Fiesta Spanish Six – 10% off!
6 brilliant wines that demonstrate the exciting new wave of wine making in Spain at the moment – mineral, zippy whites and elegant, crunchy reds lead the way here.
Senōrio de Cruces 2020, Albariño, Rías Baixas 13.5%
An Albarino from Rías Baixas in Galicia, Northwest Spain. A fresh zesty wine with grape varietal characteristics of stone fruit (apricot and nectarine) and citrus (lemon). A light easy drinking wine perfect for most foods and crowds great with classic seafood dishes or Asian and spicy food.
Cucú 2019, Verdejo, Castilla y León 14%
Sourced from organic grapes grown in Segovia, one of the cooler parts of the region. The wines is fermented in stainless steel before being allowed to aged on its lees for a further eight months. The result is bright and bursting with citrus zest, bitter melon flavours and with a well structured mineral edge. It’s medium bodied and softly textured which makes it a very rewarding mouthful. Perfect as an aperitif, or try with poultry, white fish or hard cheeses.
Artuke 2020, Rioja 13.5%
“If you’re wondering what a modern young Rioja tastes like, organic Artuke makes a delicious starting point. Produced by a family winery set up in 1991, this juicy charmer has lipsmackingly pure summer fruit flavours with a mineral edge. As enjoyable by itself as it is with food” – Mary Dowey, The Gloss Magazine with the Irish Times
Le Natural 2019, Navarra 14%
“Le Naturel” is a new project for the organically certified Aroa winery in Navarra: non-interventionist, no sulfur added Garnacha (with a smattering of other local varieties.) The grapes are manually harvested from organically certified vineyards, then briefly macerated (5 days) before fermentation in very large vats. This is a pleasing and direct natural wine, with dominant notes of red raspberry, blackberry and violet. A joy in the glass and an incredible value at this price.
Milu 2020, Ribera Del Duero 13.5%
Quinta Milu are a small scale producer – only around 12,000 bottles of this are made – that make lighter wines with less oak character than usually found from Ribera del Duero. This delicious wine is packed with ripe dark cherry and plum fruit flavours, together with a touch of something herbaceous. A wine with a nice fresh finish and soft, silky tannins; good to drink on its own or with pasta or paella.
Vermell 2019, Valencia 13%
A real favourite here, Vermell is an easy going red is floral and delicate, with a medium bodied palate, fine tannins and great balance. This blend of Garnacha, Mandó, Monastrell has a slick note of cherry sweetness settles quickly into savoury elegance. The palate is mid-weight, fresh and beautifully balanced on fine natural acid and delicate but mature fruit tannin.