Veinte Vinos - Twenty Wines for Spanish Wine Week 2020
Now in its 5th year, Spanish Wine Week in Ireland is taking place this week. Celebrating the diversity of regions and grapes that make up Spanish viniculture, it is a great opportunity to explore new wines and revisit old favourites.
Here at Ardkeen Quality Food Store we have chosen 20 of our favourite Spanish wines to feature. All great wines, all offering generous discounts.
Many of our favourite producers feature. We have Raul Acha’s Toro success Matsu El Picaro, Alvaro Palacios who has put Bierzo and the Mencía grape variety on the map with his Patalos and Bodega Gutiérrez Colosía dispelling any myths that Sherry is not for everyday enjoyment.
Choosing 20 wines cannot definitively represent Spain’s enormously rich viniculture heritage but it does gave a good taste of Spain. Many are terroir driven wines from small Bodegas where the emphasis is on high quality, low volume and production methods that reflect the character and personality of the surrounding land and micro-climate. From classic and food friendly Viña Zorzal Garnacha, Ribero’s jewel in the crown Treixadura to Rioja produced Villa Conchi Cava, there is so much to explore.
You can discover more about many these wines styles and food pairings by joining us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for the week ahead. Follow #SpanishWineWeek #SWW20 for more fiesta and inspiration and of course, join us instore throughout the week for lots of wine chat and recommendations.
Matsu El Picaro 2019 750ml
- Varieties 100% Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo)
- Alcohol content 14,5% Vol.
Vineyards Selection of 90 year old vineyards of limited production situated in poor soil and cultivated using the biodynamic techniques.
Harvesting Manual harvest during the first fifteen days of October and transported to the winery in small crates.
Winemaking Fermentation in concrete vats with a 15,000 kg capacity, temperature controlled to avoid surpassing 24ºC, thereby maintaining the fruit as well as the freshness that characterizes this wine. The malolatic fermentation is also carried out in french oak barrels. This wine has not been filtered nor clarified using aggressive methods to preserve its natural characteristics.
Tasting notes This wine has a great robe and a profound color, an expression of its young age. It has an intense aroma in which one can find dark fruits such as blackberries and blueberries, mineral notes also appear, creating this fresh wine with complexity. In the mouth, again this wine dominates the fruitful sensations, perceived as a wine with body; though at the same time its leaves pleasant lickerish sensations, contributed by the maturity of the grapes from which this wine is made.
Viña Zorzal Garnacha 750ml
Gorgeous pure dark plums and blackberries with a spicy touch on the easy finish. Refreshing and very moreish. A good burger, sausage and mash, or macaroni cheese.
Villa Conchi Cava 75cl
Villa Conchi Cava [Spain]
Brilliant green and gold colour. Elegant with fi ne bubbles. Good intensity with fruit aromas and toasted nuances. The perfect addition to your festive table.