Wines Included In This Case Are:
Blanc de Blancs , Raventós i Blanc (Cataluña, Spain)
(40% Xarel-lo , 32% Macabeo, 28% Parellada)
The nose has delicate notes of citrus fruits, white flowers and soft Mediterranean herbs. The palate is round with a superb freshness and mineral notes on the persistent finish.
`Rosa Ruiz` Rías Baixa Albariño, Santiago Ruiz (Rías Baixas, Galicia, Spain)
Pale yellow colour, clean and bright. An intense nose with the aromas of the Albariño variety (apple, pear, white flowers and citrus) are markedly present but also with ripe nuances. Broad, structured and full-bodied on the palate lifted by an intense acidity that successfully holds such structure. The aromas continue onto the finish.
`Louro Do Bolo` Valdeorras Godello, Rafael Palacios (Valdeorras, Galicia, Spain)
The ‘Louro’ is a straw colour with youthful highlights. It has intense aromas of citrus fruits, wild mountain flowers, hints of fennel and flinty nuances. On the palate, it is fruit-forward supported by a taut, saline minerality and a textural complexity.
`Pruno` Ribera del Duero, Finca Villacreces (Castilla y León, Spain)
(90% Tempranillo, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon)
This wine is deep, black cherry in colour. Aromas of red fruit with oaky toffee hints from the ageing in French barrels give way to a sweet and fruit-driven wine on the palate. With elements of ripe fruits and liquorice, this wine has a pleasant and soft finish.
`L`Expressió del Priorat`, L’Expressió del Priorat (Cataluña, Spain)
(70% Garnatxa and 30% Cariñena)
A third of the wine is aged for a short period in oak in order to give a rounder, more supple texture whilst preserving the freshness with the rest of the blend left in stainless steel for eight months.
The wine is a true expression of Priorat, powerful and seductive with blueberry and classic flinty mineral notes. It is elegant, with good concentration and a lovely freshness, a combination that makes L’Expressió a totally moreish wine.
2011 Rioja Gran Reserva, Bodegas LAN (Rioja Alta, Rioja, Spain)
(96% Tempranillo , 4% Mazuelo)
A classic Gran Reserva Rioja which marries beautifully fresh red fruit flavours of strawberry, cherry and cranberry with a wonderful savoury complexity and notes of smoke, toast and leather from the extended period of oak ageing.
On the nose, aromas of ripe red fruits combine with spicy vanilla, cinnamon and liquorice root notes, which are a result of the extended oak ageing. This wine is a full bodied and round Rioja that is elegant, balanced and superbly layered on the palate.