In March we are going to travel from France to Spain! These two old world winemaking regions have been sharing their agricultural practices (with some hidden secrets) for centuries. This also parallels my love for finding grapes with similar textures, or flavors that you can explore.
Our Flash sale this week has a Malbec from Cahors, France; a Bordeaux style blend from the region of Montsant, Spain; and a Monastrell from Jumilia Spain which I put in a group of black soul grapes; dark juice with dark flavors. Montsant and Priorat which are in the North-Eastern parts of Spain. This area was a refuge for Bordeaux producers when there was a vineyard plight affecting Burgundy. There are stories of Bordeaux producers picking original root stock and landing in these areas in Spain to save their livelihood. Once the coast was clear, the vines were left and were adapted in some wines.
Calling all MALBEC, BORDEAUX, CABERNET SAUVIGNON LOVERS!! These are the wines for you!
Priorat (A small plateau of ancient villages making wine with delicious structure and age)
2017 Vall Llach Embruix (Garnatxa / Merlot / Syrah / Carignan / Cabernet Sauvignon) $21.98
2017 Black Slate Porrera (Garnatxa / Cariñena) $17.98 **Organic
2016 Costers Del Priorat Petit Pissarres (Garnacha / Carignan) $17.98 **Organic
2017 La Cartuja (Garnacha Mazuelo) $15.98Montsant(Also known as the Holy Mountain and the finishing point of the Camino de Santiago and rich winemaking history)
2018 Lectores La Seleccion (Grenache/Carignan/Macebeo) $18.98
2017 Joan D’anguera Alta Roses (Garnatxa) $17.98
2018 Can Blau (Mazuelo/Syrah/Garnacha Negra) $11.98
2018 Bula (Carinena/Grenache/Syrah) $9.98
Almansa, Yecla, Jumilla…3 winemaking regions south of Valencia, making dark brooding blends.
These are wines that will warm you up on a cold day, and pair great with all the dishes of this cold season!
2016 Casa Castillo (Monastell/Garnacha) Jumilla $14.98
2018 Juan Gil ‘Silver Label’ (Monastrell) Jumilla $11.98
2018 Bodegas Olivares ‘Altos de la Hoya’ (Monastrell) Jumilla $9.98
2018 Tarima (Monastrell) $7.98 Jumilla
2017 Carro (Monastrell/Syrah/Merlot/Temrpanillo) Yecla $9.98
2016 Alcaria Old Vines (Monastrell/Sryah/Garnacha Tintorera) Yecla $9.98
2019 Laya (Garnacha Tintorera/Monastrell) Almansa $6.98