This month we are making our Wine Club trip to Spain. All our wines this month are produced by Gil Family Estates from three different producers in different regions of Spain. We are excited to share these new wines with you and hope you enjoy them as much as we do.  Cheers!

Tridente Tempranillo 2015

Deep purple to the edge, aromas of toasty oak, graphite, balsamic, incense, and black fruits are followed by a dense, powerful Tempranillo. Rich, powerful and voluminous on the attack, a huge mouthful of crème-de-cassis concentration, silken and juicy in the mid-palate with excellent length and persistence.

92 Points ~ Guίa Peñίn

 

Food Pairings
  • Lasagna, pizza, dishes with tomato sauce
  • Barbeque and grilled red meats
  • Mexican, tacos, nachos, burritos

The Tempranillo grapes for this wine are from very old vines of up to 130 years, trained in the traditional “vaso” system, and which produce very low yields. The vineyards are in the areas of El Pego and Villanueva de Campeán within the province of Zamora in the regions of Toro and Tierra del Vino respectively. They are planted on top layer of gravel over very sandy soils. The grapes are hand-picked then fermented in stainless steel tanks. The wine is then moved to French oak barrels for 15 month aging.

 

Lagar da Condesa Abariño 2017

Brilliant pale gold in color and copious apple and pear aromas infused with lemon. Outstanding fruit up front with a touch of honey beautifully focused with mineral notes. A rich, full wine with ripe citrus concentration, dense and fleshy, combine with very good acidity and a long finish.

90 Points ~ Guίa Peñίn

 

Food Pairings
  • All kinds of fish
  • Shellfish
  • White meats
  • Vegetables, rices and salads

Lagar Da Condesa is located in the sub-area of Salnés Valley, within the Denomination of Origin Rias Baixas, Galicia in northwest Spain. The predominant grape of the region is the white Albariño. The winery’s structure is the typical Galician Pazo which is surrounded by vineyard trellises reminiscent of a French châteaus. Lagar Da Condesa utilizes the latest technology. They are devoted to extracting only the best quality of grapes in order to produce their superior wine. A percentage of the wine was fermented in 500 and 600 liter French oak barrels and the remain was left of its lees for approximately four months. The lees provided the roundness and structure on the palate and ensured the optimal conditions for aging this white wine.

 

Can Blau Red Blend 2017

Wood smoke, spice box , incense, lavender, black cherry and plum aromas are followed by a mouth filling, round, dense wine with outstanding grip and length. It over delivers in a big way. Drink it over the next 6-8 years.

89 Points ~ James Suckling

 

Food Pairings
  • Roast Pork
  • Beef brisket
  • Lamb gyros
  • Aged cheeses

Cellers Can Blau is located in the D.O. of Montsant, which probably has not yet shown its real potential as far as enological quality is concerned. Contrary to its illustrious neighbor, Priorat, in Montsant one may work with many characteristic varieties and each vine is planted in soils of different compositions. The Cariñena and Garnacha vines used for the production of this wine have an approximate age ranging from 35 to 50 years. The vineyards of Garnacha are in the area of Cornudella de Montsant, around 2,000 ft. in altitude and on slate soils. The Cariñena vineyards are located in the Darmós and Masroig area and are on clay soils. The Syrah vineyards are located on limestone soils.  Aged 12 months in French oak.

 

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