"Oh, this year I'm off to sunny Spain, Y Viva Espana!"
Whites (1 bottle of each)
Celler Credo, Miranius, 2018 – Penedes, Spain
100% Xarel-Lo. Varietal aromas of yellow fruits with a fresh, crisp acidity and a nice aging potential, think of a super-charged Muscadet!
Bodegas Ameztoi, Txakoli di Getaria, 2019 – Getaria, Spain
100% Hondarrabi Zuri. A wine from vineyards overlooking the Bay of Biscay in Basque country. Pale green, faint aromas of green apples and plums, very light bright, sharp and salty with biting acidity and a savoury saltiness as well as the classic Txakoli "spritz".
Pirineos, 3404 Blanco, 2019 – Somantano, Spain
Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc. The wine is pale yellow with green hues in the glass whilst the nose has diverse aromas of citrus, orange blossom, white chocolate and vanilla as well as fruit notes of quince and melon. The palate is balanced with equal sweetness and acidity and a great aromatic strength with fruit notes as well as hints of Jasmine, Lavender and white flowers.
Reds (1 bottle of each)
Vinicola Corellana, Donkeyjote, 2018 – Navarra, Spain
100% Garnacha. Deep ruby with violet tinges, intense and complex with subtle notes of ripe red and black fruits as well as prunes and liquorice. As the wine opens it shows some spiciness and an earthy touch. Light and elegant tannins.
Bodegas Fuentenarro, Cuatro Meses, 2018 – Ribera del Duero, Spain
100% Tempranillo. Beautiful garnet colour with violet reflections. Aromas of red and black fruit, blueberries, currants, red plum, ripe peach, dried rose petals, truffle, coffee beans and a background of vanilla predominate. An enveloping wine with sweet tannins. Ripe and with good structure, flavours of blueberries, currants, plums, blackberries and peaches, with a long finish.
Adegas Guimaro, Tinto Joven, 2019 – Ribeira Sacra, Spain
Mencía (aprox 85%), plus 15% Galician indigenous varieties – Caiño, Merenzao, Sousón, Mouraton, Garnacha Tintorera.. Very fresh, characterised by notes of red fruits. The palate is loaded with red and black berries on a mineral background with good freshness and acidity.