The winery’s emblematic LaFou de Batea 2014 wine was awarded 94 points in the Spanish wine guide- Guía Peñín 2018- and classified it in the category of “Unique Wines”. The guide highlights its bright cherry colour, aromas of red berries, flowers, spices and herbal scents. In the mouth, it is [...]
The Catalan Wine Association organised an international mission to promote Catalan wines. They invited 6 top North-American journalists to Catalonia to discover the DO Catalunya (Catalan appellations of origin) and its different winegrowing regions. The LaFou winery was chosen as one of the wineries of interest. Journalists Catherine Todd (www.damewine.com) [...]
Over the weekend from July 14 to 16, the culinary fair "TASTVM Vila-seca: Wine-pairing from our land" was held at the castle in the town of Vila-seca. LaFou Winery actively took part in this fair with a stand in the wine space where guests could taste three wines from the [...]
On July 10, the Catalan Association of Sommeliers (ACS) celebrated its annual event to honour Catalonia's top sommelier for the year 2017. It was hosted at the Hotel Restaurant Villa Retiro in Xerta. The night was full of emotions, surprises and smiles, with a dinner that celebrated the wines from [...]
Àngel Garcia Petit (oenologist, communicator and a qualified sommelier) picked LaFou Els Amelers as his wine of choice for the section on wines in the magazine “Cuina”. In the article, Àngel describes LaFou Els Amelers as a white wine to enjoy on the magic nights of summer: one to be [...]
“A Taste of Spain” is an exclusive event organized by Wine Spectator, one of the most influential specialist magazines within its sector. The event was held on June 19 in the Palais de la Bourse which is located in the heart of the historical center of Bordeaux, France. Wine Spectator [...]
On May 29, LaFou Celler celebrated its 10th anniversary by bringing together its top clients and key figures in the world of wine. During this celebratory event, Ramon Roqueta, (oenologist and Director of LaFou winery) joined Josep Pelegrín (Best Sommelier in Spain 2016) to lead a tasting session of LaFou [...]
Federico Oldenburg, a journalist and editor who specializes in food and wine, features LaFou Els Amelers in an article in Metrópoli, a supplement with the El Mundo newspaper. He writes about the trend of fermenting and ageing white wine in concrete tanks. LaFou Els Amelers is fermented and aged for [...]
On May 19, the Spanish wine guide -La Semana Vitivinícola - published a guide to wines and oils from Valencia. LaFou Celler wines were very highly rated in the guide: LaFou de Batea 2012 was awarded 96 points, LaFou Els Amelers 2015 received 94 points and LaFou El Sender 2014 [...]
LaFou de Batea and LaFou Els Amelers pick up the Gold and Gold + 90 medals respectively at the Gilbert & Gaillard International Competition 2017. The magazine Gilbert & Gaillard is of French origin and has over 25 years of experience. It runs its tasting worldwide throughout the 5 continents. [...]
Five wines from Terra Alta, a region in the extreme south of Catalonia, were very highly rated by the magazine “Sobremesa”. One of the five wines that stood out was LaFou de Batea, which was awarded 93 points by the magazine. This fitting choice highlights the personality of the native [...]
In April, the magazine “Cupatges” recommends LaFou Els Amelers as one of seven oak-aged white wines that must be tasted. LaFou Els Amelers is 100% white Grenache and its name “els amelers” pays tribute to the almond trees that grow alongside the vines in the vineyards in the Terra Alta [...]
Vinexpo Bordeaux is the top international trade fair for wine professionals and the magazine Wine Spectator has joined Vinexpo to set up a new and exciting gastronomic event at the fair which is “A Taste of Spain”. This exclusive celebration will be held at “El Palais de la Bourse” in [...]
On 8 March last, Joan Vaqué, who is responsible for wine tourism at the LaFou winery, appeared on a wine programme called Denominació d’Origen which featured on the TV channel “Districte 21” (Canal 21 Ebre). For almost 11 minutes, Joan presented LaFou and three of its wines, as well as [...]
On Saturday 11 February, the tasting session for the international competition Grenaches du Monde took place in Sardinia. The contest is promoted by the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins du Roussillon to honour top wines made with the Garnacha variety from designations of origin all around the world. LaFou de Batea [...]
Decanter, an English magazine, published a great article on the rise of Catalan white wine and the commitment to quality of these wines in this territory. The article recommends the winery LaFou Celler under the section ‘Catalonia: six names to know’. Read article: http://www.lafou.net/news/170201-Decanter-LAFOU.pdf
In a charming and intimate article written by Jesús d’Ávila for the magazine “La Semana Vitivinícola”, Ramon Roqueta, the owner and wine expert at the winery LaFou Celler, explains how and when he came about the idea of creating the winery. He also describes how he came up with the [...]
The wine guide “Sin Mala Uva 2017” awarded 92 points to LaFou Els Amelers. The same wine was given 90 points in the yearbook of wines “Anuario de Vinos El País 2017 “, while LaFou Batea was awarded 91 points.
The ABC Wine Guide 2017 awarded 92 points to LAFOU Els Amelers. Among the thousands of wines tasted throughout 2016, six hundred have been selected with an aim to providing a recommendation of the country’s best wines for 2017.
On the last weekend of October, the 29th edition of the Wine Festival in Terra Alta was held in Gandesa, a fair which attracted a large number of visitors and participating wineries. The Festival closed its doors after a busy weekend which drew large crowds of visitors. The wine-tasting sessions [...]
The 2016 vintage will be remembered as one of the driest in recent times in the Terra Alta region, and in the Batea area the harvest yield was down by 25% to 30%. It was, however, an outstanding year as far as grape health and quality are concerned; high acidity [...]
LAFOU El Sender obtained the gold medal at CWSA (China Wine & Spirits Awards). This international competition is considered to be the most prestigious of its kind for wines and spirits in Hong Kong and China. According to the CNN, it is the most influential competition in the world.
Ramon Roqueta has been awarded the "Best Winemaker of the Year" by the Catalan Association of Sommeliers (ACS). The winemaker received this award in the Sommeliers' Night meeting held in Girona. The event was opened by the President of the Generalitat, Carles Puigdemont, and brought together renowned sommeliers, winemakers and [...]
Some of the main media highlight the new vintage 2015 of Lafou Els Amelers. This wine from Terra Alta region showcases the value of White Grenache. Its name Els Amelers is a tribute to the almond trees planted alongside the vines in the Terra Alta vineyards.
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