Box: October 2018

Viva España

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Now that we have summer behind us, it is time to get back to the heat. The sun, sea and hills of Spain is our October destination.

This time round we decided to concentrate all our white wines around the north of the country and on a single grape – Verdejo. Light, crisp and straw colored, this is a great wine for sipping in any weather. Offering a great balance of minerals, acidity and fruit, this is a perfect grape for white fish. Even better if it is fried, need I say more? We have also added a bargain basement Sauvignon Blanc that although a bit light, delivers an impressive amount of taste for its price range.

In the red corner, it is difficult to see the bottles behind all the “metal” these wines have collected. Nearly each one more celebrated than the other, all bring a smooth blend of flavor. Be it the Tempranillo Grand Reserva that was once crowned wine of Spain, or the Grenache from 100 year old vines, they all bring an explosion of excitement for your mouth ! Coffee, cheery, cedar, licorice, leather, vanilla. I don’t know where they ran out of things to put in the ground over there.

So lets all prolong our summer a few more days with some sunshine in a bottle  – enjoy!

 

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Calle Principal Sauvignon Blanc

Calle

Wine description:

  • Country: Spain
  • Grape: Sauvignon blanc
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Style: Medium-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Víno výhodně.cz
  • Price: 165 Kč

Mike's Tip

40 years the same thing. I guess when you found the right formula for a simple, fresh Sauvignon, there is no need to change. Pears, apples and a touch of acidity, this is one of those value wines that you will come back to time and again.

Caballo d’Oro Rueda do Verdejo

Caballa w

Wine description:

  • Country: Spain
  • Grape: Verdejo
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Medium-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Víno výhodně.cz
  • Price: 219 Kč

Mike's Tip

Rueda is one of the "hip" places for Spanish wine at the moment. Located in the north west and split by the river Duero that continues into Portugal, the area is a little cooler than other regions near by. Altitude also helps. At 650m, this is Verdejo country, and a perfect place it is !

Tuna Club

Tuna

Wine description:

  • Country: Spain
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Medium-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine for immediate consumption
  • Supplier: Víno výhodně.cz
  • Price: 199 Kč

Mike's Tip

Named after the famous club of the same name on Catalina Island (that's California folks :-), this was the place to find Charlie Chaplin and Bing Crosby on a weekend break. Nothing to do with this light blend of Verdejo and Sauvignon blanc, but just thought you would like to know....Melons and minerals without the movie stars.

Nube

Nube

Wine description:

  • Country: Spain
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 12,5%
  • Style: Medium-bodied dry white wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Víno výhodně.cz
  • Price: 259 Kč

Mike's Tip

Clean, fresh, salty and all the hints of a New Zealand Sauvignon blanc. Sounds more complicated than it need be, but this is lovely wine with great acidity that will clean your pallet. A great seafood wine from Sauvignon and Viura.

Ursa Maior Rioja

Ursa

Wine description:

  • Country: Spain
  • Grape: Cuveé
  • Alcohol: 13,5%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Víno výhodně.cz
  • Price: 229 Kč

Mike's Tip

This Crianza has been awarded 3 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals over the years. Made from a base of Tempranillo with a touch of Grenache and Mazuelo delivers a blend of cherries, coffee and vanilla.

Caballo d’Oro Gran Reserva

Caballo gr

Wine description:

  • Country: Spain
  • Grape: Tempranillo
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Style: Full-bodied red aged in oak
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Víno výhodně.cz
  • Price: 329 Kč

Mike's Tip

Just the facts - voted the best wine in Spain. A pretty impressive CV. Dark and full of chocolate, coffee and caramel. A sure thing for steaks or just relaxing, this one is 100% delicious.

Oro Negro

Oro

Wine description:

  • Country: Spain
  • Grape: Grenache
  • Alcohol: 14,5%
  • Style: Full-bodied, rich red wine
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Víno výhodně.cz
  • Price: 329 Kč

Mike's Tip

Hate the bottle, loved everything else. Grown at 800m from some "really old" vines, this is a very elegant gentleman that hides his 14.5% punch. Cherry, blackberry and woody tones gives a soft long finish.

Barón de Santuy Reserva

Baron

Wine description:

  • Country: Spain
  • Grape: Tempranillo
  • Alcohol: 13,5%
  • Style: Full-bodied red aged in oak
  • Drink: Wine with potencial 2 to 5 years
  • Supplier: Víno výhodně.cz
  • Price: 360 Kč

Mike's Tip

Black fruit, liquorish, vanilla and coffee, this one is a spice bomb. An elegant wine with a long history, this winery collects medals like ants to a picnic. This is a perfect companion to the last days of barbeque, so pair it well with something that comes off the grill.