You are officially invited to our Spanish All Stars Wine Tasting with our friend and sommelier Drew Summers of Advintage Distributing. Just stop by — no RSVP required.
Wine lovers unite to sample 5 different Spanish wines, from the classics to some new discoveries from regions off the beaten path. Spain, with its diverse geography and climate, produces a wide variety of high quality wines. From Champagne-like sparkling wines and crisp Albarino to complex Rioja and a rarity from the Canary Islands, we’re hitting some serious high points. Oh yeah, we’ll end with something super special. All you have to do is stop by to taste, learn, and save every Saturday at Table Wine.
Asheville’s Best Free Wine Tasting – Just stop by – we’ve got plenty of free parking!
All the featured tasting wines are 20% off by the bottle on tasting day.
1. 2016 Raventos I Blanc Blanc de Blancs (Penedes, Spain) – Pepe Raventos and his team are re-writing the book on Spanish sparkling wines, and we love what they’re doing. Their Blanc de Blancs is composed of Macabeo, Xarel-lo and Parellada from certified biodynamic/organic vineyards. Showing true class and pedigree, this one is dry, fresh, and tantalizing, with good fruit, floral, and mineral balanced.
2. 2018 Neboa Albarino (Rias Baixas, Spain) – This is unique Albarino and we love it! From old hillside sites planted in slate, it demonstrates why Albarino can sometimes be compared to Dry Riesling. Brisk, fresh, and precise, it shows lovely floral notes along with crisp fruit and lively acidity.
3. 2016 Familia Montana Rioja Crianza (Rioja, Spain) – Here’s a great introduction to traditional Rioja. A blend of mainly Tempranillo with a bit of Graciano, aged in American oak for 12 months, this shows the classic savory notes that great Rioja can possess. Leather and Indian spice aromas lead the charge, followed by ripe, dark berries and mineral. Medium bodied, fine grained, and quite complex for the price, this will please our Old World contingent in a big way.
4. Suertes del Marques La Solana (Canary Islands, Spain) – If you haven’t tried a wine from the Canary Islands yet, please stop by. We’ll let Drew tell you all about the historical significance of this region and its wines, as it’s a great story. But trust us, these are some of the most distinctively delicious wines produced in Spain and all of the world.
5. Surprise Wine – Like I said in the intro, we’ll end with something very special, but please note we’ll only open 1 bottle of this one. Come early or miss out!