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We’re celebrating Bowen Island Steamship Days with a free tasting of our newly arrived Spanish wines. In the line-up will be
Bodegas Bogarve La Cruz – 100% Sauvignon Blanc, very crisp new world style
Bodegas Zagarron Hacienda Zargon – 100% Macabeo, nice light patio wine
Altavins Viticultur Almodi red blend – Syrah, Garnacha, Carignan and Merlot delivers a big spicy complex wine
Bodegas Fernando Castro Piedras Rojas – 90% Tempranillo,10% Syrah. Good all rounder for BBQ and under screwcap too
Bodegas Isidro Milagro La Rioja – 100% Garnacha from Spain’s premier wine region Rioja. I love this wine
Bodegas Isla Oro – 100% Crianza Tempranillo, medium body and great taste.
Ego Bodegas Atalaya Dorada – 50/50 Monastrell/Syrah, super value for an easy drinking wine
All these wines will be 10% off too on Saturday. Great opportunity to taste and stock up.
We have just received 5 Spanish red wines from Castilla la Mancha. This is Don Quixote country near Madrid -but we`re not tilting at windmills with these super value, high quality wines. Click on the links to see a short video on each prepared by the importer.
Come and taste these wines between 17-23 December – see previous blog post for schedule.
A region brought to fame by Miguel Cervantes’ seventeenth century masterpiece The Adventures of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quijote of La Mancha, Castilla-La Mancha has since developed a serious reputation for producing wines of exceptional value while maintaining a playful association with its fictional forefather. The region is known for its expansive plains ringed by inhospitable mountain ranges, extreme seasonal temperatures, and high exposure to sunlight, all of which combines to create a dynamic viticultural formula. Representing more than 50% of the nation’s wine country, Castilla-La Mancha encompasses the provinces of Albacete, Ciudad Real, Cuenca, Guadalajara and Toledo. Boasting the most vineyards per region in the world, this birthplace of Don Quijote includes dynamic Denominaciones de Origen such as Manchuela, Jumilla, Almansa, and La Mancha, to name a few.
2008 Finca La Estacada, Roble, Vino de la Tierra de Castilla (Tempranillo – 6 Months in Oak)
2006 Finca La Estacada, Crianza, Vino de la Tierra de Castilla (Tempranillo – 12 Months in Oak)
2008 Bodega López Mercier, Cal Y Canto, Full Red, Vino de la Tierra de Castilla (Tempranillo 80%, Merlot 15%, Syrah 5%)
2009 Bodega Unión Campesina Iniestense, Señorío de Iniesta, Tempranillo,
Vino de la Tierra de Castilla (Tempranillo)
2008 Finca Los Aljibes, Castillo de Morante, Vino de la Tierra de Castilla (Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon)
We’ll be opening wine for tasting every day from 4pm from Friday December 17 -24. The eight days of tasting will include our new Spanish line up featuring the wines of Castilla la Mancha. See our other blog post on these wines for more information.
Although subject to change, here’s the planned schedule:
Friday 17 – Cal y Canto (r, Spain)
Saturday 18 – Castillo de Morante (r, Spain)
Sunday 19 -Armand ’09 Riesling Kabinett (w, Germany)
Monday 20 – Senorio de Iniesta ’09 (r, Spain)
Tuesday 21 – Young & Wyse ’09 Merlot (r, BC)
Wednesday 22 – Finca La Estacada ’08 (r, Spain)
Thursday 23 – Finca la Estacada Crianza ’06 (r, Spain)
Friday 24 (2pm to close) – Varnier-Fanniere Grand Cru Champagne (sparkling, France)