In a sea of exciting Spanish wines, none have stood out more in 2017 for the PJ’s tasting team than the wines of Joan Franquet at Costador Terroirs.
After spending a number of years as a Sommelier, Joan Franquet came to Conca de Barbera in Terragona Province to try and make the most authentic and “natural” wines he could possibly craft.
Joan mi amigo, you have succeeded… wildly.
While we brought in only the Macabeu and the Trepat thus far, every wine we tried was an unmitigated joy to taste.
Selected from multiple vineyards over 100 years old, located in the region of the Conca de Barbera (Tarragona province), the Macabeu and Trepat are just beautiful, nearly perfect wines.
Tasting Note for Macabeu
Light yellow. Stony citrus and orchard fruit aromas are joined by hints of anise and white flowers... seamless texture on the palate, offering orange zest and poached pear flavors heightened by an undeniable mineral quality. Finishes smooth and spicy, with a hint of warmth and good cling. - PJ’s team notes
Tasting Note for Trepat
Bright red. High-pitched aromas of redcurrant and strawberry, with a some Asian spice quality gaining power with air. Juicy and precise, with an intriguing balance and energy. The clean finish shows very good nervy persistence. Just a fantastic summer red or anytime at all really. Special stuff. - PJ’s team notes