Manuel's Spanish Picks - 3 Bottles of Each

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JASPI NEGRE 2016

‘Black Jade’ is a blend of 45% Grenache, 25% Carignan, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah from parcels of 15-90 year-old vines planted in sandy soils with diverse mineral compositions. A wine with a clear identity and affability that will satisfy a wide range of palates. Full of ripe red fruit, balsamic notes, and baking spice. A powerful wine with smooth, but well-structured tannins. -89 Point JS

BODEGAS TIERRA CRIANZA 2017

Clusters are hand-picked and carefully selected and destemmed into stainless steel deposits for a 7-day natural fermentation, followed by a 7- day maceration. Malolactic fermentation is carried out naturally and spontaneously in cement deposits and mixed oak barrels. Aged between twelve and fourteen months in 225 liter barrels. The aging process varies depending on the evolution of the wine in the given year. Rich cherry color with balanced wood integration that respects the purity of the fruit. Fresh lifted aromas and a complex, blueberry and spice palate with long, supple finish. -90 Points JS

CARTOIXA DE MONSALVAT  MONT+ 2017

Mont+ is sourced from the younger estate vines and is made up of 65% Garnacha, 25% Carignan and 10% Syrah all grown on steep slopes of black slate. The blending of Syrah and Carignan offers additional richness of color and texture. The dark plum and black currant flavors are mouth-filling and sleek. Structurally round with moderate acidity, young tannins, and classic stoney minerals. Under 500 cases produced.

MADAI SOBRE LIAS MENCIA 2013

100% Mencía - Estate grown from some of the oldest vineyards in Bierzo. The vineyards are situated at 600m altitude in Cacabelos in the province of León. Madai has 2.7 hectares undervine dedicated to 50/50 Mencia and Godello. Fermentation and 12 months sur lie aging in French oak. Less than 500 cases produced. Classic varietal aromas of violets and red fruits accompanied by mineral notes, cocoa, spices (nutmeg and cinnamon). The palate is fresh, fruity and silky, which is inviting as a young wine, but structured to provide a good evolution in bottle. The wine region of Bierzo is a small, rural and remote ancient region in the northwestern corner of Castilla y León, touching the eastern border of Galicia. Until recently, it remained unknown to the international wine markets. However, thanks to the wave of investment and innovation that swept many parts of Spain in the late 1990s, the wine region of Bierzo now counts as one of the country’s rising stars, on a par with other wine hotspots, such as Rueda, Penedès, Toro and Jumilla. The Bierzo viticultural area consists of two parts: Bierzo Alto (high Bierzo), a mineral-rich and mountainous terrain where terraced vineyards are sewn into the slopes, and Bierzo Bajo (low Bierzo), a wide and verdant plain.