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No running this morning but first down to breakfast again bristling with the excitement of the visits ahead.
Today we were to make our way to Montsant. This DO takes its name from the majestic range of mountains that define the Northern edge having spent the years before 2000 with the not very catchy name of the Falset subzone of Tarragona. Having lived under the shade of the shining Priorat region for some time, in the last few years this ...
... of Mendizábal in 1835, stripped from them once and for all. The locals took great pleasure in sacking the monastery venting some of their anger so the ruins left today are more a result of man than weather and time.
Wine making continued in the region and was quite considerable, ramping up to take up the slack when Phylloxera hit France but in 1893 it arrived in Priorat. This decimated the vines in the region completely wiping out ...
We headed off this morning to a tiny village called Priorat to taste wine from a small winery called Scala Dei (ladder to heaven), we also got to tour the facility and see how they go through the process of wine making, including going into the barrel room. The Scala Dei winery reinvented itself in the 70's and changed the way they made wine - they started leaving the stems in when crushing the grapes which gave them a superior product. Also, their wine ...
... a wine tasting. Those of us that didn't walk met at 10am and strolled around the picturesque medieval town of Mont Blanc for a couple of hours. We really enjoyed the walk around the town. Zaida had arranged for a taxi to pick us up at 12.30 and take us to the Milmanda Estate to join the rest of the group for lunch. It should have taken about 15 minutes but the taxi driver got lost and it took us about 30 minutes to arrive. We had a beautiful lunch of cheeses ...
... of 14 euro a day plus I should also upgrade my car to a diesel car for only 5 euro extra a day. Since diesel is about 20 cents cheaper per liter in Spain and if I drive more then 300 km a day, it would be worth it (also it is a better car).
I've end up getting a Peugeot 208, it is still a pretty weak car (engine). The counter person gave me a ticket for exiting the parking lot, he told me if I use this I would not have to pay when exiting the parking lot. The car ...
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