By: Joe Manekin | K&L Spanish & Portuguese Wine Buyer
Happy Thursday everyone,
This week the focus is on delightfully fresh, mouth watering, thirst quenching, "crispy" wines. One of my esteemed colleagues has earned the moniker "crispy" for her cheerful invitation to go out for a "crispy pint." And these wines are in the same vein. They invite you to open them with friends, enjoy the sunshine, and drink them to quench thirst. Little sips will not be sufficient with these; they are for guzzling down.
Flama Roja Cava Brut Tarragona- $11.99 A bright and dry, yet creamier, rounder cava than the normal stuff. Lower dosage than usual for cava. Riper and more vinous style. A K&L "alum" brings this one in and I think you'll find it to be one of our best value sparklers.
2010 Seculo Godello y Doña Blanca Bierzo - $11.99 Godello and Doña Blanca are perfectly suited to blending together, as this wine attests. I poured this wine for our Spanish tasting three weeks ago and it was well received. Also noticed that one of my personal sommelier customers received this in a shipment, and then ordered a full case. Careful, this white is delicious and addictive.
2011 Bodegas Muga Rosado Rioja (1.5L) - $24.99 Muga rosé in magnum? That's crazy talk. Rest assured, though, we have these and even though we do not have a lot left, I thought that anyone on this list should know about it and grab some if they so choose. This will disappear very soon.
2011 Ameztoi "Rubentis" Rosé Getariako Txakolina - $19.99 Our most popular cult Spanish rosé is back. Interestingly, I actually saw this wine in a local shop in Getaria (the beautiful town at the bottom of those sloped, seaward facing Getariako Txakolina D.O. vineyards). Thanks to Americans' enthusiasm for this wine, what started as more of an export phenomenon appears to have found acceptance amongst some of the world's most serious gourmands in Getaria. Try this with Cantabrian sea anchovies, canned Spanish "Bonito del Norte" tuna or a tomato and garlic rubbed piece of toasted bread with olive oil and sea salt.
Spanish, Portuguese, Latin American Wine Buyer
K&L Wine Merchants
Ph: 877.559.4637 ext. 2748