Summery Wine Tasting with Lerin Wines – 4-13, 4pm-8pm

Gran Pasion Brut NV – 11.97 – peach sherbet characteristics are a peachy match for Fried fish & sweet fried plantains. Sold out at the tasting for Christmas Eve, and our recent old world tasting, so now we have a stack of it. Jose Maria Manzanares Palarea demonstrates passion and desire through beautiful wines that pay homage to the past, and are beloved by wine lovers today. Brut sparkling wine perfect for apertif or anytime. tasty, balanced, and elegant. Uses all three of the Penedes grapes – Parellada, Xarell-o, and Macabeo (Viura). Light citrus & mineral backbone.

San Dionisio Santonegro 2010 – 10.57 – Co-op wine, Albacete, Spain. Bodegas San Dionisio Soc. is a cooperative founded in 1957, located in the town of Fuenteálamo, Albacete, Castilla la Mancha. White tree fruit of pear and apple, white floral nose. Pretty acidity and freshness. Lingering finish. Clean and light. Macabeo – The most popular light-skinned grape of northen Spain. High in production, the macabeo takes well to hot and dry regions. It also buds late which makes it less likely to be harmed by frost. Together with the varietals Parellada and Xarel-lo it is used in the production of the sparkling Spanish wine Cava. Wines from the Macabeo are dry, medium in acidity, and have notes of delicate wildflowers and bitter almonds. Macabeo is best consumed young. Airen – The most widely planted grape in the world, Airén owes its popularity more to its high productivity and resistence to drought than to any distinguishing flavors or aromas. An extremely vigorous grape, Airén grows in almost every wine producing region in the world. It is quite resistant to heat and lack of water, and will adapt to almost any soil type. It has very neutral aromas and flavors, with hints of citrus, green apples and nuts. Airén is best consumed as fresh as possible.

Lobetia Viognier 2010 – 14.97 – Organic & naturally grown & made… Fruity citric nose with heady white floral magnolia / Tahitian scents. Balanced by good acidity, echoes the floral nose on the palate, with the addition of peaches & honeysuckle. Great with Asian foods, ginger, fish & shellfish.. From Domino de Punctum in the town of Las Pedroñeras (Castilla-La Mancha, Spain).

Montespina Verdejo 2010 – 17.57 – Montespina Verdejo is made of grapes from century-old vines which provides it with complexity) and young vines planted in small plots of 1-3 hectares After destemming, the must undergoes a slight cold maceration with the skins. After a light pressing, the clean must undergoes a fermentation process at controlled temperature for 20 days. It stays in contact with lees for a few days. The good intensity of typical varietal aromas is noticed. Fennel and hay appear along with balanced notes of tropical fruits (pineapple and mango). Flavor – lively, tasty and very fruity. Creamy and fresh mid palate. Long and varietal finish.

Fuentespina Rosado 2010 – 11.57 – The Ribera del Duero is blessed by a combination of terroir, microclimate and a native grape that gives superb, complex red wines. At this altitude Tempranillo gives thin-skinned and refreshingly acid fruit, which in turn gives wines that are delicious young, like this rosé. The grapes are fermented in stainless steel tanks between for 10 days. Precious red berry colour, clean and bright. Aromas of great intensity fresh fruit and red berries. On the palate is fresh, full and with a pleasant finish. Fishes, white meat and rice dishes. Great with Paella.