Though Spain is most famous for its vast variety of red wines, the country is also responsible for some ridiculously delicious whites. Summer is in full force right now and we’re craving refreshing, interesting whites much like the three we’ll be tasting this Friday. These are the “new wave” of Spanish whites with completely unique personalities and tastes. Join us this Friday to cool off with some summer whites from Spain. Here’s what we’ll be testing out this week:
1. 2012 Avinyo Petillant (Penedes, Spain)
Petillant is a vi d’agulla, a charming and slightly frizzante wine from the Penedès region of Spain. Its name means “wine with a prickle” and is intended as a fresh, summertime wine. Avinyo’s version is based on a blend of Petit Grain Muscat and Macabeu. It is a fresh and beautifully aromatic white wine with aromas and flavors of melon and honeysuckle.
2. 2011 Gramona Gessami (Penedes, Spain)
Here’s another floral/aromatic number from the northwestern, Catalan region of Spain. This one blends Sauvignon Blanc with Muscat and Gewurztraminer to create a wine that most could just smell all day. Fresh spring flowers, jasmine, rose, peach and apricot make this the ultimate white wine to serve with spicy Asian cuisine.
3. 2011 Botani Moscatel Seco (Malaga, Spain)
If you haven’t figure it out yet, Spain produces some very “pretty smelling” white wines and not all members of the Muscat/Moscato family produces sappy sweet wines. This last one is technically dry, but many of you won’t agree with that statement. From about as far south as you can go in Spain, this is 100% Muscat of Alexandria made by Jorge and Victoria Ordonez. Intoxicatingly exotic, floral and with a bouquet that could fill an entire room, you will want to buy a bottle of this…………..I promise!
Buy any six mixed bottles from the tasting and we’ll give you a 15% discount or buy any twelve mixed bottles and we’ll give you a 20% discount!