Spanish Wine - Phinca Abejera, by David Sampedro...
Spanish Wine - Thousand MIlks... David Sampedro's absolutely killer white Rioja blend... he only makes a few barrels of this wine, and it is sold out immediately. You might just find it in one of your favorite wine savvy restaurants though, if you are lucky!
Spanish Wine - When I first discovered Zerberos Pizarra (pizarra means schist, for the soil type) I really had my eyes opened to high altitude, old vine Garnacha, and how amazing it could be. The Gredos, where this wine is made, in Spain, are an amazing set of mountains, and here and there scattered between the giant granite boulders, and the dry, schisty crags you will find patches of very old Garnacha vines that produce the most concentrated, aromatic grapes you can imagine. If you love…
Mancuso - Jorge Navascués's very high scoring, old vine Garnacha from Moncayo, near Cariñena... total fruit concentration, minerality, complexity... all of the things you would expect from high altitude, very old vines and more... love this wine... so did RP!
Biel-lo Cava from the Penedes... from Celler Puig Romeu, a Pinot Noir blend, would rival a good Champagne any day of the week! Lovely wine, lovely packaging, and a fab.winemaker, Jordi Gilly
Jorge Navascues's second wine, and Mancuso's baby brother... old vine Garnacha from Moncayo... near Cariñena
Old vine, high altitude Garnacha vines in the Gredos mountains, just west of Madrid...
La Orilla Cava - Love the label :)
17th century convent doors at Bodega Garnacha Alto Alberche in the Gredos... old vine Garnacha country