Catavino’s Iberian Wine & Web tasting at Vinoteca – the video

Last week Catavino (Ryan and Gabriella Opaz) based in Terrazas, (near Barcelona) Spain, were in town to do a bit of networking and stopped by Vinoteca to host an Iberian wine & web tasting. The Winesleuth was there to taste along with her fellow winebloggers, Spitton and Surf4Wine.

There was a wide selection of whites and reds from Spain and Portugal that Ryan had picked from Vinoteca‘s winelist. The most interesting to me was the Valdeorras Godello, Gaba do Xil, Telmo Rodriguez (Galicia). All three of us were impressed by how refreshing and clean it was, spicy green apples, great minerality as well and at £8.95, very good value.

Another good choice from Telmo Rodriguez was the 2006 Valdeorras Mencia, another varietal native to Galicia, Gaba do Xil. Telmo really seems to capture the terroir of the region, the earth, rocks and fruit all coming together. Loads of violets and black cherry on the nose, a juicy strawberry compote, supple but with excellent tannins. Mencia is definitely a varietal to look out for. Again, for £8.95, good value for money.

It was a fun night. Here’s a short video of the evening, including a brief interview with one half of Catavino, Gabriella Opaz.

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  1. Albeit a little late to comment, I must admit, you created a killer video sister! And, I would also like to add, that not only are you spicy and full bodied, but you have a fresh effervescence that is absolutely unique to you. Hence your value would be…priceless 😉 Thanks for coming Denise, and now that I know how much zest you add to any wine tasting, I’m starting to see the London wine fair in a whole new light! Should be a fantastic time!

    • Thanks for the lovely comments, Gabriella, it was almost as fun editing the video as making it. Looking forward to your next visit and don’t worry, the LIWF will be loads of fun! Cheers!

  2. vinotecalondon /

    Hello, I love the video! Glad you enjoyed your evening, the Gaba Godello is one of my favourites too!

    Hope to see you again soon,


  3. Fun! Can’t wait to do it again!

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