Chile & Spain – June 6, 4pm – 8pm
Lomas del Valle Sauvignon Blanc 2012 – 13.57 – Casablanca, Chile. Sourced from Loma Larga vineyards, Lomas del Valle wines are oak-free, having a generous fruit expression, freshness and great natural acidity; this wines represents the commitment of Loma Larga with its terroir. The interest in wine in the Diaz family goes back to the nineteenth century.
Damana Verdejo 2009 – 13.57 – Peñín Guide 2011 rating – Tasting notes: Color: bright straw. Nose: fresh, fresh fruit, white flowers, expressive, varietal. Palate: flavorful, fruity, good acidity, balanced – Score: 91. Located at Olivares de Duero there are 22Hs. of vineyards with all the natural and technical elements which are necessary to produce modern quality wines trying to find nice expression of the terroir.
Lomas del Valle Pinot Noir 2011 – 13.57 – Dark red wine with a young, modest nose. Medium bodied delicious wine. Carried by its fruit and making quite a big number out of it. Very pleasant. Fresh, juicy cherry, soft spice, impressive balance. This amiable Pinot Noir hails from the seaward slopes of the Casablanca Valley, where the cool climate adds lean length to the ripe grapes. A touch of oak adds some moderate, gingerbread spice, but the fresh, friendly fruit is the main attraction here. A nice value Pinot Noir for lighter fare. Serving Suggestion: Classic hors d’oeuvres: bacon-wrapped scallops, tiny quiche, Caprese crostini, Spanakopita, little risotto cakes.
Bodegas Tabula Damana 5 Ribera del Duero 2010 – 15.97 – Deep red cherry in color, the nose is crammed with fresh red fruits counter balanced with spicy hints derived from brief ageing in barrel. On the palate there is a wealth of fresh, lively berry fruit flavors leading to a sumptuous yet elegant finish. Spain’s answer to Malbec, Ribera del Duero is bold and fruity, dark and delicious. Damana 5 so named as it is aged for 5 months in oak.