Tasting notes, 8/12/2023; lesser know Spanish wines

                     Lesser Known Spain

2022 Garciarevalo Casamaro
On Sale for $12.99
Rueda / Castilla y Leon / Spain
85% Verdejo, 15% Viura
The sandy soils of Rueda are the ideal setting for ancient Verdejo vines to yield the nectar that is Casamaro. This is house wine defined; crisp, but with texture and length.
2018 Gramona La Cuvee
$29.99 / Case Price $24
Penedes / Catalonia / Spain
30% Macabeo, 60% Xar-relo, 20% Parellada,
All of the sparkling wines of Gramona are produced from organically farmed estate vineyards. The cuvee spends 40 months on the lees prior to disgorgement. 
2022 Avinyo Petillant
On Sale for $15.99
Penedes / Catalonia / Spain
70% Muscat, 20% Macabeo, 10% Xarel-lo
Fizzy and floral, this delightfully refreshing white is produced by one of our favorite Cava producers, Avinyo. While the nose may convey sweetness, the palate is quite dry and features plenty of acid.
2021 Millara Cuesta Olivos Tinto
$29.99 / Case Price $24
Ribeira Sacra / Spain
100% Mencia
Aromatically complex and texturally suave, this is a very complex example of the Mencia varietal. Try pairing with lighter summer fare, its acid drives the show here.
2018 Cabrera Fernandez Araucaria
$24.99 / Case Price $20
Canary Islands / Spain
“It is “where the sea gives fresh life” and where notable men go to rest in the afterlife. He goes further to call Elysium “a place where men live a sweet and peaceful life, without snow, harsh winters, or rain, but a perennial cool air, born of the breath of the zephyrs that the ocean exhales in a musical breath.” -Homer
2019 El Vinculo Crianza
$20.99 / Case Price $16.80
La Mancha / Spain
100% Tempranillo
La Mancha is a place to make savory the focus and the 2019 Vinculo is that wine, spicy, just plain tasty and complete. Thinking too hard about this wine would be a mistake, instead enjoy its texture and depth of flavor and you’ll be rewarded.