What better to sit back with than a bottle from the Spanish masters? Everybody knows that the Spanish have been in the wine game for a very long time. Some believe that the first grape vines were cultivated in Spain sometime between 4000 and3000BC. It would seem that they have had quite a while to perfect their skills, let’s have a look at what they have to offer…
Hecula Monsatrell, Familia Castano 2014 @ £9.95
This 100% Monastrell wine is deep cherry red in colour, with complex aromas of raspberry, mulberry and liquorice. On the palate, it shows juicy blackberry flavours, freshness, soft and rounded tannins and a long finish. Enjoy with hearty stews.
Izadi Rioja Blanco 2014 @ £12.95
Straw yellow in colour with bright green tones. With succulent citrus and yellow stone fruit on both the nose and the palate, this fresh wine is well-structured and has a refreshing acidity but a nice bit of body to give some backbone to this wine.
Vina Ardanza Reserva Rioja Alta 2007 @ £26.95
Complex and perfumed primary and secondary aromas of earth, spice and red fruits with a long, elegantly structured medium weight body of spicy tannins and layers of flavour. Enjoy over the next decade as the richness and power will soften to spice and earth, augmenting game casserole or wild duck.
All of these wines are available in the shop but are all rather popular! Come and grab a couple before they all disappear!