As well as the amazing range of mature Spanish wines we have on tasting in the shops this weekend I thought I would continue the Iberian theme with a delicious Vinho Verde.
The 2014 Casa de Vilacetinho Grande Escolha might well be something you have never sampled in our shops before and therefore been missing out on something really special. Grown on granitic soil and made from Avesso, Arinto, Azal and Loureiro, this is bursting with minerality and freshness, white stone fruit and a citrus finish. Stunning value value at £9.99 p/b but extraordinary at £7.99 in a mixed 12.
2004 Cellier d'Encastell Marge, Priorat
From the sun drenched craggy vineyards of Priorat comes this 2004 blend of Garnacha, Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah. This needs a bit of time but once it opens up the sweetness of fruit is compote like but with added spice and musk.
2004 Dido "la Universal" Montsant
The blend reflects that of the "Marge" but in this case is grown on the schist soils of Montsant. Sourced from grapes grown on granitic soil, it is a beautifully focused wine offering fresh aromas and flavours of red berry fruit, minerals and toasted oak. Aged for 18 months in concrete, amphorae and foudres, it is richly endowed with fruit and soft round tannins on the finish. A magnificent wine.
Both Spanish wines are £14.99 p/b or just £10 p/b when bought in a twelve bottle mix from the Spanish Cellar.
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