Words like “expressive”, “elegant”, “ardent”, “harmonious” “powerful” “lively” “racy”, “soft” and “full” all stem from the language of wine writers. At a closer look they also turn out to describe musical features. It thus appears that wine and music are essentially related. Isn’t wine the music of the palate?

This perception was the intellectual basis of the project “Wine and Music from Spain”, realized by the internationally renowned pianist Makiko Takeda-Herms, a disciple of the great Alicia de Larocha, and the winery Bodega Los Barrancos. It consists of a compact disk featuring classical spanish piano music by the composers Albéniz, Granados, de Falla and Mompou interpreted by Mrs. Takeda-Herms. In addition, Bodega Los Barrancos has bottled a special edition of its “Cerro de la Retama 2006”. It is limited to 1.800 bottles.

The cover of the CD and the label of the wine uses an ink drawing of the sculptor Thomas Duttenhöfer. The leaflet accompanying the disc contains an essay (in german) about wine and music by Peter Hilgard.