White wines

Maria Montserrat Vallverdú Maduell, from the Catalan region of Penedès, invites you to try this unique regional varietal, Xarel.lo. This Xarel.lo is a wonderful introduction to the white wines of northwest Spain, where summer never ends!
Type of Wine: White Wine
Appellation of Origin: D.O. Penedès
Winery: Castell D’Or, Villafranca
Varietal: 100% Xarel.lo. Vines are between 30-40 years old.
Terrain: A warm, mild, coastal climate combined with a sandy, permeable soil and plenty of rainfall (36 inches), make this a perfect region for growing white wine varietals. Xarel.lo, not that well known to the American consumer, is better recognized as one of the three varietals that make up the region’s leading product, Cava.
Harvest: Hand picked and selected twice: initially in the vineyard, with a second selection on receipt at the winery.
Ageing: Fermented on the lees in stainless steel.
Bottling: Bottled on the property.
Serving Temperature: Between 41º and 55º F
Alcohol Content: 11.5%
Released to Market: Spring 2013
About the producer
Maria Montserrat Vallverdú Maduell, from the Catalan region of Penedès, invites you to try this unique regional varietal, Xarel.lo. This Xarel.lo is a wonderful introduction to the white wines of northwest Spain, where summer never ends!
Tasting notes
Color: Pale straw.
Nose: Notes of pineapple, lime, and grapefruit.
Palate: It will impress you with it’s bright tropical fruit flavours; This is a refreshing, lively wine with plenty of acidity;.

 

Format: 750ml (case of 12 bottles)
SRP: $9.99
Available: April 2014
Guiomar Ribas Ferran, a young assistant-winemaker is passionate about wine, particularly the white garnacha varietal that is widely grown in this high-altitude region of northwest Spain. Garnacha is ideally suited to the mild Mediterranean climate that gently drifts up from Barcelona on the coast..
Type of Wine: White Wine
Appellation of Origin: DO Terra Alta
Winery: Celler Unio, Reus
Varietal: 100% Garnacha Blanca. Vines are between 30-60 years old.
Terrain: A high altitude plain (above 1,400 feet), close to the mediterranean, typically hot in summer with a bitterly cold winter. The soil is clay with pebbles, with little or no organic material. Rainfall is less than 16 inches per year.
Harvest: Hand picked and selected twice: initially in the vineyard, with a second selection on receipt at the winery.
Ageing: Fermented on the lees in stainless steel.
Bottling: Bottled on the property.
Serving Temperature: Between 41º and 55º F
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Released to Market: Spring 2013
About the producer
Guiomar Ribas Ferran, a young assistant-winemaker is passionate about wine, particularly the white garnacha varietal that is widely grown in this high-altitude region of northwest Spain. Garnacha is ideally suited to the mild Mediterranean climate that gently drifts up from Barcelona on the coast.
Tasting notes
Color: Pale straw.
Nose: Light, citrus with green apple.
Palate: A dry white wine with plenty of fruit and fresh acidity, it is ideal when paired with creamy cheeses, white meats, seafood or salad.

 

Format: 750ml (case of 12 bottles)
SRP: $9.99
Available: March 2014
Augusto Ceballos Arce, a young grower from the village of Briñas, in the world-renown Rioja Alavesa region of northern Spain, is proud to share with you a white wine made from the local varietal, Viura.
Type of Wine: White Wine
Appellation of Origin: DOC Rioja
Winery: Labastida, Rioja Alavesa
Varietal: 100% Viura. Vines are between 40-80 years old.
Terrain: Labastida, in the Rioja Alavesa, can be found at the highest, most northern edge of Rioja, were climactic conditions are nearly ideal for wine production. The soil is a mixture of clay and limestone, and is made up of mostly southwest facing terraces. Average rainfall is slightly over 15 inches per year.
Harvest: Hand picked and selected twice: initially in the
vineyard, with a second selection on receipt at the winery.
Ageing: Stainless steel.
Bottling: Bottled on the property.
Serving Temperature: Between 41º and 55º F
Alcohol Content: 12%
Released to Market: Spring 2013
About the producer
Augusto Ceballos Arce, a young grower from the village of Briñas, in the world-renown Rioja Alavesa region of northern
Spain, is proud to share with you a white wine made from the local varietal, Viura..
Tasting notes
Color: Light Straw.
Nose: Viura is characteristic for it’s lack of nose!
Palate: This wine will delight you with a perfect balance of acidity and fruit. A long, satisfying finish makes this wine ideal for pairing with fish, poultry, or cheese dishes. You could also try it with any egg-based recipe (think tortilla) or a salad.

 

Format: 750ml (case of 12 bottles)
SRP: $9.99
Available: April 2014

 

Manuel Sánchez Franganillo, is a bachelor who has devoted his entire life to producing wine in the harsh, unforgiving climate of Extremadura.
Type of Wine: White Wine
Appellation of Origin: VT Extremadura
Winery: Caves San Jose, Villafranca de los Barros
Varietal: 100% Pardina. Vines are between 30-50 years old.
Terrain: Rich, fertile soils (high nutrients) with good water retention. High temperatures and extreemely low rainfall (less than 10 inches per year).
Harvest: Hand picked and selected twice: initially in the vineyard, with a second selection on receipt at the winery.
Ageing: Stainless steel.
Bottling: Bottled on the property.
Serving Temperature: It should be kept refrigerated, and served chilled between 41º and 55º F.
Alcohol Content: 11.5%
Released to Market: Spring 2014
About the producer
Manuel Sánchez Franganillo, is a bachelor who has devoted his entire life to producing wine in the harsh, unforgiving climate of Extremadura
Tasting notes
Color: Pale straw, with touches of gold.
Nose: Plenty of fruit, aromatic but not overwhelming.
Palate: A perfect balance of fruit and acidity. Enjoy this wine with light foods such as poultry, fish, salads orcheese dishes. This is a most enjoyable and versatile wine that will last for many days after opening..

 

Format: 3 liter Bag-in-Box (case of 6)
SRP: $16.99
Available: April 2014