The All Rounder
In this bundle we feature three easy-going, everyday wines.
from l to r:
(Penedes, Spain) Entre Vinyes - Funambul Brut Nature 2017
A gorgeous, zippy and fresh dry Cava made from old vineyards in the protected park of Foix, Penedes. The wine spends over two years on its yeasts in the bottle, but this is very much a fruit-led sparkling wine. There are some notes of yeastiness as expected from this traditional style but this is as unmanipulated as cava gets. Super pure, and an absolute pleasure to drink. Made by Maria & Pep, a couple who started from scratch in 2012 after taking over some old vineyards, and have slowly built this project into the successful and experimental winery it is today
(Mosel, Germany) Staffelter Hof - Magnus Riesling 2020
A tense yet very pleasurable dry Riesling from the Mosel's famous grey slate soils. Limy and linear but with lovely stone fruits, and a gorgeous aromatic profile. Made by Jan Klein, the latest generation at the helm on this historical estate which has been in the family since 1805, but operating as a winery since 862...! Jan started to produce a special range of wines with no added sulphites in 2014, a range that has now expanded to nearly ten singular wines.
(Navarra, Spain) Azul y Garanza - Abril 2020
Tempranillo from a desert region in Northern Spain. Medium bodied, great aromatic, black fruits and spice, very fresh. A wine made in concrete, and hence complex not due to oak aging or other vessels that impart flavour, but purely based on the quality of the raw material. A wine that always punches above its weight. Made by Maria, Dani, and Fernando, a dynamic trio who slowly converted an abandoned cooperative building in their village of Carcastillo to a fully operational winery. A huge commitment to biodiversity in the vines leads to wines of pronounced purity.