Taste of Spain


Weekly Wine Flight: Tues, June 8 – Thurs, June 10

This week we turn to the land of flamenco dancing, siestas, Gaudi and yes, tasty food and wine, to try 3 wines from 3 different regions of Spain. Featuring:

  • Isaac Fernandez ‘Biutiful’, Cava – Ranked a Best Buy by both Wine Enthusiast and Vinous, this traditionally made sparkling (methode champenoise) of Macabeo and Chardonnay has notes of warm bread, a touch of creamy butter and a nice dash of lemon on the finish. $13 btl, $6 btg
  •  Arrumaco Rosé, Galacia – This 100% Garnacha rosé from the far northwest of Spain (bordering the Atlantic and Portugal) benefits from the ocean breezes and abundant sun: handpicked in early fall and fermented under cool cellar temperatures to highlight the rich flavours of the grape results in a bright blush tasting of raspberries and plums with a silky finish. $12 btl, $6 btg
  • Torremon Tinto, Ribera del Duero – This unoaked 100% Tempranillo makes for a unique find (and great summer red!) Grown in the high arid region above Madrid — in a town of 100 people, all of whom work for the vineyard – the grapes are picked at night, fermented, then aged on the lees for several weeks to extract the true flavour and color of the grape. The result? A fresh, ruby red tasting of blueberry, blackberry and boysenberry with hints of pepper and cassis and a silky minerality on the finish. $15 btl, $7 btg

Tasting: $11

Paired with: Shrimp & Chorizo Flatbread

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