This week we are covering four provinces across the region of Castilla y Léon in Northwestern Spain:
D.O. TIERRA DE VINO DE ZAMORA
VINO DE LA TIERRA DE CASTILLA Y LÉON
When Spaniards talk about making wine, they use the verb "elaborar" (to elaborate), not "fabricar" (to produce or manufacture). To elaborate something implies consciousness, time and the labor of creation and nurturance. Now, more than ever, Spanish wines are being elaborated. After decades of being called a mediocre wine producing country by many wine drinkers, Spain is now taking a top spot on the wine podium.
Castilla y Léon is a prime example of a wine region bent on continuing to push the quality standard in Spain. Here you'll find brilliant whites and reds which compare to some of the best in the worldwide wine market. It's an area not to be missed!
Castilla y Léon is the country's largest wine region, encompassing a vast majority of Spain's smaller provinces, classified under the specific appellation system. The region is elevated on a plateau and is almost surrounded on all sides by mountain ranges and criss-crossed with a multitude of rivers that affect the local climates. You can find a vast majority of quality wine here, from crisp whites (hailing from Rueda), to the full-bodied, bold reds (from Toro and Ribera del Duero). Wherever you find yourself in Castilla y Léon, you're guaranteed to find a wine you'll love.
This week, we're showcasing four great examples that represent the region's breadth AND quality. You may be familiar with Spain's Rioja or Priorat regions, but our goal is to bring you the wonders of the country's northwest.
Mark your calendars for our next official ZOOM tasting:
- KIRK VENGE! THIS FRIDAY, April 9th - JUST A FEW KITS REMAINING.
Join us for an all-star, all-red lineup of opulent reds, including the Venge Reserve Cab, Croix and Scouts Honor. Kirk has become somewhat of a celeb in Cali... CALL For your $59/kit or your $299 discounted bottle set of four brilliant wines. 704-332-9910. You can also email us if you already have attended one of our Zoom tastings and have pmt info on file. Thanks!
Get your vaccine! :) We've all been vaccinated! The sooner we all are immunized and have some CLT herd immunity, the sooner the tasting room re-opens. Call your local drugstore for last minute, extra vaccines which are better off used than tossed, right? The resourceful and tenacious folks I know are all vaccinated... Let's do this!
Call for limited, small/private wine tasting programs we're introducing to your backyards this spring. Or email [email protected]