A blend of 63% Garnacha and 37% Carinena, Cims del Montsant is made from grapes grown at the foot of the Montsant in the Siurana valley and aged for five months in French oak barrels. This medium-bodied wine starts of with a floral bouquet of bright red fruit, strawberry pastille and red currant preserves on the nose. The well structured palate offers good depth of fruit with mulberry, dark plum flavors with underlying notes of fresh ginger and baking spice towards a bold, focused finish. This wine is part of the Seminar presentation for tonight. You will be able to taste it first hand.
A gorgeous ripe cherry tones and purple sustained. Big, warm and fleshy with an expression of its youthful elegant tannic, expanding into a long and broad taste that will evolve correctly. On the palate, after a long maceration and controlled fermentation, this wine presents us with a beautiful dress, broad and intense.
This wine is produced from the premsal grape vineyards in the Felanitx region, where the nature of the soil locally known as “call vermell” provides the unique character and balance of the fruit. Production is on a small scale and the grapes are carefully selected before they are submitted to a medium aging (crianza) process which provides a fresh tasting finish. The grapes are harvested entirely by hand, then individually selected, followed by soft pressing and careful racking. Aged and fermented 50% in French casks and 50% in cement tanks.
Botani, the only dry wine of the winery, is made with a careful selection of the best Moscatel de Alejandria grapes grown in the vineyards on the north-facing slopes of the mountains of Axarquia. Due to the steepness of the slopes, all the work in the vineyard, including the harvest, is done by hand. The grapes are harvested into small baskets to prevent bruising and are carried by mules to the winery. Dry, layered, and definitely fun with or without food. The wine expresses aromas of orange flower water, lemons, oranges, and mangos in the nose, while the mouth has these same flavors, as well as distinct dried pineapple chunks. The finish is almost completely dry; it’s a bit of a happy roller-coaster ride.
Wine of the Day: Infraganti 100% Verdejo
Infraganti, the 100% Verdejo is a young wine with seductive bouquet. Fresh fruity and flowery flavors and a light and lively finish. Excellent pairings with seafood, fish and salad.
Wine of the Day: Garnacha de Fuego (Fire) Rose, Spain
The winery is located in Munébrega, in the region of Calatayud (Aragon). The winery has 265 acre of Grenache from old vines, located at the top of the slopes ranging from 950 to 1,000 meters above sea level.
The vines are planted on two different plots. The first is characterized by decomposed slate. The second is composed mainly of red clay soils seriously. Although there is very little rainfall in the region, the clay holds enough water to the vines get moisture and are grown without irrigation. Then, the grapes are carefully harvested by hand and selected only the perfectly ripe bunches. The wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures.
This Garnacha de Fuego (Fire) Rose is a solid effort that has a light salmon color to go with notions of cherry blossom, orange peel and herbs de Provence. Medium-bodied, supple, fresh easy-drinking for summer.
Wine of the Day: Bodegas Volver Tarima Hill
This wine is made from old vines planted at the highest elevations. The vineyards finish where the mountains begin, therefore the name Tarima Hill pays homage to the source of the grapes.
Tarima Hill is grown and produced in the D.O. Alicante–one of Spain’s most historic wine regions. The region has been inhabited for over 7,000 years, and has been producing wine for almost as long. Records show wine production during Roman times and it is believed that the region grew grapes during Greek, Phoenician, and Carthaginian periods with evidence of human occupation as far back as prehistoric times. Amphora, Anfora in Spanish, vessels used to transport wine were certainly produced and used here, with many archeological artifacts documented and on display in local museums.