EP 797 A Mallorcan Wine Tasting with Some Interesting Grapes

Gary tastes three wines with Miquelangel Cerda i Capo, the winemaker and proprietor of Anima Negra Winery in Mallorca.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Anima Negra Quibia
2006 Anima Negra 2
2004 Anima Negra An


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luca bercelli

91/100

lines of the day – ‘Mallorca…you could walk it coast to coast if you’re in great shape like Mott’ and (of barging a young Pats fan) ‘I don’t want to be defined by that moment; that was a 65, in other moments I’m a 99’

Very enjoyable episode with really interesting guest (who manages to hang in there despite not having the best grasp of English). GV turning into a very good listener….at last !

Tags: Mallorca, review, Spanish, Video, wine, wines

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  • Cool_Dave

    Gonna get a new ep?

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  • JayZee13

    I really enjoyed this show. The wines were very intriguing from Gary's descriptions and I like the fact that the wines were made from predominantly unknown (to me) grapes. Very cool way to expand ones' virtual palate. Now I have to try some for real. Miguel seemed like a very cool dude, too.

    QOTD: I'm just not a soccer fan.

  • Purple Grillz

    Nice opportunity to bash Jay Miller, Gary!

    Guess what, 7 times out of 10, Cellar Tracker scores meet or exceed his scores on Aussie wines. There are the old world fans who chime in with very low scores, but you can tell by their comments that it is not their style. In the same way, I destroy many high score old world wines on Cellar Tracker.

    For me, Antonio Galloni is way off base. His 94s are usually 74s for me, The real solution is to rotate the reviewers regionally or only submit reviews they have all tried. It is all too clear that taste in style of wine is much more important any objective judement. For me, Jay Miller is a guide to wines I would love. That is how it should be, to pull him from Australia would be insane, his taste is perfectly suited to the supreme ripeness of the fruit.

  • Slow Wine Lover

    Hi Kasperhip,

    If you're interested in purchasing Anima Negra wines in Denmark you can purchase them at http://www.theisvine.dk. For me, they are the best wine importer in Denmark.

    QOTD: The current Barcelona team is, in my opinion, one of the best football teams ever. I'm a Manchester United fan and we were totally outclassed by Barca last season in The Champions League. Barca have reached utopia in footballing terms.

  • http://www.stamantwine.com/ CellarRat5

    Good show. More Australian bashing, I am sure you loved that Gary! Bring on the blind Auzzie show! have Ian pick some small producers, see if you change your tune a little bit. Great responce to the run away locomotive of 796, not so subtle in the beginning subtle toward the end, like a nice Shiraz from Molly dooker!! I am a little behind, looking forward to watching the Croatian episode. I dont know anyting about football but congrats on the jets win! They might have lost already for all I know and if they havent didnt mean to jinx em!

  • A.S

    QOTD: Iniesta is great, but Barcelona isn't my favorite team.

  • pguerci17

    I liked that – seems like an interesting guy. Inspires me to expand the palate, indeed. Nice Jets win – will be much harder next week!

    QOTD – I don't follow them, but like their jerseys…

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    I loved the story. Doing something new when it is really just beginning again to do things how they used to be done is always a great plot for me!

  • Couves

    The “show all comments” function is a must-have, please bring it back!

    Thanks for the great show, I love learning about new areas and new grapes!

  • Phil.G

    BTW – I loved some of the looks you got, GV, when he couldn't translate what you were saying…

  • http://twitter.com/cpahor Aussie Chris

    Great episode, really appreciated the knowledge that Miquelangel brought to the table. He’s obviously very passionate about his wine and the philosophies of his winery.

    Gary, I live in Australia (Brisbane) and wonder why you’re not a fan of our wines? I agree there are definitely some shockers but surely you have tried some beautiful wines from Tyrrell’s, Yalumba, etc?

    PS love the beard.

    QOTD: A few years ago I think Barcelona were a great team, now they may be a little too big for their boots (my opinion!)

  • jayhitek

    QOTD: Soccer? What's that? Oh that thing with the feet. Ya.. Umm.. I prefer Footbal Americano.
    Soccer is too boring. Not enough scoring.

  • Robinelle

    I'd love to go to Mallorca. It sounds idyllic.
    QOTD: Apparently the Barcelona players are superstars. Congratulations.
    The Jets are looking like superstars too.

  • Weston3220

    qotd: well I like barcelona more then Real madrid since im not a fan of cristiano ronaldo

  • philoxera

    Yeah just testing this new Disqus crap out meself LOL

  • Tau_Digamma

    Hey Gary,
    This was an awesome episode, winemaker guests are always great. Plus, now I've got a new grape and producer to seek out, now all I need is room in my cellar.
    QOTD: ???

  • pawncop

    Great guest, will look for the wines. Good call regarding the Cowboys.

    Congratulations to the Jets.

    QOTD – No idea

  • jsums

    FASCINATING episode!!!!!!!!! One of the best guests ever! I want to go drinking with THAT GUY! I know nothing about Mallorcan wines, but now I have to taste them. Thanks so much for a great show! QOTD – No idea.

  • maria

    miguel angel eres la bomba. eduardo y maria

  • oriolserranadal

    I'm a “quiber”, one of the residents of the imaginay country “Quibia”, and the proprietor of SDS International Company, wine & liquor importers and distributors in Panama specialist in wines of Spain. We work with Anima Negra wines and after some years of colaboration we feel Miquel Angel more than a wine producer, is a good man, an excelent friend that we cosidered part of the family. We explain to ours costumers that in Anima Negra wines it's possible to found more than callet grapes or Mallorca terroir, it's possible to feel the soul of Miquel Angel.

    Moltes felicitats amic meu,
    VISCA EL BARÇA I VISCA CATALUNYA

  • DmitriEn

    Wow, what a great episode. Loved the guest, his passion about the wine (especially in contrast with the previous episode (wink,wink, nudge, nudge).

  • bluestreak40

    Good show with great guest! I'd like to hang out for a day or 2 with folks like him. The pride and passion really came thru loud and clear.

  • CBone

    Good stuff. I liked this guy. The wines sounded nice.

    QOTD: I don't know anything about them, except the last time I was in Rome (this past May/June) thousands of Barcelona fans came to town, and 5 of them beat up a local kid beneath my rented apartment window so badly he had to be taken to a hospital. There was a pool of blood left on the ground 3' in diameter. Why did this happen? Because he was wearing a Roma shirt (in Rome!). Then another part of this group spray painted on a beautiful Renaissance building designed by Giacomo Vignola. They went away shortly after that. That's all I know about Barcelon FC.

  • K4C3Y

    I come from an old FL family with ancestry from Minorca, the sister island, so very interested to see anything to do with the gastronomy of the Balearics. I love Iberian wine, and would love try something from that region. Don't suppose anyone's found anything of interesting out of Minorca or Ibiza? QOTD: I know little-nothing about futball.

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    Thanks for the great show, I love learning about new areas and new grapes!

  • Anonymous

    have you tried any wines from Canary Islands in Spain? They make minerally and floral wines that are very distinct

  • Anonymous

    Enjoy Spanish wines allot..guest looks likes the Spanish version of Sammy Hagar.. http://www.winelx.com

  • luca bercelli

    91/100

    lines of the day – ‘Mallorca…you could walk it coast to coast if you’re in great shape like Mott’ and (of barging a young Pats fan) ‘I don’t want to be defined by that moment; that was a 65, in other moments I’m a 99’

    Very enjoyable episode with really interesting guest (who manages to hang in there despite not having the best grasp of English). GV turning into a very good listener….at last !

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