Winery to Watch 2012

Conca de Barberà, Spain: Josep Foraster

The Foraster family has been growing grapes for generations in Conca de Barberà in central Catalonia, but it wasn’t until 1998 that Josep Foraster began bottling them. His son, Ricard, took over in 2004, and has taken the 84-acre winery to prominence with his wines. The star of the portfolio is the trepat, an obscure variety normally used for rosados or cavas. Foraster opted for a new interpretation, transforming trepat into a delicious, refreshing and electric red ideal for charcuterie.