Clubhouse CyberSip 2021
Papet Del Mas Catalonia
In Catalan, there is an old slang word used to describe one as happily ignorant of the greater things around them. 'Badabadoc' is not generally used in a derogatory way like 'clueless,' but rather describes a bohemian or unconventional way of thinking. The sloth seems to fit this description well, as it just simply enjoys life and all it brings. Only eating, drinking and loving are important. Not an ounce of thought goes into the stressful jungle and all its perils, as it lives life with a seemingly permanent smile.
Live like the sloth and forget all about the stressful jungle around us as we share fantastic Spanish wine, lighthearted conversation and good times.
The Spana Life CyberSip tasting event will be hosted on Clubhouse Date, Time .
Of all the Spanish wine regions, Priorat is special, partly because it’s something of an anomaly. Vineyards have existed there for at least 2000 years, but fine wine production only took off in the late 1980s. It's a formidable location for making wines. The nutrient-poor soil of slate and granite drains very quickly. This forces the vines to reach deeply for the water and nutrients, evoking strong flavors in the the wines. However, the steep slopes make vine tending and harvesting a strictly manual job, as no equipment can navigate the narrow and tightly stacked rows of vines.
Style: Red wine
Region: D.O. Priorat
Varietals: 60% Samsó, 20% Garnacha, 20% Peluda
Winemaking Notes: All manual organic farming, tending and harvesting. Labor intense as only people can fit into the vineyards. Experienced hands select each cluster at just the right time then are carried in 20 lb. boxes. Individually elaborated and aged before blending.
Tasting Notes: Appearance is intense garnet color. A very expressive aroma where ripe fruit predominates. The palate is powerful and vigorous with powerful tannins. Earthy quality with light fruit and subtle oak,
Pairing Suggestions: Game, strong red meats, lamb, pizza, cheeses and paella.
Sumoll is in a category all its own. This grape is nearly black in skin color and has been used for wine long enough to have Roman heritage. Young wine from the Sumoll grape has a slight roughness that disappears with aging. Its production is low, and treatment for achieving quality wines requires high skills in wine production. This is a rare grape with less than one hundred hectares planted (247 acres). But for those looking for a sip of history and a fantastic pairing with wild game, this is it!
Style: Red wine
Region: D.O. Catalunya
Varietal: 100% Sumoll
Winemaking Notes: Organic farming in a Mediterranean climate, the grapes are manually harvested in 25 lb. boxes, then selected by hand and gently led to a short 17 day fermentation. Aged for 9 months in French/American oak barrels.
Tasting Notes: Deep purple with abundant tears. Intense aromas of candied fruits like fig and quince with hints of hazelnut shells. Fresh notes of lavender, cinnamon and nutmeg. Structures, earthy tannins with robust acidity and a long finish.
Pairing Suggestions: Ideal for game, beef and other meats, strong cheeses and intense dishes.
To the wine drinker, Trepat is special. And just like the grape Papet Del Mas is also special. With their badaBADOC wines they have focused all that is special in each grape. This Trepat has it all, fresh red berries, spice and a balanced subtly that goes with any dish.
Style: Red wine
Region: D.O .Conca De Barbera
Varietals: 100% Trepat
Winemaking Notes: Organically farmed and manually harvested in small batches. Fermentation in stainless for 20 days and then aged in seasoned French oak for 7 months. Only 6,000 bottles are made each year.
Tasting Notes: Ruby color with violet rim. Intense aromas of white pepper and fresh berries with a background of nuts, balsamic and minerals. The palate begins with a fresh finesse and is open and elegant. Persistent fruit and mineral gives way to pepper on the lengthy finish.
Pairing Suggestions: Fish, chicken, pork, paella and roasted vegetables.
Note: All purchases of alcoholic beverages must be made by persons over the age of 21.