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In-Store Tasting:
Wines from Spain
with Howard Friedman

Saturday, October 12th 1-4pm

Please join us this Saturday. Howard Friedman of South River Imports is back yet again to show some superb favorites from his portfolio. We keep asking Howard back for many reasons. The wines are great, his passion for all things Spain is second to none, and he every customer leaves the table with a smile on their face (and a bottle or 3 as well!). A long time veteran of the wine business in DC, Howard worked on the wholesale side for many years, then moved to retail and now has started a very successful importing business focusing on the wines of Spain. He also runs wine centric tours to Spain that have been a huge hit with many of our customers www.howardswinetour.webs.com. Please stop by Saturday, we promise you won't be disappointed.

 

Howard will pour the following:

2015 Canals Canals Cava Brut Reserva Especial

This amazingly soft, delightfully crisp Cava is produced from white grapes only and is made in the traditional "French method". It spends more than 24 months gaining complex flavors and aromas during secondary fermentation before being disgorged and finally corked just before bottling. Only the finest of French champagnes are bottled in this manner known as "RD".

 

The special way in which Ramon Canals Reserva Brut is produced gives the wine a very round, easy to enjoy flavor with notes of pear and tropical fruit. These charming flavors make it perfect as a starter with cheese and other light "finger foods" and as a lovely pairing with shellfish and other light seafood. For holiday entertaining, this moderately priced "sparkler" is a perfect choice.

 

Sale $14.99   |   SKU 77089

 

Paloma De Plata Albarino 2017

Pazo de Villlarei, Rias Baixas, Galicia

There are over 200 clones of Albarino in Spain. Here only the finest, smallest, most aromatic clone is planted in hillside vineyards in the Val de Salnes along the river Umia near Pontevedra. Boldly flavored and astonishingly complex. Our winemaker, Pablo Ibanez Sarmiento, has been making wine here for 25 years. His wines are aged for 6 months on the fine lees to develop aromas that are not possible with less expensively made wines that often blend other grapes into their Albarino wines.

 

Sale $14.99   |   SKU 77854

 

2015 Casar de Burbia Godello Fermentado en Barrica

The rarest of the rare. Barrel fermented Godello from Bierzo. Many of you are familiar with the reds from Bierzo made with the Mencia grape, but a bit of white wine made from the fantastic Godello grape does exist in this DO. Burbia produces only 600 bottles of this wine from 40 year old vines in soil of slate and quartz. Barrel fermented, it is Spain's answer to white Burgundy. Bassins is proud to be one of the few shops in the USA to carry this special wine. "The 2015 vintage is spectacular – the stuff that legends are made from" quote from Isidro (the owner).

 

Sale $29.99   |   SKU 76748

 

2015 Bogegas Valduero - Finca Azaya

A plush texture carries ripe, lively flavors of blackberry and plum, with dark chocolate and leafy accents. Well-integrated tannins and citrusy acidity keep this balanced.
91 points Wine Spectator

 

Sale $21.99   |   SKU 72117

 

2015 Bodegas Valduero - Crianza

One of the few vineyards in Ribera del Duero planted in "low bush" style, these vineyards of between 15 and 25 years old produce a wine of immense depth with extraordinary finesse and powerful aromas of cedar, earth and leather. The 2015 vintage was less abundant than usual but produced much more intensely ripe fruit of high quality.

 

The story of this wine is completed in 3 different types of oak for 14 months with another 14 months of bottle aging, but it is the precise efforts of Yolanda Viadera, the winemaker, that give this wine its singular power and style

 

Sale $31.99   |   SKU 79246

 

2016 Pago de los Capellanes Crianza

The signature style and incredible texture and complexity of all of the wines produced at Capellanes are a tribute to the extraordinary vineyards at around 2700 feet and the quest for the balanced flavors that maturing the new wine in barrels made by many different producers. At the end of barrel aging the wine was put together by Paco Casa, the winemaker.

 

It has a very marked aroma with a good balance of fruit and wood, where tones of vanilla intermingle with well-ripened fruit, black berries and wild fruits. There are also noticeable hints of leather and licorice, resulting from the mingling of the French oak and the aromas inherent in this variety of grape.

 

In the mouth, the wine has a smooth texture but fills the palate with balanced flavors, including fine tannins, which help extend the life of the wine. The finish and aftertaste are both long and elegant

 

 

Sale $39.99   |   SKU 80321

 

 

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