SPAIN : RIOJA
Tempranillo (86%), Graciano (8%), Mazuela (4%), Garnacha (2%)
MED-FULL-BODIED, BLACK CHERRY, CASSIS, RASPBERRY, SWEET SPICE, HERBS, EARTH, OAK
Traditionally styled Rioja from the Pérez-Villota family's 100ha estate in DOCa Rioja Alavesa (just 50 miles south of the vineyards in Basque Country, this is the smallest and northernmost sub-region of Rioja) ... 'Selvanevada' is elegant and balanced, with complex aromatics and a lively and colorful but clean palate of dark berry fruit, sweet spice (nutmeg, cinnamon), dried herbs, subtle oak, and dense, dusty tannins.
Drink tonight & every night, or hold until ~2029.
FARMING : Conventional (traditional but "respectful") : dry-farmed bush farms are cultivated manually without the use systemic pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or fertilizer
WINEMAKING : Varieties ferment separately in stainless steel tanks for 2 weeks; aged for 6 months in French oak barriques
PAIRING : Fabada Asturiana (Spanish Pork & Bean Stew)
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Germany : Rheinhessen
OFF-DRY, LIGHT-MEDIUM BODIED, DARK FRUITS, SOFT TANNINS, FRESH, NO OAK
Australia : Victoria
MEDIUM BODIED, RED FRUIT, BRIGHT, CRISP, NO OAK
Bright, crisp red fruit on the nose with hints of peach. Palate has great acidity, with light minerality and continuing red fruit. Drinking fabulously now, since Southern Hemisphere rosé are released 6 months prior to Northern.
SPAIN : MURCIA : JUMILLA
Monastrell, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon
MEDIUM-FULL BODIED, RED BERRIES, CURRANT, SILKY, SMOKE, SUPPLE, OAK PRESENTECOLOGY: Conventional