On a recent visit to San Sebastián, we purchased ‘a senda Vermella’ 2021, a Mencia-dominant wine from Nanclares y Prieto, Galician winemakers practicing biodynamic, organic methods. This small-production wine, which also includes Espadeiro and Caiño grapes, offers floral, fruity, and peppery notes with just 11.5% alcohol, perfect for relaxing evenings.
Today we share a holiday week wine from Granache Blanc pioneer Cellar Barbara Forés. Called ‘brisado’ in Spanish (orange wine), here Granacha Blanca (white Grenache) is skin-macerated and aged in clay amphorae 6-months. This method was a traditional and locally called ‘brisados’ then somewhere as time passed was forgotten. Mother daughter team Carmen Ferrer and Pili Sanmartín Ferrer decided to… Read more »
On a trip to Aragón a few years ago, we had the opportunity to delve into the wines of this somewhat isolated Spanish region. Basing ourselves in the historic city Zaragoza, we visited vineyards and wineries to obtain an overview of the area, the land (where rainfall is in short supply) and the varied faces of Garnacha. One in particular… Read more »