“My aim is to maintain the intensity whilst maintaining the freshness” explained Norrel Robertson in the tasting of his garnacha wines from Calatayud in Mares Vinos.
Wines tasted: The Cup & Rings, El Mondongo, Manga del Brujo, En sus Treces & El Puño.
Absolutely loved “El Mondongo” which is bursting with red fruits and a potpourri of herbs (thyme, laurel, mint) & liquorice. Would go so well with a lamb roast!
En sus Treces is a great gastro wine, intense red and black fruit expression, wonderful mineral notes with a lasting persistence.
Can’t wait to see more of these wines in Madrid!
Castilla y Leon, Spain
Our pick from the Spanish Inquisition tasting @the_wine_thief!
Appearance: Dark burgundy haloed by a cherry red rim.
Nose: An immediate floral component lifts out of the glass showing distinct hibiscus to start. The bouquet then reveals lots of fruit with candied orange, raspberries, plum jam and blackberry giving the nose incredible structure. Lastly, a toasty, cigar box element adds depth and complexity.
Palate: Punchy acid lifts through pomegranate, liquorice and fresh cherry flavours which then quickly subside with drying tannins. As the wine opens up more subtle, vegetal characters of artichokes can be discovered which is tied together beautifully with a bonfire smokiness. It was so awesome to try such a rare and interesting varietal, will definitely be hunting down more expressions of it at our locals!
#BodegasPincelo was the first certified organic winery in the North-West region of Spain. The delicious wines produced give off a huge range in flavor. They could go anyway from stonefruit to white pepper to blooming florals.
This Picaro while pink in color, is not a rosé, but rather a tinto. It’s a co-fermentation of white and red Spanish varieties. Try this unique expression of Ribera del Duero @alma_miami 30% off for wine Wednesday.