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Cava Avinyó Rosado
Wine Maker Notes -All fruit for the Cava was harvest under optimal conditions. 100% free run juice.
Tasting Notes -Bright red fruits combine with toast notes. On the palate the wine is fresh and vibrant with light spicy elements.
From the Penedès D.O. in Catalonia the Cava Avinyó Rosado is 100% Pinot Noir and is produced by the traditional method champenoise then aged for 12 months before being disgorged.
Bierzo Rising: Meet some of Spain's best new red wines.
"In a remote region of northwestern Spain called Bierzo, red wines made from a local grape called mencia have lately begun drawing the attention of wine lovers."
"The Bierzo region is a bit untamed (some mountain vineyards are ringed with orange plastic fencing to keep out wild boars) and has a climate that combines Continental heat withv Atlantic moisture (the coast is about 20 miles away) - a mix beneficial to the grapes. Geographicly it is part of the region of Castilla y Leon and has been known for many centuries as a stopping place for religous pilgrims traveling along the Camino de Santiago to the shrine of Saint James the Apostle in Santiago de Compostela. Today, it is winegrowers ... who are making pilgrimages to the region, to create fruity but well-structured red wines."
Fresh, bright plum and cherry flavors, with a chalky, buttermilky finish; reminiscent of a good montepulciano d'abruzzo. - Roger Morris, Savuer #90