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Stunning Spanish Whites

Posted on 25th September 2017 by JN Wine

Stunning Spanish Whites

We are delighted to introduce three exciting new wines from Spain.  These white wines offer an interesting alternative to Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay.  You may have seen these varietals on your summer holidays and now you can enjoy them at home.


Altos de Torona Albariño 2016

Aged 6 months on lees. A lovely young and vibrant wine. Enticing aromas of sherbet, yellow plums, stone and tropical fruits. On the palate, zesty acidity, taut lemon, lime and mandarin flavours, and a long, focused finish. Enjoy it with shellfish or white fish such as hake and cod. If you are a Sauvignon Blanc drinker, Albariños seem to find favour and interest.
GOLD MEDAL, DECANTER 2017, LONDON – this is equivalent to a 95 points!


La Granadilla Verdejo 2016  

Originating in North Africa, Verdejo has found a natural home in Rueda, North-Western Spain. The wines are aromatic, often soft, and full-bodied. A young, fresh, aromatic white from the Rueda region of Spain. Made from 100% Verdejo from a small family producer, this wine is fermented slowly, at cool temperatures in order to retain the fresh fruit flavours and bright aromatic qualities. The wine is unoaked. The nose has a freshly cut grass component, intermixed with fennel and spice. On the palate, the spicy note shines through, complemented by orange peel and crisp, green apple. A wonderful Aperitif, this wine will pair well with seafood dishes that incorporate olive oil and Mediterranean flavours, chicken in garlic and a variety of simple tapas.


Bodegas Katxiña Txacoli 2016

A traditional, extremely dry white from the Basque region of Northern Spain. Low in alcohol and bright in acidity, with just a touch of spritz. Txakoli is famous as the house wine in the many pintxo (Basque Tapas) Bars dotted around San Sebastián.

This wine’s brilliant pale yellow colour is touched with emerald green hues. On the palate it is fresh, vibrant, with fruity aromas and sea-breeze notes. The aromatic intensity is well-distributed in the mouth and round on the palate, where it leaves a pleasant and lasting taste. We recommend a serving temperature of between 7 and 10 °C. It combines very well with good-quality tinned fish, Iberian-pork-based appetizers, fresh seafood, salads, rice dishes and – if possible – with delicious grilled fish.

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