Freddi Torres Pomagrana Trepat- a FAB chillable red from Catalonia, Spain
Lectores Vini makes quite the rarity in this red varietal bottling of Trepat. The Trepat cultivar is typically used for pink wines, and is often blended with white grapes to make pink Cava. This fabulous red version is made from two organically cultivated high elevation vineyards in the Conca de Barbera DO, in Catalonia, farmed by the Canella family. Freddi Torres is the winemaker and he makes Pomagrana in a style to be chilled. The grapes are destemmed gently and sit on the skins in stainless steel for a week before pressing. Minimal sulfur is used and the wine is bottled with a bit more CO2 than most reds, so it has some incidental spritz. We recommend chilling the wine, opening it, pouring a bit out, replacing the cork, and giving the bottle a hearty shake. This process releases CO2 more quickly and emphasizes Pomograna's intense fruitiness. If you're down with chillable reds, you're gonna love this one.