SPAIN : CATALONIA
MED-BODIED, ORANGE PEEL, DRIED APRICOT, PEACH, WHITE PEPPER, HONEY, NO OAK
Delicious, completely natural skin contact (aka “orange”) wine with nice acidity, some tannin & a touch of funk. 100% Xarel-lo grapes from 70 year old vines spend 8-14 weeks on the skins before spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts in tinaja (clay), after which the wine spends ~3 months on the lees with weekly battonage, and then aged in the same amphora for 4 months before bottling in clay. Unfined & unfiltered, low sulfur.
PAIR WITH: Baked Asparagus w/Gruyère, Garlic, & Bacon
PORTUGAL : VINHO VERDE : MINHO
Tinta Cão, Vinhão, Loureiro
LIGHT-BODIED, DRY, RED BERRY, GRAPEFRUIT, FLORAL, NO OAK
This cloudy, curious rose comes from an esteemed biodynamic producer in Vinho Verde pioneering experimental techniques such as the use of chestnut flowers in order to stabilize his wines ... pretty cool stuff. Soft red fruit, shining acidity, and a sharp, savory finish — here's a chance to try something equal parts different and delicious.
ECOLOGY Biodynamic & Low Sulfur
PAIR WITH : Whipped Cranberry Goat Cheese
Slovenia : Posavje
DRY, LIGHT-BODIED, TANNIN SKIN-CONTACT, RIPE ORCHARD FRUIT, NO OAK