>>Me permite una sugerencia?
>> Our favorites of the month

April 2016

CUCU 2014, BOLO 2015,  TRENZADO 2013

As we are starting the Spanish wine week from the 11th to the 17th of April, we are warming up the spring with some Spanish whites. The three of them are highlighted by the good Irish press:

 

  • Mary Dowey choose Cucu 2014, 100% Verdejo from La Seca, Rueda but under Vino de la Tierra de Castilla. Organic.

 

"Its vibrancy reflects the drive of the woman behind the label. With a particular interest in the Verdejo grape (which strikes me as being rather like Sauvignon Blanc on steroids), young winemaker Beatriz Herranz launched her own estate, El Barco del Corneto, as recently as 2008. Working organically and treating a proportion of the grapes to fermentation in French oak, she demonstrates in Cucú just how impressive Verdejo can be while still remaining versatile enough to enjoy as an aperitif or with light summery food. With overtones of grapefruit, pineapple, lime and fresh herbs, it suits zesty salads and vegetable dishes of many kinds as well as seafood".

 

More info about CUCU, in our Catalogue Section

 

  • Martin Moran choose Bolo 2015, 100% Godello From Valdeorras.  Rafael Palacios.

 

At the Sunday Business Post, 3th of April.  The Gospel from Martin Moran: “Repeat with me: “I love Godello, it’s fine wine, it’s fruity and it’s fabulous” then buy this.  The Galactico.”

 

More info about BOLO, in our Catalogue Section

 

  • Frankly Wiines choose Trenzado 2013, Suertes del Marques, Valle de la Orotava, Tenerife. Listan Blanco.

 

“This wine was an amazing surprise, and probably my favourite of the whole event. Its unique flavour profiles come from several influences – the volcanic soils of the Canary Islands, the unusual grapes (90% Listan Blanco, 6% Pedro Ximenez, 4% Vidueno) and the special trellis system (after which the wine is named) with vine cordons plaited together. My list of descriptors for this wine included: nutty, smoky, toasty, citrus, fresh, grippy, yeasty… It’s such a special wine that every wine enthusiast ought to try!”

 

More info about TRENZADO, in our Catalogue Section

February 2016

CASA CASTILLO, DOC JUMILLA

Casa Castillo is a family owned winery based in Jumilla,  in the south eastern part of Spain,

here the  fantastic grape Monastrell is king, and it is considered by many in the  international trade that Casa Castello is the finest estate in Jumilla regarded as a hidden treasure for fabulous wines that can’t be matched when it comes to Monstrell.

The region itself known as el Altiplano de Jumilla (Jumilla high PLATEAU ) enjoys a continental climate where the vines love the chalky terroirs on the slopes of the Seirra del molar, also close to the cool breezes from the mediterranean sea which help cool the vineyard at night during those hot summer days and very important to help ripen the  fruit slower, grown on old bush vines and using organic principiles.

 

Monastrell is also known as Mourvedre which plays a starring role in Chateauneuf de Pape so if you like Rhone wines this is similar, here yields are low only taking 16 to 25 hectoliters per hectare which is half that permitted in Burgundy,as you can see it’s all about quality  fruit at casa Castello they goal is to show the true style of Monastrell in the best region to grow it

 

If you still not sure yet, check out what the experts are saying,

 

Robert Parker awarded the wine 91 points, wine advocate

Penin spanish wine guide 2015 91 points

Penin spanish wine guide 2016 91 points

 

After the malolatic fermentation the wine is aged up to 6 months in French and American oak barrels, further months in bottle. Dence purple in colour, powerful aromas of blackberries ripe fruits, licorice and spice, medium to full bodied with firm tannins, powerful on the palate but has a smooth fruity texture on the finish, drink up to 2018 say the experts, its truly one of the best value red wines you will taste this year

and if you don’t take our word, we would be delighted to let you taste it for yourself by contacting us, and you will be shocked by the price

 

We do hope you have great success with casa Castello for 2016 and behind. AND NOW WE START THE NEW YEAR OFF WITH A BANG!!:

 

 

Order 42 bottles and get 6 bottles of free stock 

Order 72 bottles and get 12 bottles of free stock 

 

More info about this offer here

 

More info about CASA CASTILLO, in our Catalogue Section

January 2016

BODEGAS MARTÍNEZ LACUESTA CRIANZA 2011, DOCa LA RIOJA (RIOJA ALTA)

Located in the sleepy town of Haro on the western edge of Rioja Alta with vineyards at higher elevation then the other regions Lacuesta have being making wines here for nearly 120 years.

Still family owned and making wines the traditional way, showing the true style of Rioja we are making our  Martinez Lacuesta Crianza WINE OF THE MONTH FOR January.

We only hand pick the best bunches for this wine, we then age it for 18 months in new and second year American oak barrels and up to 6 months in bottle before release. The blend is made up of 3 grape varieties: 

. Tempranillo, is the main grape here giving balance, colour and acidity and of course great for ageing,

. Graciano, brings freshness and fragrance that gives wonderful aromas and also works well with oak,

. Mazuelo, this juicy purple grape gives the wine good tannin structure and complements the blend.

What you then get is an excellent wine, deep black cherry colour, bundles of fruit on the nose rich and stylish, palate is silky smooth with intense but elegant long classy finish.

 

To top it off we are doing a price promotion on the range of Martinez Lacuesta wines,.

So please send us your details and we will send them to your email address, or please just give one of our sales team a call and we can get some samples out to you if needed:

 

Order 36 bottles and get 6 extra free!

 Order 60 bottles and get 12 extra free!

 

We will extend this offer to the 14th of February to show our love for you and a good Rioja!

 

More info about MARTÍNEZ LA CUESTA, in our Catalogue Section

 

Martínez Lacuesta Crianza

August and September

SIERRA DE GREDOS WINES

Comando G, Dani Landi, Jimenez Landi and Bodega Maranones.

Celebrating their wines and the recent good reviews:

 

Here the Financial Times report

 

 

Here the latest review from Robert Parker.

More info about SIERRA DE GREDOS WINES, in our Catalogue Section

July

BULL I GINE, DOCa PRIORAT AND MONTSANT 

Because we were there and we felt in love with the place, their people and of course their wines!!!

This is a special place doing unique wines, we have to show them to you!!

 

 

More info about BUL I GINE, in our Catalogue Section

Gine Gine (Priorat) 2012

    17-XI (Montsant) 2011

June

SAINT ANDRÉ DE FIGUIÈRE, AOC COTES DE PROVENCE AND VIN DE PAYS 

Summer is coming and we wish to toast its arrival.

Saint Andre de Figuiere is located between the Mediterranean sea and the Massif of the Maures, in Provence, France.

Grenache, Mouvedre, Cinsault, Syrah and Cabernet grow in an respectfully organic environment, giving importance to the fragility of the soils making wines of remarkable finesse.

 

 

More info about SAINT ANDRÉ DE FIGUIÈRE, in our Catalogue Section

 Le Saint André 2013/14

 Les ‘Premier’ de Figuiere 2012

May

This is a fantastic winery that specialises in biodynamic & low yield organic wines that have all the refreshing taste and character that you have come to expect from this region.

 

After much anticipation we have finally received the latest vintage of his white Reto and the unique Buena Pinta 2014.

Alas the old vintage of PF was sold out but we have received the 2013 vintage.

We also have limited stock of the delicious Depaula 2013 (100% Monastrell) and the Clos lojen 2013 (100% Bobal) They’re both selling fast and we have a few cases left so don’t be left out and get your order in quick before they sell out!

 

Juan Antonio Ponce!!  We show also here the latest review from Robert Parker.

 

More info about BODEGAS PONCE, in our Catalogue Section

BODEGAS PONCE, DO  MANCHUELA and DO JUMILLA, biodynamic 

Clos Lojen 2013

Reto  2014

Buena Pinta 2014

P.F. 2013

De Paula 2013

April

POGGIO BONELLI, TUSCANY

We recommend our Chianti, Chianti Classico and Poggiassai Toscana IGT.

 

The Poggio Bonelli winery is located right in the heart of the area of origin of the Chianti Classico in Tuscany, the property covers about 810 hectares. Here, the local wine-making tradition dating back to the 16th century persists with vitality and vigour thanks to 83 hectares of cultivated vineyards whose grapes yield the renowned Poggio Bonelli wines.

 

Their Poggiassai Toscana IGT was recently awarded with the much coveted award of the ‘Tre Bichieri by Vini d’Italia’

 

More info about POGGIO BONELLI in our Catalogue Section

Poggiassai 2011 

Chianti Clasico 2010

Chianti il Paggio 2011/12

March

DOMAINE DES HOMS, PAYS D´OC, AOC MINERVOIS AND CABARDES
organic

This producer makes fantastic wines from Mediterranean grapes.  We don’t know how they do it but they manage to capture spring in a bottle! The wines are deliciously ripe with meaty tannins and are an excellent choice for the Easter season.

 

The Domaine des Homs vineyard is in the heart of Languedoc on the foothills of the Montagne Noire in the Minervois region, an area demarcated with the all important seal of approval; The ‘Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée’  

 

The Mediterranean climate is very hot during the summer with two cooling winds: The humid ‘Marin’ from the east and the dry ‘Cers’ from the North-West.

 

Organic production is at the heart of their philosophy; herbicides and chemical fertilizers are strictly forbidden. Organic compost is added to enrich the soil.

The vines are pruned as short as possible in order to limit yields and only simple products such as copper sulphite are used to protect vines against the elements. The vineyard comprises of 12 hectares of AOC Minervois and 8 hectares of Vin de Pays and the average yield of their vineyard is 35 hectolitres per hectare 

 

More info about DOMAINE DES HOMS in our Catalogue Section

La Tersande Pays d´Oc 2013 

Paul A.O.C. Minervois 2013

Pech Rosie A.O.C. Cabardes 2012 

February

QUINTA DO ROMEU, DOURO VALLEY, organic

We were very lucky and grateful to have the presence of Joao Meneres for our tasting on the 2nd of March.  He brought along some samples and we were very impressed.

We could hardly wait for the new delivery and now finally the wait is over... It has arrived at our warehouse and we can’t wait to spread the news!

 

Organic farming is a challenge in any location and it’s not any easier in Douro but this is the way Joao wants to work his land. This is why we can taste the characteristics of purity and ripeness throughout his range of wines.

 

More info about QUINTA DO ROMEU in our Catalogue Section

Moinho do Gato 2011 

Quinta do Romeu Reserva 2011 

Quinta do Romeu 2011

January

SUERTES DEL MARQUÉS, CANARY ISLANDS, TENERIFE,
DO VALLE DE LA OROTAVA

We tasted Suertes del Marques last year in a wine tasting and we were seduced for their purity and vibrancy from their unique grapes and soils in Tenerife.

After two months of little troubles with the transport from Canary Islands, finally it touched land at Dublin port last December, it is time to introduce their wines to you.

Please if you would like us to call around to taste it with you let us know and we will call around with samples.

Also we are preparing our tasting room in our new premises and soon we will be able to invite you to taste it with us at Park West.

 

More info about SUERTES DEL MARQUES in our Catalogue Section

7 Fuentes 2013

Trenzado 2013

La Solana 2012

Candio 2010

Vidonia 2013

Block 25, Unit 4B, Parkwest Dublin 12 - Ireland

+353 (87) 0562390

+353 (86) 1567355

+353 (01) 6120898

CONTACT
RAFAEL-PALACIOS-BOLO-2014.jpg