La Mercè wine tasting

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.

Among all the events I decided to go, there was one that I really loved:  A wine tasting of Catalan wine and cava at the Arc of Triumph.

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.Map

I decided to try 2 red wines and one white, and then end with my favorite dessert wine ever. Here are my choices:

  1. Castell del Remei- Gotim Bru- 2010 (red)Gotim Bru
  2. Synera Blanc- 1898 Ramón Roqueta (white)
  3. Marco Abella- Mas Mallola 2008 Priorat (red)
  4. Vi de Glass – Gramona- Gewürztraminer (dessert wine) and my favorite

Vi de glass - Gramona






Apart from wine and cava there were also cheese and cold meats to taste.

Some of the best cheeses I’ve ever tried were here: Formatges Mas El Garet and Formatges Bauma. These had a medal for the World Cheese Awards. They were amazing!! A true pleasure for the palate.Cheese


After this gastronomic adventure I went back home and slept for almost 12 hours, as you may imagine. Not bad for a Tuesday right?



One thought on “La Mercè wine tasting

  1. Pino: sabes disfrutar la vida y sus placeres, no cabe duda que viniste a este mundo a gozar de todo lo bueno. Me encanta tu sensibilidad para ver en todo la belleza!
    Se me antojaron los quesos!

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