Spain | Catavino - Part 69
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Tag Archives: Spain

2002 Gramona Gewürztraminer Penedès VI DE GEL

2002 Gramona Gewürztraminer Penedès VI DE GEL – Spain, Catalunya, Penedès (6/3/2006) The nose is a bit restrained but reveals hints of marzipan, and nuts. In the mouth this wine is lush with a well balanced acidty.. Flavors of lychees, lemon confit, light caramel notes, , and other baked notes. […]

Sherry Bar Madrid – La Venencia

La Venencia is a sherry bar located dead center of Madrid, named after a long narrow tool used to sample wines through a small opening in sherry butts (casks). It is also commonly known as a wine thief. The bar is tucked into the side of a narrow street hidden […]

N.V. Vitivinícola do Ribeiro – Tostado de Costeira

N.V. Vitivinícola do Ribeiro Treixadura Ribeiro Tostado de Costeira – Spain, Galicia, Ribeiro (6/4/2006)Rich golden color. The nose shows amond, honey and caramel notes. Rich and sweet in the mouth with a high acidity that balances it well. Intense flavors of wood, almonds, and honey. Very interesting and fun to […]

Bierzo, a New Taste of Spain – New York Times

Within a span of an hour yesterday, we received notification from friends and family about an article published in the in the New York Times, about the Spanish wine region of Bierzo. It’s great to know that people are looking out for us, as well as seeing the mainstream media […]

2002 Alvear Montilla-Moriles PX Fino “En Rama”

2002 Alvear Montilla-Moriles PX Fino “En Rama” – Spain, Andalucía, Montilla-Moriles (6/1/2006)Light gold steely almost. The nose is a revelation for sherry wines showing pear, peach, and other haunting fruits that are difficult to pick out. Very dry in the mouth with an amazingly soft lush acidity. On the palate […]

N.V. Alvear Pedro Ximénez Montilla-Moriles Solera 1927

N.V. Alvear Pedro Ximénez Montilla-Moriles Solera 1927 – Spain, Andalucía, Montilla-Moriles (6/1/2006)Dark rich brown in color. The nose is restrained with faint wood and dry nuts making their way through. Huge acidity that balances the thickness on the palate. Not cloying in the least bit which is surprising for such […]

N.V. Alvear Montilla-Moriles Solera Cream

N.V. Alvear Montilla-Moriles Solera Cream – Spain, Andalucía, Montilla-Moriles (6/1/2006)Very brown in color with rich core. Buttery nose with cinnamon showing and a bit restrained due to it’s dense nature. Fully sweet without being cloying do to a medium high acidity. Candy like in the mouth with cherries and cream […]

N.V. Alvear Montilla-Moriles Oloroso Asuncion

N.V. Alvear Montilla-Moriles Oloroso Asuncion – Spain, Andalucía, Montilla-Moriles (6/1/2006)Rich golden color with brown core. Carmely nose with fresh nuts, and pure vanilla bean aromas. Great acidity in this wine with a light sweetness that is balanced well. Sweet roasted nuts with touches of salt and cherry undercurrents give this […]

N.V. Alvear Montilla-Moriles Capataz Fino

N.V. Alvear Montilla-Moriles Capataz Fino – Spain, Andalucía, Montilla-Moriles (6/1/2006)Almost fully clear and lacking in color. The nose a a delicate peach aroma with restrained mineral notes and a faint nuttiness. Ethereal. Softr and creamy in the mouth with light salt notes, and a medium acidity. The finish and palate […]

N.V. Alvear Montilla-Moriles Amontillado Carlos VII

N.V. Alvear Montilla-Moriles Amontillado Carlos VII – Spain, Andalucía, Montilla-Moriles (6/1/2006)Light gold in color with hints of brown that move throughout. Caramely nose with brown sugar, maple syrup and roasted nut flavors. Salty with a strong acidity and roasted nut flavors. Hazelnuts, coated in honey and roasted with a touch […]