Missenyora 2009

Missenyora is one of my favourite whites of Costers del Segre and I come back to it regularly. 100 % Macabeu, fermented and aged for six months on its lees in new French oak, in the glass shows a bright, pale straw yellow. In the nose it is flowery, also with citric notes and well integrated wood. Off-dry in the mouth, silky, crisp, with long finish. Production limited to twelve thousand bottles.

It is produced by L’Olivera, a cooperative that provides jobs for the mentally challenged. They have a range of white, sparkling, red and sweet wines worth exploring, not to mention top quality olive oil.

At a price of around 11 EUR, the QPR is outstanding IMHO.

The wine’s name (My Lady) is the title of the Abbess of the nearby Cistercian Monastery of Vallbona de les Monges, really worth a visit, together with Poblet and Santes Creus, which configurate the Cister route in the zone. As may be expected, all three have remarkable wines produced in their immediate surroundings.

Vallbona de les Monges monastery


  1. Desconegut per mi el Missenyora... em sona de nom, però mai l'he tastat. Bona descripció has fet d'ell... Ja m'he avançat en descriure el sopar de dimecres passat, però he utilitzat degudament "tunejada" l'explicació del mateix Topik al seu bloc.

  2. Com dic, un bon Macabeu a preu competitiu.

    Per altra banda, aviat faré un post amb els dos maridatges que he fet amb Lo Jaume.