German Gilabert Cava Brut Nature Reserva NV (11.5% ABV) 750 ml
Cava is Spain’s most famous sparkling wine. In order to be called Cava, the wine has to be made using the Champagne method, or método tradicional, where the secondary fermentation happens in the bottle. 95% of Cava is produced in the Penedés area of Catalonia, located just southwest of Barcelona. It is no wonder that Cava is the drink of choice in the many tapas bars of the great city. The grapes used for German Gilabert come from the subzone Alt Penedes, where the highest elevation plots are located. Only native grapes are used, and the wine is bottled without added sugar, or Brut Nature Reserva. German Gilabert is a cuvee made especially for Vinos de Terruños By Familia Pastor Gilabert in collaboration with a vintner whom has deep roots and intimate knowledge of Cava production.
Vinification: Fermented in stainless steel vats; Base wine rests on the lees for 45 days; Secondary fermentation in the bottle, a la Methode Champenoise; Raised on the lees 18 to 20 months before disgorgement; Bottled with no dosage.
Character: Fresh, fine bubbles, citrus, mineral, medium bodied, elegant, concentrated, dry, and long.
Gastronomy: Bacalao, Anchovies, Croquetas, Jamón, Seafood.
David Hill - Willamette Valley Estate Pinot Noir 2020 750ml (13.1% ABV)
*Note* get this bottling while you can, the 2021 was unfortunately not able to be put to market due to the wildfires.
-some of the oldest vines in the Willamette Valley
-This vineyard (previously the Charles Coury Vineyard) was first established in 1883 (but due to Prohibition the vines were ripped out and later replanted in 1965 from some Alsatian and Burgundian stock).
-volcanic Laurelwood soil
-organically and dry farmed amongst an array of beehives and cover crops.
-live certified sustainable grapes, salmon safe
-matured for 10 months in neutral French oak.
-bright and juicy Oregon Pinot for fans of Cru Beaujolais. Red berry fruit, forest soil, chopped herbs, and subtle spice. Seamless.
90 points Wint Enthusiast
Adega Sernande - Vertixe 2019 750ml (14% ABV)
'vertixe' (“vertigo” in Gallego) 80% Mencia, 20% Souson.
60 year old Mencia vines with similarly mature Souson, this is a complex & soulful wine from the rugged, steep terrain of Ribeira Sacra. (more specifically Vilachá de Salvadur)
slate (mencia) and quartz (souson) soil
Mencia plot: "plunges down a slope to the river Sil, in the hamlet of Trasmonte (population: 11 people). Planted to 60-year-old Mencía on slate soils at 600 meters altitude, it sits at the foot of the mountain range of A Auga Levada. Viticulturist José Aira (María’s brother) has always worked this vineyard in an organic and respectful way." -Orly Lumbreras
20% stem inclusion, organic farming with some biodynamic practices
fermented in open vats, foot trodden daily
4 months neutral barrel.
Earthy, focused, savory. Brambly berry fruit (wild raspberry), anise, smoke, freshly chopped herbs, long mineral-laden finish. Great tension and grip. Pair with roasted game, hearty stews, pasta bolognese.