IV Christmas Fair in Tivissa: gratitude

We’d like to say many thanks to Tivissa town hall for having encouraged us to participate in the IV Christmas Fair that took place during the 5-6 December weekend. We felt very warmly welcome by local people. Besides promoting our DOQ Priorat wines, we also met some wine-making professionals from Terres de l’Ebre…

We wish you happy Yuletide and New Year! We’ll get back to the topic next year!

Image gallery: wine tastings at the IV Christmas Fair in Tivissa.

Grapevine adopters’ newsletter (November, 2015)

Després de Sant Martí, deixa l’aigua i beu el vi

(After St Martin, give up water and drink wine. A Catalan saying)

Finca Rocapoll Celler Devinssi DOQ Priorat novembreYour vineyards have been enjoying a period of peace and calm, relaxing after the harvest. They have already lost most of their leaves and are exposing their naked twigs to air and sunshine… The foliage green has yielded to the grass verdure, although we’re having quite a dry autumn this year, so that grass is shooting very sluggishly. With the exception of a foggy week and a few chilling afternoons, weather has been very generous with Priorat, that’s why there have been a lot of wine travellers hereabout, well maybe not as numerous as in August or September, but still quite a lot. Continue reading

2nd Charity Tasting Pro AFANOC (let’s help kids with cancer)

2on Tast Solidari Pro Afanoc Associacio molinenca de tastOn Saturday, 28 November, at 8.30 pm, the Sala Gòtica in Molins de Rei will hous the second edition of the Charity Tasting Pro AFANOC arranged by Associació Molinenca de Tast.

AFANOC stands for Association of Children with Cancer, and it includes fathers, mothers, friends and families of kids affected by this illness. All collected money will be allocated to to improve oncology children’s life conditions at the Child Cancer and Hematology department of the Vall d’Hebron Mother and Child Hospital.

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Celler Devinssi’s wines (DOQ Priorat) listed in Guía Peñín 2016

Rocapoll 2012 vi de la vila de Gratallops DOQ Priorat Celler DevinssiSince the Guía Peñín 2016 wine book is out, we’re happy to share with you the evaluations that our 5 wines obtained in this wine reference book.

Our two jewels in the crown have been very well rated. Rocapoll 2012 obtained 92 points, whereas IL·LIA scored 91. Both wines belong to the category of vins de la vila de Gratallops, they’re elaborated manually in very limited editions: Rocapoll reaches Continue reading

Five tips for wine tasting

tasting at celler devinssi win tours in prioratLike most cellars open to wine tourists in Priorat, we host visitors who sometimes have doubts about the way of tasting wines, whether they should be somehow prepared for a tasting or not. We’ve been reading the recent post by Campbell Bevan about top five tips for a wine tasting. We enjoyed reading it due to its slick and easy style, so that anyone from beginner to expert can understand it. We decided to borrow the outline of the post and provide it with another body, you know, Priorat-wine full body. We squeezed the five tips into four and added another one of our own consideration.

1. Can I eat before a wine tasting? – Don’t go to taste wines on an empty stomach

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Rocapoll 2012, vi de la vila de Gratallops, Tast amb Llops, May 2014

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Let’s meet at Tast amb Llops 2015!

In fact, we wanted to title it: “Celler Devinssi, the big revelation at TastambLlops 2015”, however owing to our modesty, we haven’t done that 🙂

Anyway, on 2 May, we’ll be in Plaça de Dalt, Gratallops, from 6 to 9 pm, together with other 10 wineries operating in our village and also with some guest wineries.

Over the recent years, CellerDevinssi has participated quite a few times in the Wine Fair held in early May in Falset and involving our county’s both wine appellations: DOQ Priorat and DO Montsant. Meanwhile, we’ve been keeping an eye on the event that belongs to the extended version of the Fair: TastambLlops (“Tasting with Wolves” in Catalan) at the Cal Llop Hotel. This is a get-together that englobes the cellars that have wines entirely produced in our village of Gratallops, therefore these wines are called ‘vins de la vila’. Continue reading

2nd fair of Catalan cheeses and Priorat wines at Clos Figueras

Gratallops, 29 March, 2015

Do you like cheese and wine? Do you know how to pair them? The Clos Figueras winery proposes to learn how to pair these two exquisite products at the “2nd fair of Catalan cheeses and Priorat wines”. Here, you can get to know some Catalan cheese producers and also savour wines made by some of our county wineries, both within DOQ Piorat and DO Montsant appellations. Sounds mouth-watering, right?

When we received the invitation from Clos Figueras to participate we didn’t hesitate a sec to say yes. First of all, we’re good neighbours and we like to collaborate with them. Moreover, we just love the restaurant’s gardened terrace!

Which Celler Devinssi’s wines will you be able to taste at the fair? Continue reading