España y Parker….

mardi, 7 juin, 2011

Début Mai 2011 à Madrid, Robert Parker du Wine Advocate  (Members Home Page)  as déclaré que  «la clé pour que les vins espagnols aient une place majeure sur le marché US, c’est la formation, la preuve par la dégustation. » Il as ajouté : « je n’ai jamais servi un vin espagnol à quelqu’un qui ne l’aie pas apprécié. ».. J’espére bien !!

Je sais que Parker est un spécialiste du marché US…  Mon analyse est différente de la sienne. L’impact de sa notation est telle que plus un « importateur » ne prends plus le risque d’acheter un vin sans qu’il ait déjà été adoubé par Parker et autres… Je reçois des mails de particuliers qui voudraient acheter l’un de mes vins… et pas un importateur pour relayer … « vas comprendre Charles !! »

Trouvé cette photo en tapant « robert parker sur google ».. C quand même plus sympa que Bob ou le Dr….

Une étude montre que 24% des touristes étrangers déclarent consommer plus de vins espagnols après leur séjour dans la péninsule ibérique. Toute les études montrent ces phénoménes, rien de nouveau..juste un rappel ! Selon cette étude, les touristes allemands, anglais, américains, belges et hollandais dépensent 221 millions d’euros chaque année en achat de vins espagnols. Il eut été intéressant de connaitre la répartition par tranches de prix…

Depuis quelques années Robert Parker soutient le potentiel viti-vinicole de l’Espagne et son aspiration à devenir l’acteur clé du marché mondial du vin. Il est ainsi fidèle à ses prédictions qu’il avait réalisé en 2005. Il prévoyait en effet que l’Espagne deviendrait un pays phare pour la viticulture (cliquer ici pour lire l’article de Vitispéhre listant ses 12 prédictions pour 2015)Sa réputation est telle qu’il réussiras à faire sortir de nouvelle pépites ( j’ai des copains qui viennent d’ailleurs d’avoir une note supérieure à 90…) mais j’espére sans l’aide de son acolyte, Dr Miller – une vrai catastrophe ambulante !

6 – Spain will be the star:
Look for Spain to continue to soar. Today it is emerging as a leader in wine quality and creativity, combining the finest characteristics of tradition with a modern and progressive winemaking philosophy. Spain, just coming out of a long period of cooperative winemaking that valued quantity over quality, has begun to recognize that it possesses many old-vine vineyards with almost unlimited potential. Spanish wineries recognize that they are trapped neither by history nor by the need to maintain the status quo that currently frustrates and inhibits so many French producers. By 2015, those areas that have traditionally produced Spain’s finest wines (Ribera del Duero and Rioja) will have assumed second place behind such up-and-coming regions as Toro, Jumilla and Priorat.

10 – Unoaked wine will find a wider audience:
Given the increasingly diverse style of foods we eat as well as the abundant array of tastes on our plates, there will be more and more wines that offer strikingly pure bouquets and flavors unmarked by wood aging. Crisp, lively whites and fruity, savory and sensual reds will be in greater demand in 2015 than they are in 2004. Wood will still have importance for the greatest varietals as well as for wines that benefit from aging, but those wines will make up only a tiny part of the market.

Robert Parker ha analizado el presente y prometedor futuro de los vinos españoles en el mercado norteamericano, en una mesa redonda junto con representantes de las bodegas españolas, el ICEX y el Ministerio de Medioambiente, Medio Rural y Marino (MARM) que se ha celebrado esta mañana en Madrid. La clave para conseguir una mayor presencia de los vinos españoles en EE.UU. es “darlos a probar, ha declarado Parker, quien ha añadido que es muy optimista respecto del futuro de los vinos españoles en el mercado norteamericano, de los que ha dicho:“nunca he servido un vino español a alguien a quien no le haya gustado”. Faltaria que le sirve algo malissimo… No es solamente « darlos a probar » si no que los « importadores US » no saben mas comprar y catar sin las punctuaciones del Parker, ni hacer la diferencia entre un vino que se beve joven y los vinos con mas caracter que necesitan mas tiempo para disfrutar el maximo… Mas Info: « Robert Parker analiza en Madrid el futuro de los vinos españoles en EE.UU. »

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Guia Penin 2010

dimanche, 11 avril, 2010

Ha salido la guia Penin 2010 i Vinya Ivo esta en la guia con S’Alqueria 2006. La DO Empordan es una de las mas pequenas y solos estamos dos en Cadaqués a hacer vino.

The most important spanish wine guide « Guia Penin » is available. Vina Ivo is mentionned with S’Alqueria 2006 . Empordan DO is one of the smallest area in Catalunya and we are only two producers in Cadaqués.

Le guide de vins « Guia Penin » (équivalent du guide Hachette) est sorti et Vinya Ivo y est mentionné avec S’Alqueria 2006. L’appellation Empordan est une des plus petite de Catalogne et nous ne sommes que deux a faire du vin à Cadaqués.

Pirata no habia salido ya… i entonces no pudieron catarlo..

Pirata was not ready yet when they did their tasting.. next time !

Pirata n’étais pas prêt pour y être mentionné… la prochaine fois !

Solamente 4 bodegas de l’Empordan tienen un vino que llega a 91/100, y S’Alqueria es uno de ellos.

Only 4 bodegas from the DO Empordà got a 91/100  and S’Alqueria is part of these happy few !

Seulement 4 bodegas de l’Empordan ont obtenues la note maximale d 91/100 pour un de leur vin et S’Alqueria fait parti de ces heureux.

Salud, Cheers, Santé…..

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News…..

mardi, 1 septembre, 2009

The wines of Bulli-land
31 Aug 2009 by Jancis Robinson
« Having spent quite a substantial part of 21 consecutive summers in the  western Languedoc, we are finding ourselves straying south of the  Spanish border with increasing frequency – mainly to enjoy the much  more varied and sophisticated food that’s available there.  Cassoulet  v El Bulli acolytes sprinkled liberally over the Costa Brava basically  – not much of a contest.  See, for example, Richard Neville’s recent  review of  Ca l’Enric in Your views.

The wines made in the very far north-eastern corner of Spain, in the  DO Empordà, have also been improving quite considerably. This steep,  traditionally terraced, often schistous wine country on the  Mediterranean coast is only just over the border from Banyuls in  Roussillon, and in parts the rocks look not unlike the llicorella of  Priorat, and are far from a million miles from those of the Agly Valley.

The most impressive wine I have come across from this part of the  world is the first vintage of a new enterprise, S’Alqueria 2006  Empordà. Ivo Pagès, pictured here wearing the traditional Catalan  baratina (described by him as having a similar status as a kilt in  Scotland) at a wedding,

Ivo

was brought up in the wild hills, mainly  National Park, in the hinterland of Cadaquès, just round a rocky  headland from El Bulli. With experience from wineries all over Europe,  he began work on older vineyards in his homeland and this is the  result.  It is the most sophisticated blend of very old Samsó (Carignan) and Grenache Noir from Rabos, and 18-year-old Petit Verdot  and old Macabeo from Villajuiga. The result is a 13.5% subtle red  blend with considerable minerality and a whiff of the sea. It’s not  cheap, alas.  Planet of the Grapes in London want £37.50 for a bottle.  Also in London, Philglas & Swiggot are listed as stockists on Pagès  information-rich website in four languages. But the wine is certainly  classed-growth standard, and really distinctive. It’s also on the list  at restaurants such as The Greenhouse Restaurant* UMU* and Pied à Terre**,  apparently. Look out for a new style of red he is developing in tandem  with this most serious wine.

Ivo’s top new restaurant tip in his area, by the way is the Miramar in  Port Llanca which now has an ex Bulli chef installed.  We have had two  excellent lunches at the slightly more traditional Els Pescadores right on the marina where the sommelier is a delight. »

Jancis…thanks for your support and the people I work with: growers, wholesalers, restaurants, retail shops…. They had the guts tom buy my wine without knowing me, or with any media support. they just liked it  and that’s the beauty. It just confort me on the quality potential of wines from Emporda D.O.

Follow Jancis Robinson’s news on wine and food: JancisRobinson.com, for people who love good wine

S'alqueria- Single photo - copie

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Planet of the Grapes – London

mardi, 30 juin, 2009

Regularly, I have the chance to have new customers interested with my wine….which is quite different !

Three shops in Bordeaux  » La Meca del Vino » for a lot of people, in Barcelona…  and now a new shop in London.

Planet of the Grapes

Thanks guys and Matt, that I met earlier this spring.

mattharris

Hope to come soon to explain my work and my efforts to develop a unique « terroir style wine » in my little area from Catalunya: Empordà !

S'alqueria- Single photo - PETITE

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UK…. Thanks i moltes Gracies !

vendredi, 7 novembre, 2008

10 years…

I haven’t been to the UK for the last 10 years to sell wine. In fact last time, was when I was promoting a very nice wine made with Paul Boutinot: « Gemini » ! A long time ago… but I enjoyed that great tour with Dick and this « come back » in England !

Some of our contact confirmed their orders !  « Moltes Gracies » to YOU, for your support in my work, made in a fabulous, rising area of Catalunya : Empordà,  Cadaqués !!

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The Wine Circle

Meeghan Murdoch

email winecircle@btconnect.com

www.winecircle.co.uk

tel. (01344) 843 562

22 Station Parade

Virginia Water

Surrey

GU25 4AE

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The VineYard

John Hodges

email jh@vineyard-direct.co.uk

www.vineyard-direct.co.uk

tel. 01306 876 828

78 South Street,

Dorking, Surrey

RH4 2HD

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Macmillan & James

Jim Brett

email jim@macmillanandjames.co.uk

no website

tel. 01372 842 709

1 High Street

Oxshott, Surrey

KT22 0JN

 

Saint George cross and the Catalan flag= Barclona

A little bit of England: Saint George cross and the Catalan flag= Barcelona