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Vuelta a España - Northern Spanish bangers from beyond Rioja - a six bottle box set

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To tie in with GlouGlou's monthly spotlight on Northern Spain we've created a mixed case for you to enjoy these Spanish gems in the comfort of your own home!


Bodegas Sumarroca, Cava Reserva, Catalunya, Spain - Fantastic as an aperitif but also with food - with rice, salads and seafood and any asparagus dish. Carlos and Nuria Sumarocca created this elegant cava using Carlos’ extensive agricultural know how, he is a nurseryman by training, and by adhering to their sustainable philosophy: improve the quality of farming and production to obtain innovative wines with character and balance.

White wines:

Loxarel, 'Cora', Penedes, Spain - This wine is a blend of local grape Xarello with Muscat d’Alexandria from the hills of Alta Penedès within what is known as the Xarel-Lo triangle. Loxarel farm biodynamically and are well known for quality, traditional method sparkling wines (ie Cava but good Cava not nasty Cava).
Perky is a good description of the aromas and flavours of this wine and these have been preserved by the use of dry ice during a 6 hour maceration on the skins. Floral but not OTT, finishing dry with hints of quince and limes and a slightly saline edge. A lovely aperitif or “I fancy a glass of wine” wine but nice with a salad or fresh shell fish too. Drink young while still perky.

Vinos Fento, 'Bico Da Ran', Albariño, Rias Baixas, Spain -  This was made by the great Eulogio Pomares from Albariño grown in the Galician Garden of Eden, the Valle del Salnés, a name coined by the Romans when they began growing grapes here and a nod to the salty terroir. People often pick up salinity in Albariño and there's no doubt the sea breeze influences the climate and so the grapes and the wines.
That salinity, its pleasant citrus notes and well balanced acidity make this wine a great choice with seafood of all descriptions. 

Red wines:

Coto de Gomariz, 'The Flower and the Bee' Souson, Ribeiro, Galicia, Spain - Ricardo Carreiro and winemaker Xose Lois Sebio specialise in producing wines from little known Galician varietals and this wine is made from Souson. Grown in a little microclimate next to the Avia river with the Atlantic influence aiding them, the vineyard follows the Masanoba Fukuoka method of farming which is affectionately known as ‘do nothing farming’ but actually involves a great deal of thought and planning and patience. 
It is a juicy, fruit forward wine with bags of character. Great lightly chilled with meaty fish or with some jamon or cheese. 

Quinta Milu, Ribera del Duero, Castilla y Leon, Spain - Ribera del Duero is a region known for being “big" - big wines, big oak, and big bucks. Quinta Milú is refreshingly different, its wines hugely drinkable, pure and fruit forward. Germán Blanco (the farm is named after his daughter) makes wines using techniques like foot treading, wild yeast fermentations and minimal handling, that are infused rather than extracted - elegant and balanced rather than heavy and grippy.
Made partly in stainless steel and partly in open oak tubs then matured for five months in large, old French oak barrels it has lovely flavours of cherries and plums and cracked pepper. Great with lamb or a roasted vegetable dish. 

Vina Zorzal, Sea of Dreams, Navarra, Spain - Vina Zorzal is a project three brothers inherited from their father, Antonio Sanz. It wasn’t long before Inaki, Mikel and Xavier were joined by their friend Rafael Regadera and the boys really made Vina Zorzal their own passion project.Vina Zorzal's vineyards are located in the southern part of Navarra, a wine region sandwiched between Rioja and Aragon. Navarra’s landscape can vary from arid to luscious green and so the right location and climate can mean everything to the vines. This wine is 100% old vine Garnacha from a north facing vineyard in Corral de Los Altos planted in 1978. As Xabi explains: ‘We get the grapes from rocky soil, on the top of a high plateau where the northerly “cierzo” wind plays a key role adding an edge to the wine.’ Beautiful with a meaty, beany, paprika spiked stew.

This case contains one bottle of each of these wines. If any is out of stock or becomes unavailable it will be replaced by one of equal or greater value and deliciousness.