Saturday Tasting: Escoda-Sanahuja

Saturday Tasting: Escoda-Sanahuja

Saturday, September 14th, 1-4pm Joan Ramon is one of our favorite producers in the world. He is a hard core idealist, who farms organically, eschews all chemical intervention and parties harder than anyone (expect, maybe, his close buddy Laureano). But this rock n' roll persona belies the finesse, elegance and precision of his wines. Yes, they are as "agua" as it gets, but I'm always surprised by how unfuckedup the wines are: bright acidity, lovely tannins, balanced fruit. I really don't know how he does it. All the wines come from Conça de Barbera, a hilly region about one hour inland from the Barcelona coast. His vineyards are replete with beautiful native grapes like Macabeau and Grenache, growing alongside French varieties like Merlot and Chenin, which take on a whole new personality in this Southern terroir, defined by warmth, limestone and salty air. On Saturday we will pour five new wines, ranging from his definitively fun Pet Nat to his definitively serious rosé. Will be very good. Pet Nat 2016 $35 Chenin 'Els Bassotets' 2017 $25 Chenin 'Els Bassots' 2016 $34 Conca de Barbera Rosado 'Nas del Gegant' 2017 $25 'Coll del Sabater' 2011 $29 $10 to taste. Waived with $100 purchase.