Barco del Corneta Verdejo "Cucù" Tierra de Castilla y León 2016 - SUSTAINABLY GROWN
Country: SPAIN / Region: CASTILLA Y LEÓN / Appellation: TIERRA DE CASTILLA Y LEÓN / Varietal(s): VERDEJO --- Barco del Corneta is a small vineyard surrounded by lush forest, sitting 2,600 ft. up in the rolling hills of the Rueda region, prized for its beautiful expressions of verdejo. Lively and expressive, verdejo offers up plenty of character and versatility. This sustainably-grown bottle (the frog on the label represents the respect for nature that goes into both the vineyards and cellar) from soils of silica sand and red stone is medium bodied and dry. Young winemaker Beatriz Herranz reconsidered the style of verdejo, finding it too often to be only young and easy drinking wines. She dedicated herself to get the most out of the grapes respecting them in a traditional and sustainable way, allowing it to ferment with only ambient yeasts for more depth. Fresh, juicy citrus and stone fruit flavors with a softer, rounded acidity make this a refreshing value that works for almost any occasion - from impromptu get-togethers with friends to a dinner party aperitif. Vegan-friendly, this is great with punchy, garlic-laced gambas al ajillo.
Bodegas Manzanos Más de Víctor Tempranillo Rioja DOCa 2017
Country: SPAIN / Region: RIOJA / Appellation: RIOJA DOCA / Varietal(s): TEMPRANILLO --- Founded in 1890 by Don Lorenzo Fernández de Manzanos, Bodegas Manzanos pride themselves on over 120 years of experience making wines that are a true reflection of the land from which they come. The "Más de Víctor" line comes from worldwide demand for more wines from Víctor Fernández de Manzanos, hence "More from Victor"! This is a great young, ready-to-drink Rioja, made from 100% tempranillo aged for four months in French and American oak. This bottle offers aromas of dark fruit, licorice, chocolate and spice with a round, juicy palate perfect for the everyday table. Try it with savory black bean chili or chorizo-flecked fried rice.