In this box we wanted to give you two Spanish wines that gave great quality with amazing presentation.
1 x Bago Amarelo Albarino, Rias Baixas
Albarino represents excellent value by the sheer fact that they are so under the radar. .The wine has about 6 months in oak and the wine is zesty and vibrant. Flavours of Pear, orange zest, clove and a little spice.
Food matching: seafood and especially shellfish are perfect.
1 x Conde de Valdemar Rioja Gran Reserva
We were going to start with the awards this wine has won but it would be too much like showing off. Fair to say there are a lot. Conde De Valdemar is a wine that most restaurants will have on their list. The wine itself is a single estate wine which means that everything is done onsite..their own vineyards, aging and bottling. This has everything you would want in a Gran Reserve Rioja.
It is elegant, concentrated, complex and it has a really awesome finish.
The nose has dark fruits, balsamic notes, aromatic herbs, vanilla and toast.
The palate is smooth beyond belief and the length...amazing.
Food matching: Have this with roast lamb or vegetable tagine with black olives