Every end of September holds an amusing party at Barcelona: La Mercè. This 5-day celebration is a festival held in honor of the Patron Saint of Barcelona: The Virgin of Grace (Mare de Déu de la Mercè).
The schedule of events for La Mercè (September 20-24) was all day long, going from parades, to correfoc and human towers.
As you may know wine is one of my passions so I was really willing to do this. It was all perfectly organized with 53 white tents divided by D.O. (Alella, Catalunya, Cava, Conca de Barberà, Costers del Segre, Empordà, Montsant, Penedès, Pla de Bages, Priorat, Tarragona, Terra Alta). To start this amazing tour you had to buy tickets (food/drink) and your glass.
I decided to try 2 red wines and one white, and then end with my favorite dessert wine ever. Here are my choices:
- Castell del Remei- Gotim Bru- 2010 (red)
- Synera Blanc- 1898 Ramón Roqueta (white)
- Marco Abella- Mas Mallola 2008 Priorat (red)
- Vi de Glass – Gramona- Gewürztraminer (dessert wine) and my favorite
Apart from wine and cava there were also cheese and cold meats to taste.
After this gastronomic adventure I went back home and slept for almost 12 hours, as you may imagine. Not bad for a Tuesday right?