Spanish Wine Tasting with DeVino –

Campos de RiscaDecember 5th, East End Wines – 5p – 8p

Bodega Viña Ijalba -

Bodega Viña Ijalba Genoli White Wine Rioja 2012 ● (Viura) – 11.97 – Organic – a white wine grape used on either side of the Pyrenees, in the north and east of Spain and the southernmost reaches of France. A versatile grape, it is used in still, sparkling, dry and sweet wines. The wines can be fresh, floral and aromatic when harvested sufficiently early and aged in stainless steel, as this one is. Also called Macabeo in sparkling wine.

Bodega Viña Ijalba Livor Tempranillo 2012 ● – 11.97 – Organic – Aromas of bright cherries and spice are followed with straightforward tastes of juicy, red fruit and hints of herbs.  The finish is spicy and the acidity is balanced.  A terrific mid-week wine that pairs really well with lamb or pork! 100% Tempranillo in a clean, unoaked style. Cherry fruitiness and old-fashioned Rioja crispness. A silly quotient of character and quality for the price.

Campos de España –

Campos de Luz Garnacha 2012 – 12.57 – Winter was very dry and cold. There was a little light rain in the spring, but virtually none throughout the growing season, leading to a perfectly healthy, but relatively small harvest, with intensely colored grapes. The color is a deep red, with the bright hints of purple at the edges indicating youth. Aromas of fresh red and black fruits, flowers and a touch of black pepper. On the palate it is rich and well-balanced, with subtle tannins providing support to the fruit to give a rounded finish.

Campos de Risca Monastrell 2011 ● – 13.57 – Organic – Monastrell, resistant to drought, with straggly bunches of small berries. The berries themselves have thick skins and high acidity, so they need all of that sun to ripen properly. In recent times, small amounts of Syrah have been planted too. Very deep ruby red, with a hint of the violet colors of a young wine. On the nose aromas of stewed black berries and jams, with spicy notes of pepper. The palate has a good acidity which keeps the wine fresh and juicy. Full and weighty, the wine has a long and pleasant aftertaste.

New Items – November 2014 –

Cornelissen Munj. Bianco 13 –  49.57

The Wine Store Person Bag – 2.97

67oz Traditional Decanter –  29.97

Dufaitre B. Nouveau 2014 – 18.57

Ciacci Picco. Brunello Mont 08 – 49.97

L. Barral Faugeres R. 2011 –  34.97

Cornelissen Munj Bianco13 –  49.57

Cornelissen Contadino ’13 – 29.57

Countryside Farm Gift Box –  59.97

M. Magnien Bourg R. 12 –  33.57

Arnot Roberts Trousseau 13 –  43.57

Petit Haut Lafitte 2010 –  41.57

Turley Old Vines Zin 2012 –  34.57

Sutil Limited Release Syrah –  9.97

H. Perrusset Macon Wht ’13 – 18.57

Sadie Skerpioen Wht ’13 –  53.57

Sadie Palladius White ’12 –  110.97

Sadie T Voetpad White ’13 –  63.57

Dom Begude Bandol 2010 – 50.97

Dupeuble B. Nouveau ’14 –  18.97

Molino Grace Margone 06 –  55.97

Scott Estate Chard 2012 –  17.57

Pazos de Eguren Temp 12 –  9.57

Ramsay PN 2013 –  15.97

Gauchezco Malbec 2010 –  10.57

Torre Zecchei Prosecc NV – 14.97

Ca del Sarto PG 2013 –  7.57

Ca del Sarto Nero D’Avola 11 –  11.57

C&P Breton Trinch 13 –  23.97

D. Rion CDN Le Vaucrain 10 –  31.97

Carr Cab Franc Camp 4 ’11 –  36.57

Ch Landon Hebrard 2009 –  16.57

Maquis Lien 2009 –  31.97

Teutonic Trauben 2012 – 43.57

Antica Terra Ceras PN 2012 –  84.57

E. Bordelet Poire Auth. 13 –  21.97

Scacciadiavoli Sag. Sagr. 07 – 36.57

Dashe Enfant Terr. Zin 2011 – 25.57

Dashe Zin 2011 – 25.57

El Gobernador Sidra Nat. –  7.57

Zardetto Prv Cuvee Brut NV –  11.57

Stella Pinot Grigio 2013 –  9.57

Stella Chianti 2012 –  11.57

Librandi Ciro Rosato 2012 –  11.57

Leyda Chardonnay 2013 –  13.97

Kris Heart Rosso 2011 – 14.57

Leyda PN 2012 –  14.57

J. Copinet M Etienne Brut 2014 – 58.57

C. Gagnerot La Micaude PN 2011 –  55.57

J. Falmet Champ. Trad Brut NV –  43.57

V. Cantina Rosso 2011 –  10.57

C. de Luz Garn Crianza ’10 –  13.57

Arpepe Sassella SR Rsv 06 –  53.97

M. Lacuesta Red Vermouth –  7.97

Dufaitre Beaug Village 13 –  21.97

Mengoba Blanca 2007 – 14.57

Eric Bordelet Tendre 2013 –  16.57

Ernest Engineer PN 2012 –  36.97

Robin K Chard RRV 2012 –  17.97

Fonne Cremnt Alsace Rose –  20.97

Martinez Lacuesta Vermth RD –  6.57

A. Conti Montepulciano R12 –  6.57

Qaramy Malbec 2011 – 14.97

Tibouren Clos Cibonne Rose 12 – 25.97

Dom. Montborgeau L’Etoile 10 – 31.97

Free Askari Tasting – Spanish Wines – Friday, November 14th – 5pm – 8pm -

AskariFrancesc Ricart Cava Brut NV – 14.57 – Respects the essence of a traditional brut as it is aged in the bottle for 14 months, but is still maintains its freshness making it an easy-drinking & enjoyable wine. Xarel-lo, Macabeo & Perellada. Nice package. Floral, citrusy (tangerine), clean & pretty. Fresh, softer acid. Like it. Friendly. From Almansa, Spain. Light color, floral nose, great balance.

2012 La Garnacha Salvaje del Moncayo Ribera del Quelies – 11.97 – Organic vineyard on the slopes of the Moncayo end of the Ebro Valley (Ribera del Queiles, Northern Spain). From over 55 year-old vines. Slatey soils rich in pebbles & very low temperatures in winter. A fruity & fresh wine that has sweet tannins. Now is exactly the right time for these Garnachas to start delivering their best. Aged for 5 months in new French oak barrels.

2013 Matsu El Picaro BD – 14.57 – Picaro means ‘rogue’ or ‘rascal’. Tinto de Toro (Tempranillo). The grapes come from mature vines 80 to 100 years old, but the wine spends only three months in oak, preserving their natural fruit profile. Aromas of ripe blackberries & raspberries, with subtle hints of fresh cocoa. The palate is bold yet supple, with ripe tannins & a mineral grip. Intense aroma with black fruits prevailing over red fruits. Mineral notes are also noticed, thus creating a fresh but complex wine. This wine is full-bodied yet leaves, at the same time, sweet & pleasant sensations provided by the ripe grapes.

Castillo de Maetierra Libalis Melante 2008 – 500 ml – 15.97 – “It is a velvety, silky, thick wine, but fresh at the same time. It is a wine born from the best grapes in Maetierra, the most mature grapes, those that remain the longest period on the vines, are bronzed, healthier & sweeter. It is our sweet wine, our dessert wine. It is the wine that best expresses the potential of the Muscat à Petits Grains variety. Tropical fruit. Muscat à Petits Grains is considered the most aromatic variety in the world, & it is also a variety from la Rioja. Cultivation had been abandoned in the early 19th century with the arrival of the phylloxera disease. Intense aromas of ripe fruit, honey & orange peel on the nose. In the mouth it is full-flavored & dense, with hints of nuts & a perfect balance between sweetness & acidity.”