Empordà wine got a very good acceptance on the first edition of Tast Empordà fair. This fair is organized for the local shop “D’aquí, d’allà i més enllà”, the Ecomuseu-Farinera and the Designation of Origin Empordà. The fair bring together a dozen of small wine producers of the Empordà region, it was accompanied for live music concert of Jordi Rubau. A part from the wines, on the fair artisanal jam was tasted.
If we put together eager and creative mind to a solid base of knowledge and severity, the result can be surprising. ÉS Poma is a mistela made from Grenache of l’Empordà and apple juice of Girona. Pep Nogué and La Vinyeta, apple and Grenache, Girona and l’Empordà. Like two jigsaw pieces this is a mistela of fusions. Apple in nose, Grenache in mouth. Could you imagine an innovative product with more links to the land?
Pep Nogué is described as gastronomy passionate, great chef, tireless theoretician and gastronomic journalist, restless cook without restaurant… He studied at the School of Hospitality & Catering of Girona and he was working at El Celler de Can Roca for thirteen years. He has published the books ‘The best cuisine for the summer” and ‘Eat for 1 Euro”, he does gastronomy TV shows, also collaborates with magazines and radio shows and is the creator of Keks beer. In short, Pep Nogué is a gourmet of La Garrotxa.
The Designation of Origin Empordà organized a wine tasting on the top of the Puigmal Mountain, at nearly 3.000 meters of altitude. The Palamós Alpine Association collaborate on the organization of this activity, where twelve wineries from the DO Empordà have participated. The wineries that took their wines to the top in order to do this original wine tasting were: Arché Pagès, Can Sais, Celler Cooperatiu d’Espolla, Empordàlia, La Vinyeta, Mas Pòlit, Maset Plana, Oliveda, Oliver Conti, Pere Guardiola, Terra Remota, Martí Fabra and Vinyes dels Aspres. This was an original way to promote the wines from l’Empordà and symbolize the effort that these wineries are doing every day. There were 150 followers that climb with them to reach the top.