Wine Club - January 2018

Roig – Finca Parera (2016)

  • Grape Variety(s): Sumoll, Tempranillo, Grenache
  • Style: Dry Red
  • Region: Upper Penedes, Catalonia, Spain
  • Winemaker: Ruben Parera
  • Soil: Marine Calcareous-Clay
  • Age of Vines: 30 yrs

Roig = Red in Catalan (Catalonian Language)
A stainless steel-aged red blend from an extremely hot and dry 2016 vintage. I love the freshness of this wine and a little bit of its wild nature. We first tried this over a feast of “pan contomate” (tomatoes on toasted bread) and mountain of jamón and Paella at Rubén’s winery. Given the season now, this would be DELISH with any lighter and saltier meats or tofu. BBQ spices would be a tasty pairing.

 Bianco – Tenuta la Favola (2016)

Grape Variety(s): Grillo/Moscato

Winemaker: Corrado and Valeria Guierrera

Soil: Clay/Limestone

Age of Vines: 25 yrs

Style: Dry White

Region: Noto Sicily

A lovely aromatic, fresh, and slightly salty white blend. Aged in Stainless steel for about 8 months. The best description I’ve heard for this wine is “Sicilian Beach Juice!” What better time than now, in the dregs of winter, to be transported to a sunny beach in Italy. This wine is the ticket! Enjoy with any seafood fair, in particular anchovies, shrimp, and white fish in white wine sauces. Superb with white pizza as well!