday, May 6, 2012

We discover new wines at village wine fair

El Port de la Selva is truly a lovely village with a wonderful sense of community. Salvador, the owner of the local wine shop organised a wine tasting day. Seventeen local vintners set up tents with their wines. For eight euros you rented a wine glass and received four tickets for tasting or eating.

Since many of the wines in our region have a 15% alcohol content we decided to take a cautious approach to the afternoon. First of all we checked which wineries were represented and eliminated the wineries we had already visited. We then chose two local wineries from the immediate area. One wine we liked the other was quite acidic. Then we sampled a lovely red and rose wines from Perafita near Cadaques. It was now time for a much needed food break. For another ticket we got a plate with local pate, crackers with tapenades, honey and anchovies as well as some very tasty cheeses.

Our next door neighbours took us to their favourite winery, Cellar Marti Fabra, where we sampled some very smooth wine. Obviously much more experienced than us, our neighbours had brought along some bread and thin, aged sausage, which they shared.

After sampling various local olive oils and returning our rented glasses, it was time for an espresso before heading home to drink a copious amount of water. What a lovely time visiting with people we know in the village and sampling some lovely wines.

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