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Montserrat, the iconic mountain range that encircles Barcelona, towers over the Cava region of northeast Spain. The region is renown for producing wonderful white grape varietals such as Parellada, Macabeo and Xarel.lo, which when blended produce the finest Cava in Spain.
Type of Wine: Sparkling Wine
Appellation of Origin: DO Cava
Winery: Castell D’Or, Vilafranca de Penedès
Varietal: Parellada, Macabeo and Xarel.lo. Vines are between 40-80 years old.
Terrain: This Cava was produced in the finest Cava producing region around Sant Sadurni d’Anoia, better know as the home to Freixenet, Cordoniu and other producers of Cava. The region enjoys a warm, mild, coastal climate which when combined with a sandy, permeable soil and plenty of rainfall (36 inches), make this a perfect region for growing white wine varietals.
Harvest: Hand picked and selected twice: initially in the vineyard, with a second selection on receipt at the winery.
Ageing: Methode Champenoise, secondary fermentation in the bottle. 22 months of bottle ageing.
Bottling: Bottled on the property.
Serving Temperature: Between 41º and 55º F
Alcohol Content: 11.5%
Released to Market: Spring 20133
About the producer
Montserrat, the iconic mountain range that encircles Barcelona, towers over the Cava region of northeast Spain. The region is renown for producing wonderful white grape varietals such as Parellada, Macabeo and Xarel.lo, which when blended produce the finest Cava in Spain.
Tasting notes
Color: Pale straw.
Nose: Dry, minimal nose, but with small concentrated bubbles.
Palate: It is dry, light on the palate, with a refreshing acidity; perfect for celebrating with friends, or as an aperitif

 

Format: 750ml (case of 12 bottles)
SRP: $14.99
Available: April 2014
Montserrat, the iconic mountain range that encircles Barcelona, towers over the Cava region of northeast Spain. The region is renown for producing wonderful white grape varietals such as Parellada, Macabeo and Xarel.lo, which when blended produce the finest Cava in Spain.
Type of Wine: Sparkling Wine
Appellation of Origin: DO Cava
Winery: Castell D’Or, Vilafranca de Penedès
Varietal: 100% Trepat. Vines are between 40-80 years old.
Terrain: This Cava was produced in the finest Cava producing region around Sant Sadurni d’Anoia, better know as the home to Freixenet, Cordoniu and other producers of Cava. The region enjoys a warm, mild, coastal climate which when combined witha sandy, permeable soil and plenty of rainfall (36 inches), make this a perfect region for growing a lighter red wine varietal such as Trepat.
Harvest: Hand picked and selected twice: initially in the vineyard, with a second selection on receipt at the winery.
Ageing: Methode Champenoise, secondary fermentation in the bottle. 14 months of bottle ageing.
Bottling: Bottled on the property.
Serving Temperature: Between 41º and 55º F
Alcohol Content: 11.5%
Released to Market: Spring 2013
About the producer
Montserrat, the iconic mountain range that encircles Barcelona, towers over the Cava region of northeast Spain. The region is renown for producing wonderful white grape varietals such as Parellada, Macabeo and Xarel.lo, which when blended produce the finest Cava in Spain.
Tasting notes
Color: Pale straw.
Nose: Dry, minimal nose, but with small concentrated bubbles.
Palate: Dry, light with good acidity, and a pronounced red berry fruit flavour; a perfect sparkling wine for celebrating with friends, or as an aperitif!

 

Format: 750ml (case of 12 bottles)
SRP: $12.99
Available: April 2014
Montserrat, the iconic mountain range that encircles Barcelona, towers over the Cava region of northeast Spain. The region is renown for producing wonderful white grape varietals such as Parellada, Macabeo and Xarel.lo, which when blended produce the finest Cava in Spain.
Type of Wine: Sparkling Wine
Appellation of Origin: DO Cava
Winery: Castell D’Or, Vilafranca de Penedès
Varietal: Parellada, Macabeo and Xarel.lo. Vines are between40-80 years old.
Terrain: This Cava was produced in the finest Cava producing region around Sant Sadurni d’Anoia, better know as the home to Freixenet, Cordoniu and other producers of Cava. The region enjoys a warm, mild, coastal climate which when combined with a sandy, permeable soil and plenty of rainfall (36 inches), make this a perfect region for growing white wine varietals.
Harvest: Hand picked and selected twice: initially in the vineyard, with a second selection on receipt at the winery.
Ageing: Methode Champenoise, secondary fermentation in the bottle. 14 months of bottle ageing.
Bottling: Bottled on the property.
Serving Temperature: Between 41º and 55º F
Alcohol Content: 11.5%
Released to Market: Spring 20133
About the producer
Montserrat, the iconic mountain range that encircles Barcelona, towers over the Cava region of northeast Spain. The region is renown for producing wonderful white grape varietals such as Parellada, Macabeo and Xarel.lo, which when blended produce the finest Cava in Spain.
Tasting notes
Color: Pale straw.
Nose: Dry, minimal nose, but with small concentrated bubbles.
Palate: It is dry, with notes of green apple and citrus; perfect for celebrating with friends, or as an aperitif.

 

Format: 750ml (case of 12 bottles)
SRP: $12.99
Available: April 2014
Marta Leiva Vilchez would like to share with you one of the true wonders of Spanish winemaking; this Pedro Ximenez, from the grape of the same name, is blended in the Solera system from eight vintages, with the natural sugars formed by late harvesting, followed by pacification (leaving the grapes out in the sun to dry for several days) before pressing and fermenting.

Finca Hispana
Pedro Ximenez, NV

D.O. Montilla Moriles
Type of Wine: Desert Wine
Appellation of Origin: DO Montilla Moriles
Winery: La Aurora, Montilla, Cordoba
Varietal: 100% Pedro Ximenez. Vines are between 60 and 80 years old.
Terrain: The climate in interior of Andalucia is made up of a brutally hot summer, and a somewhat milder winter. The average temperature in December/January is 61º F. The annual rainfall is below 20 inches per year, and the soil conditions can only be described as poor.
Harvest: Hand picked and selected twice: initially in the vineyard, with a second selection on receipt at the winery.
Ageing: This Pedro Ximenez is made in the traditional Solera system. There may be as many as eight vintages in this wine!
Bottling: Bottled on the property.
Serving Temperature: Between 41º and 55º F
Alcohol Content: 15%
Released to Market: Spring 2013
About the producer
Marta Leiva Vilchez would like to share with you one of the true wonders of Spanish winemaking; this Pedro Ximenez, from the grape of the same name, is blended in the Solera system from eight vintages, with the natural sugars formed by late harvesting, followed by pacification (leaving the grapes out in the sun to dry for several days) before pressing and fermenting.
Tasting notes
Color: Amber.
Nose: Sweet, deep, rich jams with tobacco, leather and oak.
Palate: A spectacular dessert wine, that will remind you of prunes and rich jams. Drink a glass chilled with fine pastries. Prepare to be astounded!

 

Format: 500ml (case of 12 bottles)
SRP: $14.99
Available: April 2014
Juan Antonio Gomez Ramirez, dressed in the traditional Andalusian “Traje Corto”, invites you to try this Cream, a blend of Fino and Pedro Ximenez. You will be transported to the south of Spain, where everything moves more slowly. Salud!

Finca Hispana
Cream, NV

D.O. Montilla Moriles
Type of Wine: Sherry
Appellation of Origin: DO Montilla Moriles
Winery: La Aurora, Montilla, Cordoba
Varietal: 100% Pedro Ximenez. Vines are between 60 and 80 years old.
Terrain: The climate in interior of Andalucia is made up of a brutally hot summer, and a somewhat milder winter. The average temperature in December/January is 61º F. The annual rainfall is below 20 inches per year, and the soil conditions can only be described as poor.
Harvest: Hand picked and selected twice: initially in the vineyard, with a second selection on receipt at the winery.
Ageing: This Cream is made using an Olorosso with a small amount of Pedro Ximenez added (to sweeten).
Bottling: Bottled on the property.
Serving Temperature: Between 41º and 55º F
Alcohol Content: 15%
Released to Market: Spring 2013
About the producer
Jesús Sánchez Jimenez is known in Spain, as a “venenciador”, and in one un-interrupted move he will serve you a glass of the finest Fino from Spain. This wine, made in the Solera tradition of blending three different vintages of the Pedro Ximenez varietal, is complex and satisfying.
Tasting notes
Color: Gold.
Nose: Sweet, with a scent of hot summer hay.
Palate: A sweet, refreshing drink when served slightly chilled before the meal, to open the palate, or afterwards with nuts, cheese or olives. For a less sweet version, add a twist of lemon or lime and serve over ice.

 

Format: 750ml (case of 12 bottles)
SRP: $9.99
Available: April 2014
Jesús Sánchez Jimenez is known in Spain, as a “venenciador”, and in one un-interrupted move he will serve you a glass of the finest Fino from Spain. This wine, made in the Solera tradition of blending three different vintages of the Pedro Ximenez varietal, is complex and satisfying.

Finca Hispana
Fino, NV

D.O. Montilla Moriles
Type of Wine: Sherry
Appellation of Origin: DO Montilla Moriles
Winery: La Aurora, Montilla, Cordoba
Varietal: 100% Pedro Ximenez. Vines are between 60 and 80 years old.
Terrain: The climate in interior of Andalucia is made up of a brutally hot summer, and a somewhat milder winter. The average temperature in December/January is 61º F. The annual rainfall is below 20 inches per year, and the soil conditions can only be described as poor.
Harvest: Hand picked and selected twice: initially in the vineyard, with a second selection on receipt at the winery.
Ageing: Made using the Solera system, of blending three or more vintages together.
Bottling: Bottled on the property.
Serving Temperature: Between 41º and 55º F
Alcohol Content: 15%
Released to Market: Spring 2013
About the producer
Jesús Sánchez Jimenez is known in Spain, as a “venenciador”, and in one un-interrupted move he will serve you a glass of the finest Fino from Spain. This wine, made in the Solera tradition of blending three different vintages of the Pedro Ximenez varietal, is complex and satisfying..
Tasting notes
Color: Pale straw with touches of gold.
Nose: Subtle, with a scent of hot summer hay.
Palate: Complex and satisfying; there are numerous layers to experience, but in the end this wine will combine perfectly with nuts, cheese or olives. Serve slightly chilled as an aperitif, sip in the shade, and think of Spain! Salud!

 

Format: 750ml (case of 12 bottles)
SRP: $9.99
Available: April 2014
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
José Ayala Salazar began working in his father’s vineyard at the age of six. For the men in his family, growing the finest Tempranillo has been a tradition for as long as anyone can remember.
Type of Wine: Red Wine
Appellation of Origin: DOC Rioja
Winery: Labastida, Rioja Alavesa
Varietal: 100% Tempranillo. 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: 2 months of oak ageing.
Bottling: Bottled on the property.
Serving Temperature: Between 61º and 65º F
Alcohol Content: 13%
Released to Market: Spring 2013
About the producer
José Ayala Salazar began working in his father’s vineyard at the age of six. For the men in his family, growing the finest Tempranillo has been a tradition for as long as anyone can remember.
Tasting notes
Color: Deep garnet.
Nose: Initially you notice explosive, bright fruit: blueberries, raspberries and blackberries.
Palate: This young wine is vibrant, lively on the palate, and an ideal complement to cheese, pasta, light meats or pizza.

 

Format: 750ml (case of 12 bottles)
SRP: $9.99
Available: March 2014
Aintxane Prieto Uriarte and her husband own a family vineyard in Labastida, right in the heart of Rioja Alavesa. The property has been handed down from generation to generation, in a region where making wine is much more than a job, it is a tradition.
Type of Wine: Red Wine
Appellation of Origin: DOC Rioja
Winery: Labastida, Rioja Alavesa
Varietal: 100% Tempranillo. 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: 12 months in French and American oak, followed by 24 months of bottle ageing.
Bottling: Bottled on the property.
Serving Temperature: Between 61º and 65º F
Alcohol Content: 13%
Released to Market: Spring 2013
About the producer
Aintxane Prieto Uriarte and her husband own a family vineyard in Labastida, right in the heart of Rioja Alavesa. The property has been handed down from generation to generation, in a region where making wine is much more than a job, it is a tradition..
Tasting notes
Color: Deep garnet.
Nose: Initially you notice explosive, bright fruit: blueberries, raspberries and blackberries, followed by a slight oakiness.
Palate: A complex, but not overly heavy red wine, it goes well with lamb, beef, venison, or lighter fare like poultry, cheese or pizza.

 

Format: 750ml (case of 12 bottles)
SRP: $14.99
Available: March 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