Penedès (Spain), Spain (Spain)
12 x 750 ml
Breads, Cured Meat, Rich Fish, Soft Cheese, White Meat
Produced using the Tradtional Method of sparkling wine production, and aged for at least 15 months on lees, making this a Reserva Cava. Brilliant yellow colour with green reflections. Fine, persistent bubbles forming continuous beads. On the nose, it displays citrusy and tropical fruit notes along with more complex aging aromas (toast & brioche) that enrich the range of aromas. On the palate, it is creamy, wide and long-lasting. The result is a highly versatile wine, pairable with a great variety of food.
"Very elegant on the nose, there is just some brioche, almondine and grilled pineapple. The palate has a greater concentration of flavor, its lively bubbles driving roasted apple, buttered biscuit and underripe red plum. The long finish is pleasing."
93 points / Great Value - Ultimate Wine Challenge 2018> Learn More
Suertes del Marqués
Spain (Spain), Tenerife (Spain)
12 x 750 ml
Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables
"The 2016 7 Fuentes will give you an idea of how the vintage behaved at Suertes del Marqués. They did multiple fermentations, most in concrete but some in stainless steel without temperature control—as the grapes were cooled down—and with indigenous yeasts. They used around 10% full clusters. Some 60% of the volume matured in concrete for nine months, while the rest was in used 500-liter oak barrels and one new 4,500-liter oak foudre. This has even less color than the 2015, and feels sharp, a little raw, very volcanic and peppery, and it feels like there's one extra step in complexity and depth here. The palate is really nice, electric and, curiously enough, seems sharp, but at the same time, it has volume. This could very well be my favorite vintage of 7 Fuentes to date."
93 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Dec 2017> Learn More
Priorat (Spain), Spain (Spain)
6 x 750 ml
Breads, Cured Meat, Ham, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables
"Dark black and red in colour, this Gratallops-grown blend of older vine Garnatxa and Carinyena, with 10% of Syrah and 5% of Cabernet Sauvignon, is fermented in mainly older 500 litre barrels before being aged in new and one year old barriques and 300 litre casks. The scents are sweetly enticing for the time being and, tasting this in the context of a vertical, it will turn creamy after a few years, and truffley with further maturation time. The easy, swinging balance of the damson-like Gratallops fruit is evident, but so too is the concentration and innate drama of the wine, the vines producing just half a kilo of grapes each. Having begun richly, you realise by the finish that the wine is a poised mid-weight."
93 points - Decanter Magazine 2018
93 points - Peñín Guide 2019> Learn More