Buy three or more bottles of Spanish wine and receive a 15% discount — Prices Start at $11/bottle.
With deep discounts on any Spanish wine in the shop, this Saturday will be a great time to replenish the cellar, grab yourself a special bottle that has developed with some age, or stock up for your holiday weekend festivities.
John Radford, author of The New Spain, makes the claim that Spanish wine is more vibrant, happening, and fascinating than it has ever been. We could not agree more. Although Elie Wine Co. is first and foremost a French wine shop, we are fiercely proud of our thoughtful selection of Spanish wines that include everything from inexpensive, easy-drinking wines to cellar-worthy, world-class wines. It’s a selection with an emphasis on small producers that control the winemaking process from vineyard to bottle.
Like husband and wife team, Irene Alemany and Laurent Corrio, true garagistes producing a range of world-class wines in the Alt Penedès, the most inland and mountainous subzone of the Penedès wine region of Catalunya. The white “Principia Mathematica” (~$23) is produced from 100% Xarel·lo (shah-REHL-loh), an indigenous grape variety that most Cava drinkers will recognize.
Grab a few bottles of Bodegas César Príncipe “Clarete de Luna” Rosé (~$13) for the weekend. It takes a chill beautifully, as a rosé should, but also offers more dense red fruit, most notably cherry, along with notes of strawberry, raspberry, and watermelon. Perfect for backyard barbecues and days at the shore.
Coto de Gomariz “The Flower and the Bee” Sousón (~$17) is an ideal burger wine. Full of ripe, dark berry aromas with a pinch of herbs and spice, and a bright finish from it’s Galician terroir. This is a red wine that can take a bit of a chill.
If lamb chops are coming off the grill, Ca n’Estruc “L’Equilibrista” (~$27) would be magical. Produced from vineyards on the slopes of Montserrat in Catalunya, and many vines that are close to 80 years old, this is classic Mediterranean red wine. It’s brimming with red and black fruits, juicy acidity, and just enough tannin to balance it all out.
Another husband and wife team, Alfredo Esteve and Nina Coolsaet, are the heart and soul behind Bodega Mas l’Altet. Their deeply aromatic and Syrah-based, Valencian blend “Avi” (~$33) hails from a microclimate that benefits both from the cooling effect of high elevation and the warmth of the nearby Mediterranean Sea.
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Posted on 2016.05.25 in Saturday Sips Wines, Misc Spanish, Spain DO, Penedes, Priorat DOQ, Ribero del Duero, Rioja DOC, Catalunya, Cigales, Bierzo, Sherry/Jerez, Cava, Montsant, Arribes, Navarra, Costers del Segre, Tierra de Leon, Ribeiro, Valencia