Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Spanish Medical Providers
  2. 2 Trip Report Mantova, Ravenna, Brisighella, Bologna
  3. 3 Trip Report Christmas windows in Paris 2016
  4. 4 God Save the Queen?
  5. 5 Help with Portugal Itinerary Please
  6. 6 Milan or Turin
  7. 7 Frankfurt to UK
  8. 8 Upscale Vacation Apartment Rentals in Vienna/Prague
  9. 9 He Musta Saw Us a-Comin': A Brief, Cautionary Tale about Taxis in Rome
  10. 10 Prague and Budapest with a 16 month old
  11. 11 Greece - when is the best time to go for warm but not too crowded?
  12. 12 Paris Neighborhood Help
  13. 13 Charming movie to watch if you've visited Erice in Sicily
  14. 14 Vacation apartment registration begins in Paris 1 Oct
  15. 15 Daily budget for London (accommodation already paid for)
  16. 16 Christmas Markets France/Germany
  17. 17 Requesting feedback on proposed itinerary—London, Cornwall, and Wales, June 2018
  18. 18 Trip Report FRANCE 10 YEARS ON: Paris Dordogne Albi Toulouse Arles S Rhone and Nice
  19. 19 Trip Report Stanbr and Lolly visit Eastern Crete
  20. 20 Venice to Zermatt by Train
  21. 21 Itinerary for 5 adults, 3 kids, 2 weeks, & 1 holiday adventure!
  22. 22 9 Days in Spain
  23. 23 Barcelona alternative
  24. 24 13 Nights Greece, first time, April 2018. HELP
  25. 25 Train from Polgate to St Pancras
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip Report Spanish winery hides in plain sight

Jump to last reply

Finding the new Costa Brava winery Terra Remota is as much a challenge as its name implies. It is sheltered by undulating vineyards and twisty rural roads about half way between Figueres and the French border. Almost as if hiding, the concrete bunkers of the winery hunker down into a hill like an anti-tank installation. Its blank walls help control the interior temperatures; this is modern wine-making, with computer-monitored techniques for grapes are still harvested by hand. The guide said much of the wine is sold in advance in Spain and France, especially to high-end restaurants. Its website's customer list for Girona alone names enough Michelin-starred restaurants to light up the night. Tours, reserved in advance, can include a picnic in the vineyard with a spread of local meats and cheeses (this is, after all, ham heaven.) as well as a tasting that includes a bit of its product from Chile. The website offers picnic tours for two at 42 euros. What a nice day in the country!
About the wines, from a non-expert: North American palates have come to expect the big, fruity impact of New World wineries. Not here. The wines are restrained, but not in the austere style of their French neighbours to the north. Let me say – sniff, sniff – as soft as a caress. Too much? Okay, quiet, firm,, smooth. Wish I could find them in North America.
Www.terraremota.com
(And no, I'm not a flak, just a fan.)

Advertisement