Is a wine spe­cial­ist for Waitrose with tips on grape and grain

Ni­cola Barnes

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HOLA los amantes del vino ‘tis la estación a ser ale­gre!’

This week, we head to Batea in the Terra Alta re­gion of Spain. Here, in 2007, Ra­mon Ro­queta Se­gales, a younger mem­ber of a fam­ily with a long-stand­ing tra­di­tion in the world of wine, de­cided to take on a per­sonal project, and so Lafou Cel­lar was born. We are tast­ing the Lafou el sender Terra Alta 2012. The look is a deep, dark ruby colour with a black­berry core that clings long­ingly to the glass. On the nose, big, fresh, black­berry fruit aro­mas, mixed with aro­mas of bal­samic and a lit­tle oak.

In the mouth, the black­berry aro­mas trans­late to flavour with added spice and a hint of licorice. A very en­joy­able wine, which I would drink with food. Per­fect with a good mush­room risotto.

Al­co­hol by vol­ume is 14.5 per cent and the price at Waitrose is £11.49.

Lafou is the win­ner of nu­mer­ous wine awards in 2014. Un­til next time, Salud! dis­fru­tar de sus cel­e­bra­ciones prefes­ti­vas…

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