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VINAMERICAS RETAIL PORTFOLIO

  1. 1. YOUR WINE SOURCING & MARKETING PARTNER
  2. 2. ABOUT US VINAMERICAS is a licensed wine & spirits importer specialized in sourcing exciting new products at unbeatable prices for our wholesale and retail partners nationwide. We represent nearly 40 family-owned-and-operated wineries from Spain, France, Portugal and Italy that produce extraordinary, and often times innovative, wines yet always true to their terroir and traditions. VINAMERICAS wines are distributed in 25 states where we work with partners that share our vision and dedication to introducing American consumers to the best wines that Europe has to offer. CONTACT PHONE: +1-866-998-VINO (8466) EMAIL: info@vinamericas.com WEB: www.vinamericas.com OFFICES MIAMI (headquarters) 8101 Biscayne Blvd. Suite 617 Miami, FL 33138 USA NEW YORK 330 Madison Avenue, 9th Floor New York, NY 10017 USA NEW JERSEY (central warehouse) 2220 91st Street North Bergen, NJ 07047 USA EUROPE Avenida Pirineos 11 Huesca, 22004 SPAIN
  3. 3. CLOS DE LA SOLEYA / CAVA BRUT VARIETALS: 40% Xarello, 40% Macabeo & 20% Parellada EL XAMFRÁ Founded in 1987 and now managed by oenologist Francisco Domínguez Ruiz, the son of the founders. Located in downtown Sant Sadurní, but in the process of moving to an old paper mill built in 1872 to expand production thanks to worldwide demand. AGEING: 9 months in the bottle ABOUT CAVA TECHNICAL: 12.5% Alc. / 5 g/l While Cava can be made in several regions throughout Spain, 95% is made with grapes from the limestone soils of Penedés D.O. (45 minutes southwest of Barcelona) with vines planted as high up as 2,800 feet. Cava grapes at those altitudes can be intensely tart, more akin to the structure of Champagne than the fat–styled sparkling wines California tends to produce. Unlike other sparkling wines like Prosecco, Cava is always produced using the Champagnois Method, where the secondary fermentation takes place in the bottle. VINTAGE: 2011 PRODUCER: El Xamfrá LOCATION: Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, Penedés APPELLATION: Cava TASTING NOTES Intriguing bouquet that opens up to reveal touches of white asparagus and dried herbs. The palate is nicely balanced with subtle citrus notes complemented by dried apricot and a touch of quince. It leads to a precise finish that could do with more length, but it is still an interesting Cava, one that is full of personality. ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 120,000 btls.
  4. 4. VIEIRA DE PLATA / ALBARIÑO VINTAGE: 2013 PRODUCER: Bodegas As Laxas LOCATION: Arbo, Pontevedra (Galicia) APPELLATION: Rias Baixas VARIETALS: 100% Albariño AGEING: Unoaked ALCOHOL: 13.5% Alc. NOTES: The scallop's shell ("vieira" in Spanish) is much more than delicious seafood and the perfect pairing for this extraordinary white; it is the official symbol of Galicia, a unique region in northwestern Spain with gaelic roots and green fiord-like slopes that meet the Atlantic sea forming the renowned "Rias”. This crisp and floral white showcases a beautiful combination of pear, citrus and tropical fruits combined with harmonious acidity and an impeccable finish. Ideal for shellfish, shrimp, grilled fish and all kinds of salads. ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 100,000 btls. ABOUT BODEGAS AS LAXAS Established in 1862 in Arbo (Pontevedra), As Laxas was a founding member of the Rias Baixas appellation after being purchased by Simón Ferro in 1975. Today, under the leadership of Ferro’s 4 children the winery is equipped with the latest technology and owns 50 Has of vineyards dedicated to producing only the highest quality Albariños. ABOUT RIAS BAIXAS Rías Baixas’ coastline is comprised of inlets reminiscent of Norway’s fjords and boasts some of Spain’s most stunning beaches and an endless supply of fresh seafood. Rías Baixas is also the birthplace of Albariño, Spain’s most famous white variety. In Rías Baixas, this variety shares the same nutrient-poor but mineral-rich soils and moderate climate as other renowned white wine producing regions.
  5. 5. GIVE ME 5 / OAK AGED RIOJA VINTAGE: 2011 PRODUCER: Javier Rodriguez LOCATION: Aldeanueva de Ebro, La Rioja APPELLATION: D.O.C. Rioja VARIETALS: 100% Tempranillo AGEING: 5 months in new American oak barrels with incisions inside to increase the surface of contact. ALCOHOL: 13.5% TASTING NOTES: Tightly wound bouquet of small dark cherries, orange zest and black currant pastille that is nicely defined but takes time to unfurl. The palate is medium bodied with dense, chewy tannins. Very approachable modern style Rioja unbeatable for the price. Even greater when paired with poultry or pasta dishes. Fine barbecue wine as well. PRODUCTION: 100,000 btls. ABOUT JAVIER RODRIGUEZ Independent “flying winemaker” currently producing wine in 7 different appellations in partnership with leading producers in Spain and Portugal. Javier Rodriguez is revolutionizing the Spanish wine industry by combining the latest technology an innovative winemaking style. His wines are sophisticated, modern-style wines of great “drinkability” without losing their sense of origin. ABOUT RIOJA Spain’s best known wine producing region. The Oja river (Rio Oja) is believed to have given the region its name. Rioja was the first region in Spain to be awarded the highest DOCa (Denominación de Origen Calificada) category, due to its proven record in consistently producing top-quality wines.
  6. 6. ENCANTO GODELLO / BIERZO VINTAGE: 2012 VINOS DE ARGANZA VARIETALS: Godello 100% Vinos de Arganza is a family business bought in 1997 by wine industry veteran Víctor Robla and his wife Ángeles Varela, whose grandmother Sara Álvarez de Toledo was part of an important noble family and vineyard owners in Bierzo since the XV century. AGEING: Unoaked ABOUT GODELLO & BIERZO ALCOHOL: 12.5% Godello is a grape variety native of Spain and rarely found outside of El Bierzo and Galicia in the Northwestern part of the country. Like Albariño, Godello typically shows very attractive tropical and citrus aromas, but showcases greater minerality and more lively acidity. Depending on the winemaking method, Godello can be creamy and dense with the ability to improve with ageing. Bierzo’s soil includes a mixture of fine elements, quartz and slate. The vineyards are planted mainly on humid, dark soil that is slightly acidic and low in carbonates. PRODUCER: Vinos de Arganza LOCATION: Villafranca del Bierzo, León APPELLATION: D.O. Bierzo TASTING NOTES Beautiful straw yellow colour. On the nose fruity, persistent and elegant with a lovely perfume of baking spices, melon, peaches, and mineral. Round, spicy, and pleasure-bent, this smoothtextured, impeccably balanced effort over-delivers in a very big way. Idealy to pair with all kinds of shell fish, seafood and salads. ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 50,000 btls.
  7. 7. ENCANTO [CHARM] / MENCIA OAK AGED VINTAGE: 2010 VINOS DE ARGANZA VARIETALS: Mencia 100% Vinos de Arganza is a family business bought in 1997 by wine industry veteran Víctor Robla and his wife Ángeles Varela, whose grandmother Sara Álvarez de Toledo was part of an important noble family and vineyard owners in Bierzo since the XV century. AGEING: 4 months in oak barrels ABOUT MENCIA & BIERZO ALCOHOL: 14% Mencia is a grape variety native of Spain and rarely found outside of El Bierzo in Northwestern Spain. Mencia is sometimes compared to Cabernet Franc even though they are not genetically related. Bierzo’s soil includes a mixture of fine elements, quartz and slate. The vineyards are planted mainly on humid, dark soil that is slightly acidic and low in carbonates. Continental microclimate, with influences from Galicia and the plateau of Castilla y Léon. Average rainfall of ~700 l/yr, 59ºF and 2000 hours of sun per year. PRODUCER: Vinos de Arganza LOCATION: Villafranca del Bierzo , León APPELLATION: D.O. Bierzo TASTING NOTES Ruby intense red color. Ripe fruit, fine wood, spices and aromas. Good balance on the palate, fresh and smooth tannins with a persistent ending finish. Unlike other Mencias in the market at this price point, Encanto is a jammy, modern style red with no astringent or bitter flavors. Perfect pairing for stews, lamb chops and hearty salads. ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 100,000 btls.
  8. 8. ENCANTO SELECCIÓN / OLD VINE MENCIA RESERVE VINTAGE: 2008 VINOS DE ARGANZA VARIETALS: Mencia 100% Vinos de Arganza is a family business bought in 1997 by wine industry veteran Víctor Robla and his wife Ángeles Varela, whose grandmother Sara Álvarez de Toledo was part of an important noble family and vineyard owners in Bierzo since the XV century. AGEING: 22 months in oak barrels ABOUT MENCIA & BIERZO ALCOHOL: 14% Mencia is a grape variety native of Spain and rarely found outside of El Bierzo in Northwestern Spain. Mencia is sometimes compared to Cabernet Franc even though they are not genetically related. Bierzo’s soil includes a mixture of fine elements, quartz and slate. The vineyards are planted mainly on humid, dark soil that is slightly acidic and low in carbonates. Continental microclimate, with influences from Galicia and the plateau of Castilla y Léon. Average rainfall of ~700 l/yr, 59ºF and 2000 hours of sun per year. PRODUCER: Vinos de Arganza LOCATION: Villafranca del Bierzo , León APPELLATION: D.O. Bierzo TASTING NOTES: Pleasantly balanced, medium body and perfectly integrated red showing a bigarreau cherry red colour. Bouquet of ripe fruit, fine wood and spices. Fresh, smooth and classical Mencia flavours. Amazing value taking into consideration the extended period in oak and low-yield old vines used. ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 80,000 btls.
  9. 9. ALBARDIALES / TEMPRANILLO BODEGAS SAN ANTONIO ABAD VINTAGE: 2011 PRODUCER: Bodegas San Antonio Abad LOCATION: Villacañas, Toledo APPELLATION: D.O. La Mancha VARIETALS: Tempranillo 100% AGEING: N/A ALCOHOL: 13.5% TASTING NOTES Made in the northern part of La Mancha, in the province of Toledo using the revolutionary “flash-détente” technology. Albardiales is a young, fruit-driven wine, offering bright red berry and raspberry aromas, deep, vibrant and lively flavors on the palate, well balanced and quite refreshing on the finish. An outstanding value from an up-and-coming region. ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 500,000 btls. San Antonio Abad is a cooperative located in the province of Toledo, Castilla La Mancha with 450 members that together harvest over 2,000 hectares of vineyards. San Antonio is one of the very few wineries in Spain (and the world) using the flash-détente technology, an expensive piece of equipment that yields fresh, fruitforward wines by heating the grapes and then sending them to a vacuum chamber to be cooled. This technology increases extraction from red grapes while minimizing bitter seed tannin and pyrazine (vegetal) odors. Read more. THE LAND Extreme continental climate, ranging from the 5ºF in the winter to 115ºF in the summer. Dryness is one of its most distinct characteristics, since its microclimate prevents the entry of moist winds, presenting a low rainfall (300 to 400 mm per year), thus La Mancha is primarily a dry flat, farming plateau with over 3,000 hours of sunshine a year that yield beautifully-ripened fruit.
  10. 10. LOVE TEMPRANILLO / TIERRA DE CASTILLA BODEGAS MUREDA VINTAGE: 2012 PRODUCER: Bodegas Mureda LOCATION: Ciudad Real APPELLATION: Tierra de Castilla VARIETALS: Tempranillo (organic) AGEING: 2 months in French oak ALCOHOL: 14.5% TASTING NOTES: Cherry red color with maroon hues. Pleasant fruity aroma with notes of red fruit and a balsamic touch. Well balanced, with sweet and round tannins, full bodied and a long aftertaste. The two months in French oak barrels add enough complexity and structure without sacrificing the fruit. Ideal to pair with grilled meats, pasta and cheeses. Its ripeness and alcohol content make it very versatile. ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 200,000 btls. Mureda is a family-owned winery boasting the largest organic vineyard surface in the world with over 1,200 hectares (3,000 acres) planted. As an official organic wine grower, Mureda's vines are not exposed to any chemical pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers, which yields clean and healthy wines, modern in style with just a touch of real oak to add complexity and elegance without sacrificing fruit or personality. THE LAND The warm location of the lands protects the area from the hot and humid Mediterranean winds which give a continental climate to the area with cold winters and hot summers with cool nights. The rains are very scarce, taking place in Spring and Fall. Everything favors the stress of the vineyard in the final stage of ripening. La Mancha is located over a plain surrounded by hills and grounds of limestone compositions with a subsoil of carbonate-calcium with extraordinary capacity to retain water.
  11. 11. LOVE GARNACHA / ALMANSA ABOUT BODEGAS TINTORALBA VINTAGE: 2011 PRODUCER: Bodegas Tintoralba LOCATION: Higueruela, Albacete APPELLATION: D.O. Almansa VARIETALS: Garnacha Tintorera AGEING: Unoaked ALCOHOL: 12.5% TASTING NOTES Grown from old-vine Garnacha Tintorera vineyards at 3000 feet above sea level, this red offers a clean bouquet of dark cherries, orange essence and fresh fig. The palate is nicely balanced with crunchy red berry fruit, good acidity and a solid finish that urges you to take another sip. Ideal to pair with pastas, chicken dishes and pizza. ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 200,000 btls. Bodegas Tintoralba is owned by 160 members. Quite possibly the most technically-advanced and quality-centric cooperative we have come across. Over the years members have built up over 1,500 hectares of their own vineyards. Thanks to the outstanding leadership of their winemaker Pedro Sarrión Martínez, Tintoralba produces wines that reflect not only the character of the terroir, but of their emblematic indigenous grapes. ABOUT D.O. ALMANSA The climate is continental (long, hot summers, cold winters). Rainfall is sparse and sporadic (350 mm per annum) usually in spring and autumn in the form of violent storms, often in the form of hail. Temperatures can reach 38°C in summer and -6°C in winter. Almansa is located in the province of Albacete about 150 miles west of Madrid.
  12. 12. CAPITULO 8 / GARNACHA DE LA MANCHA VINTAGE: 2011 PRODUCER: Bodegas Tintoralba LOCATION: Higueruela, Albacete APPELLATION: D.O. Almansa VARIETALS: Garnacha Tintorera AGEING: Unoaked ALCOHOL: 13.5% TASTING NOTES Impenetrable thick purple/violet color with a dark blue sheen, delicious aromas of small fruits and a slight fresh breeze of balsamic tones. Fruitforward, jammy and approachable. This Garnacha comes from 30-50 year-old vines growing at an altitude of nearly 3,000 feet and with yields of under 1.5 Tons/Ha. ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 60,000 btls. ABOUT BODEGAS TINTORALBA Bodegas Tintoralba is a wine cooperative owned by approximately 160 members in the town of Higueruela at 3,000 ft above sea level. Quite possibly the most technically-advanced and quality-centric cooperative we have come across. Over the years members have built up over 1,500 hectares of their own vineyards, an exceptional achievement due to both their size and quality. Thanks to the outstanding leadership of their winemaker Pedro Sarrión Martínez, Tintoralba produces wines that reflect not only the character of the terroir, but of their emblematic indigenous grape, Garnacha Tintorera. ABOUT D.O. ALMANSA The climate is continental (long, hot summers, cold winters). Rainfall is sparse and sporadic (350 mm per annum) usually in spring and autumn in the form of violent storms, often in the form of hail. Temperatures can reach 38°C in summer and -6°C in winter. Almansa is located in the province of Albacete about 150 miles west of Madrid.
  13. 13. CAPITULO 8 / SAUVIGNON BLANC & VERDEJO VINTAGE: 2011 PRODUCER: Bodegas Tintoralba LOCATION: Higueruela, Albacete APPELLATION: Tierra de Castilla VARIETALS: 50% Sauvignon Blanc, 50% Verdejo. AGEING: Unoaked ALCOHOL: 13.5% TASTING NOTES Pale yellow in color with hints of very brilliant green. On the palate it bursts with intense yet elegant tropical notes combined with great acidity and a crisp persistent finish. Extraordinary by itself, with all kinds of salads and, of course, seafood and shellfish. ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 40,000 btls. ABOUT BODEGAS TINTORALBA Bodegas Tintoralba is a wine cooperative owned by approximately 160 members in the town of Higueruela at 3,000 ft above sea level. Quite possibly the most technically-advanced and quality-centric cooperative we have come across. Over the years members have built up over 1,500 hectares of their own vineyards, an exceptional achievement due to both their size and quality. Thanks to the outstanding leadership of their winemaker Pedro Sarrión Martínez, Tintoralba produces wines that reflect not only the character of the terroir, but of their emblematic indigenous grapes. ABOUT D.O. ALMANSA The climate is continental (long, hot summers, cold winters). Rainfall is sparse and sporadic (350 mm per annum) usually in spring and autumn in the form of violent storms, often in the form of hail. Temperatures can reach 38°C in summer and -6°C in winter. Almansa is located in the province of Albacete about 150 miles west of Madrid.
  14. 14. CAPITULO 8 / SYRAH (ROSÉ) VINTAGE: 2012 PRODUCER: Bodegas Tintoralba LOCATION: Higueruela, Albacete APPELLATION: Tierra de Castilla VARIETALS: 100% Syrah AGEING: Unoaked ALCOHOL: 13.5% TASTING NOTES Explosive rose with intense aromas of wild berries, bubble gum and other jammy notes. Fresh, floral, crisp and extremely refreshing. Great on its own as an alternative to other thirst quenchers, but it blossoms when paired with fruit, salads, fish, tapas, fried chicken and anything with BBQ sauce on it. Perfect picnic wine. ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 40,000 btls. ABOUT BODEGAS TINTORALBA Bodegas Tintoralba is a wine cooperative owned by approximately 160 members in the town of Higueruela at 3,000 ft above sea level. Quite possibly the most technically-advanced and quality-centric cooperative we have come across. Over the years members have built up over 1,500 hectares of their own vineyards, an exceptional achievement due to both their size and quality. Thanks to the outstanding leadership of their winemaker Pedro Sarrión Martínez, Tintoralba produces wines that reflect not only the character of the terroir, but of their emblematic indigenous grapes. ABOUT D.O. ALMANSA The climate is continental (long, hot summers, cold winters). Rainfall is sparse and sporadic (350 mm per annum) usually in spring and autumn in the form of violent storms, often in the form of hail. Temperatures can reach 38°C in summer and -6°C in winter. Almansa is located in the province of Albacete about 150 miles west of Madrid.
  15. 15. MUREDA TEMPRANILLO / ORGANIC (OAK AGED) VINTAGE: 2011 BODEGAS MUREDA ALCOHOL: 14.5% Mureda is a family-owned winery boasting the largest organic vineyard surface in the world with over 1,200 hectares (3,000 acres) planted. As an official organic wine grower, Mureda's vines are not exposed to any chemical pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers, which yields clean and healthy wines, modern in style with just a touch of real oak to add complexity and elegance without sacrificing fruit or personality. TASTING NOTES: Cherry red color with THE LAND PRODUCER: Bodegas Mureda LOCATION: Ciudad Real, Castilla La Mancha APPELLATION: Tierra de Castilla VARIETALS: Tempranillo 100% AGEING: 2 months in oak maroon hues. Pleasant fruity aroma with notes of red fruit and a balsamic touch. Well balanced, with sweet and round tannins, full bodied and a long aftertaste. The two months in French oak barrels add enough complexity and structure without sacrificing the fruit. Ideal to pair with grilled meats, pasta and cheeses. Its ripeness and alcohol content make it very versatile. ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 500,000 btls. The warm location of the lands protects the area from the hot and humid Mediterranean winds which give a continental climate to the area with cold winters and hot summers with cool nights. The rains are very scarce, taking place in Spring and Fall. Everything favors the stress of the vineyard in the final stage of ripening. La Mancha is located over a plain surrounded by hills and grounds of limestone compositions with a subsoil of carbonate-calcium with extraordinary capacity to retain water.
  16. 16. MUREDA MERLOT / ORGANIC (OAK AGED) VINTAGE: 2011 PRODUCER: Bodegas Mureda LOCATION: Ciudad Real, Castilla La Mancha APPELLATION: Tierra de Castilla VARIETALS: Merlot 100% AGEING: 2 months in oak ALCOHOL: 14.5% TASTING NOTES Purple red color with blue hues. Pleasant red fruit, blackberries and plum aromas with black pepper notes. Well balanced, soft and elegant. Mureda was one of the pioneers in planting Merlot vines in La Mancha 30 years ago. They have adapted very well to the region's soil and climate, yielding soft and velvety wines. Mureda Merlot is ideal to pair with poultry and low-fat meats. ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 500,000 btls. BODEGAS MUREDA Mureda is a family-owned winery boasting the largest organic vineyard surface in the world with over 1,200 hectares (3,000 acres) planted. As an official organic wine grower, Mureda's vines are not exposed to any chemical pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers, which yields clean and healthy wines, modern in style with just a touch of real oak to add complexity and elegance without sacrificing fruit or personality. THE LAND The warm location of the lands protects the area from the hot and humid Mediterranean winds which give a continental climate to the area with cold winters and hot summers with cool nights. The rains are very scarce, taking place in Spring and Fall. Everything favors the stress of the vineyard in the final stage of ripening. La Mancha is located over a plain surrounded by hills and grounds of limestone compositions with a subsoil of carbonate-calcium with extraordinary capacity to retain water.
  17. 17. MUREDA SYRAH / ORGANIC (OAK AGED) VINTAGE: 2011 PRODUCER: Bodegas Mureda LOCATION: Ciudad Real, Castilla La Mancha APPELLATION: Tierra de Castilla VARIETALS: Syrah 100% AGEING: 2 months in oak ALCOHOL: 14.5% TASTING NOTES Dark red ruby color with violet hues. Pleasant black & blue fruits aromas with balsamic notes. Rounded and elegant wine with hints of plums & blackberries and a persistent aftertaste. PAIRING Ideal to pair with grilled meats, pasta and cheeses. Its ripeness and alcohol content make it very versatile. ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 500,000 btls. BODEGAS MUREDA Mureda is a family-owned winery boasting the largest organic vineyard surface in the world with over 1,200 hectares (3,000 acres) planted. As an official organic wine grower, Mureda's vines are not exposed to any chemical pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers, which yields clean and healthy wines, modern in style with just a touch of real oak to add complexity and elegance without sacrificing fruit or personality. THE LAND The warm location of the lands protects the area from the hot and humid Mediterranean winds which give a continental climate to the area with cold winters and hot summers with cool nights. The rains are very scarce, taking place in Spring and Fall. Everything favors the stress of the vineyard in the final stage of ripening. La Mancha is located over a plain surrounded by hills and grounds of limestone compositions with a subsoil of carbonate-calcium with extraordinary capacity to retain water.
  18. 18. MUREDA SAUVIGNON BLANC / ORGANIC VINTAGE: 2011 PRODUCER: Bodegas Mureda LOCATION: Ciudad Real, Castilla La Mancha APPELLATION: Tierra de Castilla VARIETALS: Sauvignon Blanc 100% AGEING: 2 months in oak ALCOHOL: 13% TASTING NOTES Golden color with greenish hues. Pleasant fruity aromas (mainly pineapple and peach) and fresh flowers notes. Fresh, rounded and fruity aftertaste. Perfect with seafood, mainly shell-fish and crab, but also perfect as an aperitif, with olives, salads and any citrusy meals. ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 500,000 btls. BODEGAS MUREDA Mureda is a family-owned winery boasting the largest organic vineyard surface in the world with over 1,200 hectares (3,000 acres) planted. As an official organic wine grower, Mureda's vines are not exposed to any chemical pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers, which yields clean and healthy wines, modern in style with just a touch of real oak to add complexity and elegance without sacrificing fruit or personality. THE LAND The warm location of the lands protects the area from the hot and humid Mediterranean winds which give a continental climate to the area with cold winters and hot summers with cool nights. The rains are very scarce, taking place in Spring and Fall. Everything favors the stress of the vineyard in the final stage of ripening. La Mancha is located over a plain surrounded by hills and grounds of limestone compositions with a subsoil of carbonate-calcium with extraordinary capacity to retain water.
  19. 19. MUREDA CHARDONNAY / ORGANIC (UNOAKED) VINTAGE: 2012 BODEGAS MUREDA AGEING: Unoaked Mureda is a family-owned winery boasting the largest organic vineyard surface in the world with over 1,200 hectares (3,000 acres) planted. As an official organic wine grower, Mureda's vines are not exposed to any chemical pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers, which yields clean and healthy wines, modern in style with just a touch of real oak to add complexity and elegance without sacrificing fruit or personality. ALCOHOL: 13% THE LAND TASTING NOTES The warm location of the lands protects the area from the hot and humid Mediterranean winds which give a continental climate to the area with cold winters and hot summers with cool nights. The rains are very scarce, taking place in Spring and Fall. Everything favors the stress of the vineyard in the final stage of ripening. La Mancha is located over a plain surrounded by hills and grounds of limestone compositions with a subsoil of carbonate-calcium with extraordinary capacity to retain water. PRODUCER: Bodegas Mureda LOCATION: Ciudad Real, Castilla La Mancha APPELLATION: Tierra de Castilla VARIETALS: Chardonnay 100% Golden pale color. Pleasant tropical fruit aromas with mineral notes. Fresh, persistent, unctuous and very fruity. Unbeatable Chardonnay at this price points. Ideal to pair with poultry, hearty salads and fish, such as salmon, tuna or tilapia. ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 500,000 btls.
  20. 20. SIGLO CRIANZA / TEMPRANILLO (RIOJA) VINTAGE: 2009 BODEGAS AGE ALCOHOL: 13.5% In 1881, lix Azpilicueta founded Bodegas Azpilicueta, nowadays known as Bodegas AGE. Over a century later, it reflects the efforts of the various generations that have devoted their lives to making and ageing prestigious Rioja wines. The wines of this bodega possess all the traditional characteristics of the typical Rioja wines, whose flavour has triumphed all over the world TASTING NOTES ABOUT RIOJA Bright, garnet red with purple and gold glints. Aromas of cedar, smoke, spice box, tobacco, and blackberry. Fruity with a toasted wood and vanilla aroma. In the mouth it is full, elegant and velvety smooth with good body Spain’s best known wine producing region. The Oja river (Rio Oja) is believed to have given the region its name. Rioja was the first region in Spain to be awarded the highest DOCa (Denominacion de Origen Calificada) category, due to its proven record in consistently producing top-quality wines. PRODUCER: Bodegas AGE LOCATION: Fuenmayor, La Rioja APPELLATION: D.O.C. Rioja VARIETALS: Tempranillo, Mazuelo & Graciano AGEING: 12 months in American & French oak barrels + 1 year in bottle PRODUCTION: 2,000,000 btls.
  21. 21. SIGLO RESERVA / TEMPRANILLO (D.O.C. RIOJA) VINTAGE: 2007 BODEGAS AGE PRODUCER: Bodegas AGE ALCOHOL: 13.5% In 1881, lix Azpilicueta founded Bodegas Azpilicueta, nowadays known as Bodegas AGE. Over a century later, it reflects the efforts of the various generations that have devoted their lives to making and ageing prestigious Rioja wines. The wines of this bodega possess all the traditional characteristics of the typical Rioja wines, whose flavour has triumphed all over the world TASTING NOTES ABOUT RIOJA Bright ruby color, showing Asian spices, incense, leather, and assorted black fruits, including blackberries and plums. Medium body, velvety in the mouth with well structured tannins, balanced, and a soft, yet prolonged finish. Spain’s best known wine producing region. The Oja river (Rio Oja) is believed to have given the region its name. Rioja was the first region in Spain to be awarded the highest DOCa (Denominacion de Origen Calificada) category, due to its proven record in consistently producing top-quality wines LOCATION: Fuenmayor, La Rioja APPELLATION: D.O.C. Rioja VARIETALS: Tempranillo, Mazuelo & Graciano AGEING: 12 months in American & French oak barrels + 2 yearS in bottle PRODUCTION: 500,000 btls.
  22. 22. CALA N.1 / TEMPRANILLO BLEND ALCOHOL: 14.5% BODEGAS TINEDO Alvarez-Arenas’ family estate, has been dedicated to the production of wine in a traditional way for generations. The estate is made up of 47 hectares of vineyards in the heart of La Mancha. More info at www.tinedo.com. TASTING NOTES VITICULTURE Blackberry, violet color with blue reflection. Intense aromas of strawberry and cherry with balsamic notes, chocolate and licorice. Well structured and balanced in the palate, with sweet rounded tannins. The Tinedo estate is ideal for practicing a sustainable viticulture, excluding the use of herbicides and synthetic products. The aim is to get balanced and complex wines through a vineyard which completes its biological cycle. VINTAGE: 2009 PRODUCER: Bodegas Tinedo LOCATION: Socuéllamos, Ciudad Real APPELLATION: Vino de la Tierra VARIETALS: Tempranillo 75%, Syrah 20%, Cabernet Sauvignon 5%. AGEING: 10 months in cement tanks ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 100,000 CURRENT AVAILABILITY: 7,000
  23. 23. CALA N.2 / RESERVA TEMPRANILLO BLEND VINTAGE: 2009 PRODUCER: Bodegas Tinedo LOCATION: Socuellamos, Ciudad Real APPELLATION: Vino de la Tierra VARIETALS: Tempranillo 91%, Cabernet Sauvignon 9% AGEING: 18 months in French oak barrels ALCOHOL: 14.5% BODEGAS TINEDO Alvarez-Arenas’ family estate, has been dedicated to the production of wine in a traditional way for generations. The estate is made up of 47 hectares of vineyards in the heart of La Mancha. More info at www.tinedo.com TASTING NOTES VITICULTURE Expressive nose with tertiary aromas of tobacco, cinnamon and chocolate, ripe strawberry, dried apricot and plums. Perfectly integrated in the mouth with fresh tannins, red fruit and retro nasal notes of tobacco and licorice. The Tinedo estate is ideal for practicing a sustainable viticulture, excluding the use of herbicides and synthetic products. The aim is to get balanced and complex wines through a vineyard which completes its biological cycle. ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 50,000
  24. 24. CRISTIARI RED / RED BLEND VINTAGE: 2011 PRODUCER: Bodegas Vall de Baldomar LOCATION: Artesa del Segre, Lleida APPELLATION: D.O. Costers del Segre VARIETALS: 60% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Bobal, 10% Tempranillo AGEING: 4 months in French oak. VALL DE BALDOMAR Second-generation familyowned and operated winery with 20 hectares of vineyards planted in the 80s by the owners’ father who bet on German and French varieties driven by his passion and the region’s climate and soil. ALCOHOL: 13.5% TASTING NOTES: ABOUT COSTERS DEL SEGRE Dark ruby-colored, it reveals an enticing perfume of damp earth, blackberry, fig, plum, and lavender. Smooth-textured, flavorful, and easygoing on the palate, it has enough depth, concentration and structure to deliver pleasure over the next 6 years. Costers del Segre means 'the banks of the River Segre'; the river flows down from the Pyrenees and joins the River Ebro just south of Lleida in Northeastern Spain. Continental climate. Dark lime bearing soils, with a high lime content, little clay and poor in organic matter. ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 30,000 btls.
  25. 25. CRISTIARI BLANCO / RIESLING VINTAGE: 2011 VALL DE BALDOMAR ALCOHOL: 13.5% Second-generation familyowned and operated winery with 20 hectares of vineyards planted in the 80s by the owners’ father who bet on German and French varieties driven by his passion and the region’s climate and soil. TASTING NOTES ABOUT COSTERS DEL SEGRE Intense and floral aroma, with pink and whortleberry shades, balanced in acidity. Sober and elegant, extremely soft on the palate with a long, intense finish. Thanks to its elaboration process and to the characteristics of this area, this wine can live for a long period in the bottle. Costers del Segre means 'the banks of the River Segre'; the river flows down from the Pyrenees and joins the River Ebro just south of Lleida in Northeastern Spain. Continental climate. Dark lime bearing soils, with a high lime content, little clay and poor in organic matter. PRODUCER: Bodegas Vall de Baldomar LOCATION: Artesa del Segre, Lleida APPELLATION: D.O. Costers del Segre VARIETALS: Riesling 100%* AGEING: N/A ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 30,000 btls.
  26. 26. CRISTIARI D’ALOS / MERLOT RESERVE VINTAGE: 2011 VALL DE BALDOMAR ALCOHOL: 14% Second-generation familyowned and operated winery with 20 hectares of vineyards planted in the 80s by the owners’ father who bet on German and French varieties driven by his passion and the region’s climate and soil. TASTING NOTES ABOUT COSTERS DEL SEGRE Deep red ruby color. Fine, elegant and intense aroma combining fruits and spices. In the mouth it is wide, soft and very well balanced with the oak taking a secondary role. Firm and elegant retro nasal passage, and a long persistent finish. Costers del Segre means 'the banks of the River Segre'; the river flows down from the Pyrenees and joins the River Ebro just south of Lleida in Northeastern Spain. Continental climate. Dark lime bearing soils, with a high lime content, little clay and poor in organic matter. PRODUCER: Bodegas Vall de Baldomar LOCATION: Artesa del Segre, Lleida APPELLATION: D.O. Costers del Segre VARIETALS: Merlot 100% AGEING: 2-12 months in new oak ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 15,000 btls. CURRENT AVAILABILITY: 2,000 btls.
  27. 27. YEMANUEVA AIREN / ORGANIC 100+ YEAR-OLD VINES ALCOHOL: 11.5% BODEGAS LA TERCIA For the Sánchez-Mateos family, renovating the winery their greatgrandparents founded in 1920 meant preserving tradition while using the most modern wine making techniques available. The result is that every bottle they produce from their 45 hectares of land is certified organic and marked by the rugged terrain typical of La Mancha. TASTING NOTES ABOUT AIREN Pale yellow with green reflections on the rim, the bouquet is floral with a hint of anise. On the palate the deep roots of the 100 year-old vines are evident with nice minerality. Clean finish. Airén de Pie Franco is a traditional white grape native to La Mancha. It is particularly well-adapted to extremely dry and very hot weather. It produces big yellow grapes in large loose bunches. The skins are of medium thickness, with soft pulp and colorless juice. Airén produces wines with good bouquets and moderate acidity. VINTAGE: 2012 PRODUCER: Bodega la Tercia LOCATION: Alcázar de San Juan APPELLATION: La Mancha VARIETALS: 100% organic Airén from 100+ year-old vines AGEING: N/A ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 10,000
  28. 28. VALTOSTAO / RIBERA DEL DUERO VINTAGE: 2012 PRODUCER: Viña Vilano LOCATION: (Burgos) Pedrosa del Duero APPELLATION: D.O. Ribera del Duero VARIETALS: 100% Tempranillo AGEING: Unoaked ALCOHOL: 13.5% TASTING NOTES Dark Dark cherry red with a purple rim denoting its youth. Deep and bright. Wide, intense aromas of ripe fruit, typical of Tinto Fino grapes. In the mouth, it offers smooth tannins, an agrecable passage and a very expresive, aromatic aftertaste. PRODUCTION: 200,000 bottles VIÑA VILANO This spectacular winery has over 300 hectares of vines located around Pedrosa de Duero, in the province of Burgos, internationally regarded as the most privileged wine-growing region within the Ribera del Duero appellation, with old vineyards dating back to its foundation in 1957. Over the last few years, the winery has installed state-ofthe-art wine-making technology and built a cask ageing facility that holds American, French and Central European oak casks to produce top quality wines. ABOUT RIBERA DEL DUERO The main grape variety in Ribera del Duero is Tempranillo. Approximately one-third of the vines planted are over 50 years old. Most vines are planted at between 2,500 and 3,000 feet above sea level, and the region receives an impressive 2,400 hours of sunshine per year. The large difference in day and night temperatures is responsible for the ripening and concentration of the grapes’ sugars, creating wines of exemplary depth and balance.
  29. 29. SEÑORÍO DEL SOTILLO ROBLE / TEMPRANILLO VINTAGE: 2010 BODEGAS ARROYO ALCOHOL: 13.5% Third generation familyowned and operated winery with over 80 hectares of prime quality vineyards ranging from 20 to 80 yr-old vines in the heart of Ribera del Duero, Spain’s most prestigious appellation. TASTING NOTES ABOUT RIBERA DEL DUERO Intense black cherry red with purple and violet undertones. Intense blend of aromas, of ripe red fruits, blueberries and blackberries with delicate pastries and lactic hints. Very structured in the mouth with round soft tannins and a lenghty finish.90 points Wilfred Wong. Located in Spain’s Northcentral plateau about two hours north of Madrid. 3,000 feet over sea level. Continental weather with little rainfall, dry summers and harsh freezing winters. Unique soil with alternating layers of limestone and marl. PRODUCER: Bodegas Arroyo LOCATION: Sotillo de la Ribera, Valladolid APPELLATION: D.O. Ribera del Duero VARIETALS: Tempranillo 100% AGEING: 4 months in oak barrels ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 100,000 btls.
  30. 30. SEÑORÍO DEL SOTILLO CRIANZA / TEMPRANILLO VINTAGE: 2009 BODEGAS ARROYO PRODUCER: Bodegas Arroyo Third generation familyowned and operated winery with over 80 hectares of prime quality vineyards ranging from 20 to 80 yr-old vines in the heart of Ribera del Duero, Spain’s most prestigious appellation. LOCATION: Sotillo de la Ribera, Valladolid APPELLATION: D.O. Ribera del Duero VARIETALS: Tempranillo 100% AGEING: 12 months in oak barrels ALCOHOL: 13.5% TASTING NOTES ABOUT RIBERA DEL DUERO Intense cherry red with medium to high opaqueness. Aromas of cinnamon, cumin and vanilla that give way to black and red fruits. Velvety and elegant in the mouth with ripe tannins . The acidity blends in perfectly with reminiscence of vanilla, cinnamon, toffee, cocoa, tobacco and exquisite flavours of clean leather. Located in Spain’s Northcentral plateau about two hours north of Madrid. 3,000 feet over sea level. Continental weather with little rainfall, dry summers and harsh freezing winters. Unique soil with alternating layers of limestone and marl. ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 80,000 btls.
  31. 31. GORREBUSTO / RIOJA ALAVESA VINTAGE: 2012 PRODUCER: Torre San Millán LOCATION: Gorrebusto (Álava) APPELLATION: D.O.C. Rioja VARIETALS: Tempranillo 90%, Mazuelo 5%, Viura 5% AGEING: Unoaked ALCOHOL: 13.5% TASTING NOTES: Red colour with medium intensity, floral aromas with fresh red fruit (strawberry, raspberry). Clean and full bodied wine, well balanced and persistent. This is a fruitpacked offering ideal to pair with nearly anything or enjoyed by itself. PRODUCTION: 150,000 bottles. BODEGA TORRE SAN MILLÁN The Martínez family has been tending to the vines of these vineyards for generations around the village of Gorrebusto whose history dates back to the 12th century. When it came time to build the new winery the family decided to be as respectful of architectural tradition as they are in the making of their wines, building the new structure faithfully in the style of the ancient buildings around it. ABOUT RIOJA ALVALESA The smallest of the sub-regions in Rioja, north of the River Ebro, the ash-colored Cantabrian mountains dominate the landscape. It is the closest to the Atlantic Ocean and the most influenced by its cooling effects. The soil on the slopes and terraces where the vines are grown is rich in chalky clay and limestone, resulting in wines that are characterful and rich in extract. Annual rainfall is 20” on average, which forces the roots to burrow deep into the soil in search of water.
  32. 32. TOSSALS JUNIOR / OLD-VINE GRENACHE BLEND VINTAGE: 2010 PRODUCER: Bodegas Grifoll-Declara LOCATION: El Molar, Tarragona APPELLATION: D.O. Montsant VARIETALS: 60% Grenache, 30% Carignan, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. AGEING: 9 months in French oak ALCOHOL: 14.5% TASTING NOTES: Intense garnet color with a dark violet rim, aromas of raspberry and fruitcake with forest-floor notes. Fleshy, balsamic and spicy with a touch of vanilla. Good acidity and firm tannins. Round and long finish. Very well balanced with perfect integration of fruit, alcohol and oak. Perfect pairing for gamy dishes, barbecue and pizza. ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 10,000 btls. BODEGAS GRIFOLL-DECLARA Familly-owned and operated “garage” winery making great oldvine grenache wines in the tiny town of el Molar, right where Montsant and Priorat meet. Young oenologist Roger Grifoll and his family also manage the town’s cooperative, having access to the members’ 200 hectares of 50-80 yr-old vines that give them flexibility to produce unique wines at affordable prices. ABOUT MONTSANT Also referred to as “baby Priorat”, Montsant is the lower altitude ring that surrounds Priorat, in the province of Tarragona about 2 hours south of Barcelona. Montsant's nearly 4,500 acres of vineyards lie mostly at around 1,200 feet. The soils are mostly sandy limestone, chalk, and clay, but granite and slate lie underneath these soils. The landscape and climate match Priorat's extreme character with very hot summers and cold winters.
  33. 33. TERRAÇOS DO TEJO / TEJO VINTAGE: 2010 PRODUCER: Casal da Coelheira LOCATION: Tramagal, central Portugal APPELLATION: Tejo VARIETALS: 40% Aragonêz, 40% Syrah, 20% Castelão AGEING: 1 year in the bottle. ALCOHOL: 13.5% TASTING NOTES: With elegant fruit on the nose and an attractive spicyness, this wine offers superb balance between body, alcohol and tannins thanks to the prolonged maturation in the bottle before its release. Quite supple and fresh, but with enough backbone. The good acidity gives this wine elegance and freshness. A dense, jammy wine with an old world style and wonderful drinkability. ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 100,000 bottles CASAL DA COELHEIRA The winery at Tramagal is a Portuguese traditional facility. A combination of timeless architecture with massive white and yellow walls, yet equipped with state of art winemaking technology. The estate’s 64 hectares include vines up to 35 years old. With mainly sandy areas, grape varieties were chosen very carefully, in order to achieve the most adapted vines to this type of soil. ABOUT TEJO Tejo takes its name from the Tagus river, Tejo in Portuguese. Located between the Lisboa and Alentejo, the region is dominated by the influence of the Tagus river. The river moderates the region's climate, making it more temperate than other areas of Portugal. Quality wines are on the rise in Tejo, and the area is becoming a mecca for young, innovative winemakers. The wines from this region generally offer excellent value for the money
  34. 34. H. BLIN BRUT/ CHAMPAGNE VINTAGE: N/V CHAMPAGNE H. BLIN PRODUCER: H. Blin AGEING: Cellared in March 2011, left on the lees for minimum 2 years Champagne H.Blin vineyards are located in and around the village of Vincelles, in the Marne Valley, and cover 120 hectares of Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Here the Pinot Meunier is king, giving a unique and surprising taste to the champagne with its subtle freshness and fruitiness. No grapes are purchased from other vineyards to keep total control of the product from vine to consumer DOSAGE: Brut, 9g of sugar per liter ABOUT CHAMPAGNE ALCOHOL: 12.5% There are many sparkling wines in the world, but only one Champagne. Champagne first gained world renown because of its association with the anointment of French kings. Royalty from throughout Europe spread the message of the unique sparkling wine from Champagne and its association with luxury and power in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Today it is still one of France’s highest value exports whose quality is strictly controlled by French law. LOCATION: Around the village of Vincelles in the Marne Valley APPELLATION: Champagne VARIETALS: 80% Pinot Meunier, 20% Chardonnay TASTING NOTES: This lively and expressive Champagne has bouquet with notes of green apple, butter, citrus, freshly-baked bread and brioche. On the palate it is simple and elegant making it a perfect match for white meat in cream sauces, sweet and sour oriental meals or as an aperitif. ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 500,000 btls.
  35. 35. H. BLIN BRUT 2004 / CHAMPAGNE VINTAGE: 2004 CHAMPAGNE H. BLIN PRODUCER: Champagne H. Blin Champagne H.Blin vineyards are located in and around the village of Vincelles, in the Marne Valley, and cover 120 hectares of Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Here the Pinot Meunier is king, giving a unique and surprising taste to the champagne with its subtle freshness and fruitiness. No grapes are purchased from other vineyards to keep total control of the product from vine to consumer LOCATION: Around the village of Vincelles in the Marne Valley APPELLATION: Champagne VARIETALS: 50% Pinot Meunier, 50% Chardonnay AGEING: Cellared in March 2005, left on the lees for 6 years DOSAGE: Brut, 9g of sugar per liter ALCOHOL: 12.5% TASTING NOTES: With an abundance of fine and persistent bubbles, this Champagne has bouquet with notes of meadow flowers, fresh berries and pineapple. On the palate you will find figs, prunes, apricot, ginger bread and a touch of honey. It is perfect as an apéritif or with sea bass, oysters or mincemeat pie. ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 30,000 btls ABOUT CHAMPAGNE There are many sparkling wines in the world, but only one Champagne. Champagne first gained world renown because of its association with the anointment of French kings. Royalty from throughout Europe spread the message of the unique sparkling wine from Champagne and its association with luxury and power in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Today it is still one of France’s highest value exports whose quality is strictly controlled by French law.
  36. 36. H. BLIN BRUT ROSE / CHAMPAGNE VINTAGE: N/V CHAMPAGNE H. BLIN PRODUCER: Champagne H. Blin AGEING: Cellared in March 2010, left on the lees for minimum 3 years Champagne H.Blin vineyards are located in and around the village of Vincelles, in the Marne Valley, and cover 120 hectares of Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Here the Pinot Meunier is king, giving a unique and surprising taste to the champagne with its subtle freshness and fruitiness. No grapes are purchased from other vineyards to keep total control of the product from vine to consumer DOSAGE: Brut, 9g of sugar per liter ABOUT CHAMPAGNE ALCOHOL: 12.5% There are many sparkling wines in the world, but only one Champagne. Champagne first gained world renown because of its association with the anointment of French kings. Royalty from throughout Europe spread the message of the unique sparkling wine from Champagne and its association with luxury and power in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Today it is still one of France’s highest value exports whose quality is strictly controlled by French law. LOCATION: Vincelles in the Marne Valley APPELLATION: Champagne VARIETALS: 57% Pinot Meunier, 19% Chardonnay, 4% Pinot Noir, 20% red côteaux champenois. TASTING NOTES: With a light pale pink color, this Champagne produces soft and generous bubbles. Full and concentrated in style, its bouquet explodes with raspberries and redcurrants, underpinned by subtle tannins. It makes an ideal apéritif or will accompany marvelously spicy meals, berry desserts or crème brûlée. ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 50,000 btls
  37. 37. BLIN’S EXTRA BRUT 2002 / CHAMPAGNE VINTAGE: 2002 PRODUCER: Champagne H. Blin LOCATION: Around the village of Vincelles in the Marne Valley APPELLATION: Champagne VARIETALS: 1/3 Pinot Meunier, 1/3 Chardonnay, 1/3 Pinot Noir AGEING: Cellared in March 2003, left on the lees for minimum 8 years DOSAGE: Extra Brut, 6g of sugar/liter CHAMPAGNE H. BLIN Champagne H.Blin vineyards are located in and around the village of Vincelles, in the Marne Valley, and cover 120 hectares of Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Here the Pinot Meunier is king, giving a unique and surprising taste to the champagne with its subtle freshness and fruitiness. No grapes are purchased from other vineyards to keep total control of the product from vine to consumer ALCOHOL: 12.5% ABOUT CHAMPAGNE TASTING NOTES: With a pale yellow color, this Champagne produces soft and generous bubbles. Its bouquet is lively and expressive with notes of toasted bread while on the palate citrus notes dominate. It makes an ideal apéritif or will accompany marvelously white meat in a cream sauce, duck with pears, fried mushrooms, goat’s cheese. There are many sparkling wines in the world, but only one Champagne. Champagne first gained world renown because of its association with the anointment of French kings. Royalty from throughout Europe spread the message of the unique sparkling wine from Champagne and its association with luxury and power in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Today it is still one of France’s highest value exports whose quality is strictly controlled by French law. ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 5,000 btls
  38. 38. BLIN’S EXTRA BRUT BLANC DE BLANCS / CHAMPAGNE VINTAGE: 2005 PRODUCER: Champagne H. Blin LOCATION: Around the village of Vincelles in the Marne Valley APPELLATION: Champagne VARIETALS: 100% Chardonnay AGEING: Cellared in March 2006, left on the lees for 4 years DOSAGE: Extra Brut, 6g of sugar per liter ALCOHOL: 12.5% TASTING NOTES: With a golden yellow color, this Champagne produces abundant bubbles. Its bouquet expresses floral notes and fresh while on the palate elegance and finesse make their mark. It makes an ideal apéritif or will accompany marvelously Seafood, sushi, custard cream desserts. ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 4,500 btls CHAMPAGNE H. BLIN Champagne H.Blin vineyards are located in and around the village of Vincelles, in the Marne Valley, and cover 120 hectares of Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Here the Pinot Meunier is king, giving a unique and surprising taste to the champagne with its subtle freshness and fruitiness. No grapes are purchased from other vineyards to keep total control of the product from vine to consumer ABOUT CHAMPAGNE There are many sparkling wines in the world, but only one Champagne. Champagne first gained world renown because of its association with the anointment of French kings. Royalty from throughout Europe spread the message of the unique sparkling wine from Champagne and its association with luxury and power in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Today it is still one of France’s highest value exports whose quality is strictly controlled by French law.
  39. 39. BLIN’S EXTRA BRUT ROSE / CHAMPAGNE VINTAGE: N/V CHAMPAGNE H. BLIN PRODUCER: Champagne H. Blin Champagne H.Blin vineyards are located in and around the village of Vincelles, in the Marne Valley, and cover 120 hectares of Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Here the Pinot Meunier is king, giving a unique and surprising taste to the champagne with its subtle freshness and fruitiness. No grapes are purchased from other vineyards to keep total control of the product from vine to consumer LOCATION: Around the village of Vincelles in the Marne Valley APPELLATION: Champagne VARIETALS: 70% Pinot Meunier, 10% Chardonnay, 20% red Coteaux Champenois. AGEING: Cellared in March 2005, left on the lees for 5 years DOSAGE: Extra Brut, 6g of sugar per liter ALCOHOL: 12.5% TASTING NOTES: Donning a pale rosé robre, this Champagne produces profuse bubbles. Its bouquet is of ripe, jammy strawberry while on the palate its balance and acidic structure give it tasty complexity. It makes an ideal apéritif or will accompany marvelously Grilled red meat, spicy Asian cooking, chocolate desserts. ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 6,000 btls ABOUT CHAMPAGNE There are many sparkling wines in the world, but only one Champagne. Champagne first gained world renown because of its association with the anointment of French kings. Royalty from throughout Europe spread the message of the unique sparkling wine from Champagne and its association with luxury and power in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Today it is still one of France’s highest value exports whose quality is strictly controlled by French law.
  40. 40. LA GRILLE MUSCADET / LOIRE VALLEY VINTAGE: 2012 LA GRILLE & PIERRE LIEUBEAU PRODUCER: Pierre Lieubeau With his 85 hectare (200 acre) estate at La Fruitière, Pierre Lieubeau is one of the first serious independent producers to have planned an early move from ‘sur lie’ to ‘simple’ Muscadet as a means of offering fresher and more fruit-driven wines. Today he complements his classically mineral 'Sur Lie' Sèvre et Maine wines with this cuvée, specially made for the La Grille range, from the estate's younger - earlier ripening - vines. LOCATION: Near the Atlantic coast, just west of the town on Nantes APPELLATION: Muscadet VARIETALS: 100% Melon de Bourgone AGEING: Unoaked. ALCOHOL: 12% TASTING NOTES: Bottled straight from its lees on the estate, giving a light natural spritz, this wine has been specially vinified to show all the fruit and aromas the Melon de Bourgogne grape is capable of. A soft, fruity Muscadet with pure apple and crisp grapefruit flavors. There is a great tang of fruit, giving a texture that is both taut and lightly mineral. It makes a delicious apéritif and a great match for oysters and all seafood. ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 80,000 btls. ABOUT THE LOIRE VALLEY Muscadet is the key appellation of the western Loire Valley around Nantes. The name covers exclusively white wines made from Melon de Bourgogne - the variety that was traditionally called Muscadet. The similarity between the name Muscadet and that of the Muscat grape family is sometimes the cause of confusion, but a single taste of a crisp, dry Muscadet wine will confirm that it is definitely not made from Muscat grapes. Muscadet has long been the go-to wine of choice for pairing with seafood.
  41. 41. LA GRILLE ROSE D’ANJOU / LOIRE VALLEY VINTAGE: 2012 LA GRILLE & GWENAEL GUILARD PRODUCER: Gwénaël Guildard College-trained oenologist Gwénaël Guihard is head winemaker at the Bougrier family’s Alan de la Treille winery just outside the small winegrowing country town of Le Puy Notre Dame. Gwénaël uses cool, even cold fermentations to bring out all of the fruit flavors and fresh aromas of his wines. LOCATION: Split between the granite and schist of the western Anjou and the limestone 'tuf' south of the castle town of Saumur APPELLATION: Rosé d’Anjou VARIETALS: 90% Grolleau, 10% Gamay AGEING: Unoaked. ALCOHOL: 11% TASTING NOTES: The schist and granite soils of the western Loire along with the specially selected Grolleau grapes make this fantastic off-dry rosé. The result is a freshly appetizing and fruity rosé with loads of strawberry and peach aromas and tangy wild strawberry fruit on the palate. The wine was bottled with a light natural spritz to further enhance all the wine's natural freshness. ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 60,000 btls. ABOUT ROSE D’ANJOU Between the coastal town of Natnes and the heart of the Loire in Tours, wines from the Rosé d’Anjou appellation are by law off-dry. The native “Grolleau gris” grape – only found in the Loire – as well as a touch of gamay give these wines a remarquable fruity character, perfectly matched with charcuteries, trout, salmon, or as simply as an apéritif.
  42. 42. LA GRILLE SAUVIGNON BLANC / LOIRE VALLEY VINTAGE: 2012 LA GRILLE & FRANCK CHATELAIN PRODUCER: Franck Chatelain In an exclusive partnership between the leading wine-makers of the Loire Valley and British négociants Charles & Philippa Sidney, the La Grille Classic Loire wines are made using the latest winemaking technology and environmentally friendly methods in the vineyards. This gives wines with great natural fruit, freshness and balance. Franck Chatelain is the head winemaker at the Alan de la Treille winery in the village of St Georges sur Cher. LOCATION: Central Loire Valley, near Château de Chenonceau APPELLATION: Touraine VARIETALS: Sauvignon Blanc 100% AGEING: Unoaked. Matured with its lees. ALCOHOL: 12.5% TASTING NOTES: Showing all the racy finesse, gooseberry and lime character that makes this one of the region’s greatest grape varieties. the wine is made from fruit grown on a selection of the chalk, sand and flint slopes that make up the main elements of the Touraine and which each bring a different character to the wine, giving it a fine mineral complexity. After harvest and a gentle pressing, Franck coolfermented the wine so as to show off all the character that fully ripe grapes give to the sauvignon in the Loire, adding a layer of weight and concentration that makes it stand out. ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 40,000 btls. ABOUT THE LOIRE VALLEY The Loire is the largest river in France. its vineyards are never far from its banks. The landscapes and climates vary significantly from Nantes to Roannes, with maritime influences near the ocean and marked continental influences inland. The multitude of different terroirs yields an incredibly diverse array of wines. The Loire is the third most significant region in France.
  43. 43. LA GRILLE VOUVRAY/ LOIRE VALLEY VINTAGE: 2012 PRODUCER: Paul Buisse LOCATION: On the limestone “tuf” plateau overlooking the Loire near the ancient city of Tours APPELLATION: Vouvray VARIETALS: Chenin Blanc 100% AGEING: Unoaked. Matured on lees. ALCOHOL: 11.5% | 20 gr/l residual sugar TASTING NOTES: Hints of almonds and touches of honey, this is a deliciously fruity wine. The palate is lightly textured with crisp acidity wrapped in rounded, ripe fruit. The aftertaste balances acidity and delicate fruit With just enough natural residual sugar to balance the equally natural acidity of the grape, this attractively complex white is delicious with seafood or fine Asian cuisine ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 60,000 btls. LA GRILLE & PAUL BUISSE From the very heart of the Loire, this crisp off-dry Vouvray is made by Paul Buisse, a small family négociant based in the castle town of Montrichard, close to the chateaux of Chenonceau and Chambord. After building a great reputation for the quality of his wines, Paul recently merged his firm with that of his friend Pierre Chainier at nearby Amboise, giving the firm access to a greater range of wines as Pierre's family have vineyards in both the Touraine and in Vouvray itself. ABOUT VOUVRAY Vouvray is the most famous and most respected appellation of the Loire Valley's Touraine district. It covers eight villages around the medieval town of Vouvray, on the northern banks of the Loire. Vouvray is the flagship wine of the Chenin Blanc grape. Few wine regions in the world use Chenin to the same extent, and none highlights the variety's organoleptic qualities with such focus and impressive diversity.
  44. 44. DOMAINE DE MONTBENOIT / COTEAUX DU GIENNOIS VINTAGE: 2012 PRODUCER: Vignobles Berthier LOCATION: On the banks of the Loire between Nièvre and Le Loiret APPELLATION: Coteaux du Giennois VARIETALS: 100% Sauvignon Blanc AGEING: Unoaked. Matured on lees. ALCOHOL: 12.5% TASTING NOTES: Fruit forward with a white gold robe, this refreshing white offers a bouquet of white flowers, citrus and passion fruit. On the palate the first impression is soft and tender while a raciness quickly follows giving it an excellent balance of acidity. Enjoy it with an apéritif, white meat, fish or seafood. PRODUCTION: 75,000 bottles VIGNOBLES BERTHIER Jean-Marie Berthier founded Domaine de Clairneaux in SainteGemme-en-Sancerre in 1983. In 1998 he took over his father’s lands in Coteaux du Giennois. In 2012 JeanMarie’s sons Clément and Florian joined the family business after a few years of working in Burgundy and exploring new world winemaking techniques in the USA and New Zealand. ABOUT COTEAUX DU GIENNOIS The Coteaux du Giennois vineyard is situated on the hillsides along the Loire River in the states of Nièvre and Loiret. The 195 hectares of the appellation extend into 14 towns. The vines grow on flinty or limestone hills along the Loire. White wines are fresh, fine and fruity; rosés are tender and subtle, the reds aromatic and round.
  45. 45. DOMAINE DES CLAIRNEAUX BLANC / SANCERRE VINTAGE: 2012 VIGNOBLES BERTHIER PRODUCER: Vignobles Berthier Jean-Marie Berthier founded Domaine de Clairneaux in SainteGemme-en-Sancerre in 1983 when he married his wife. In 1998 he took over his father’s lands in Coteaux du Giennois. In 2012 Jean-Marie’s sons Clément and Florian joined the family business after a few years working in Burgundy and exploring new world winemaking techniques in Oregon and New Zealand. LOCATION: On the banks of the Loire to the east of Bourges APPELLATION: Sancerre VARIETALS: Sauvignon Blanc 100% AGEING: Unoaked. Matured on lees. ALCOHOL: 12.5% TASTING NOTES: Made from 100% old vine Sauvignon Blanc, this Sancerre is dry yet fruit forward. The lightly yellow-colored wine displays its terroir with a bouquet of grapefruit, white flowers and a hint of graphite. On the palate is it silky and refreshing. It can be served as an aperitif, with fish in a sauce, seafood and cheeses, especially Crottin de Chavignol goat cheese. ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 60,000 bottles ABOUT SANCERRE Dominating the Loire from high on its "piton" or hilltop, the vineyards of Sancerre were destined for great winemaking. Along the Loire River, the vineyard extends on 2,926 Has into 14 towns. The wonderful terroir of limestone and flint soils contribute to the marvelous quality of these wines. White wines are fresh, fine and fruity; rosés are tender and subtle, the reds aromatic and round.
  46. 46. DOMAINE DES CLAIRNEAUX ROSÉ / SANCERRE VINTAGE: 2012 VIGNOBLES BERTHIER PRODUCER: Vignobles Berthier Jean-Marie Berthier founded Domaine de Clairneaux in SainteGemme-en-Sancerre in 1983 when he married his wife. In 1998 he took over his father’s lands in Coteaux du Giennois. In 2012 Jean-Marie’s sons Clément and Florian joined the family business after a few years of working in Burgundy and exploring new world winemaking techniques in the USA and New Zealand. LOCATION: On the banks of the Loire to the east of Bourges APPELLATION: Sancerre VARIETALS: 100% Pinot Noir AGEING: Unoaked. Matured on lees. ALCOHOL: 12.5% TASTING NOTES: Made from 100% Pinot Noir, this Sancerre rosé exhibits an enticing pale pink color with aromas of rose petals, red currants, apricots and vineyard peach. Dry but very fruity it shows surprising delicacy and freshness. Enjoy it as an aperitif or with spicy dishes. ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 20,000 bottles ABOUT SANCERRE Dominating the Loire from high on its "piton" or hilltop, the vineyards of Sancerre were destined for great winemaking. Along the Loire River, the vineyard extends on 2,926 ha into 14 towns. The wonderful terroir of limestone and flint soils contributing to the marvelous quality of these wines. White wines are fresh, fine and fruity; rosés are tender and subtle, the reds aromatic and round.
  47. 47. JEAN-MARIE BERTHIER / POUILLY FUMÉ VINTAGE: 2012 VIGNOBLES BERTHIER PRODUCER: Vignobles Berthier Jean-Marie Berthier founded Domaine de Clairneaux in Sainte-Gemme-enSancerre in 1983 when he married his wife. In 1998 he took over his father’s lands in Coteaux du Giennois. In 2012 Jean-Marie’s sons Clément and Florian joined the family business after a few years of working in Burgundy and exploring new world winemaking techniques in the USA and New Zealand. LOCATION: On the right bank of the Loire river across from Sancerre just to the west of Burgundy. APPELLATION: Pouilly-fumé VARIETALS: 100% Sauvignon Blanc AGEING: Unoaked. Matured on lees. ALCOHOL: 12% TASTING NOTES: Made with 100% Sauvignon Blanc, this classic white has a pale gold robe, its bouquet features white flowers, vegetal notes with a hint of citrus zests. On the palate the first impression is racy acidity and freshness with mineral notes adding complexity. It makes an excellent apéritif or will pair marvelously grilled fish and seafood. ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 15,000 bottles ABOUT POUILLY FUME Pouilly-Fumé is one of the Loire wine region's most famous appellations. The “Fumé” in the title actually means 'smoky' and refers to the gunflint character of the appellation's Sauvignon Blanc. There is a reliable fruity element in almost all PouillyFumé wines. This tends towards gooseberry and citrus characters, which work in harmony with the wines’ high acidity,complementing the minerality rather than dominating it.
  48. 48. DOMAINE DE MONTBENOIT / COTEAUX DU GIENNOIS VINTAGE: 2012 VIGNOBLES BERTHIER PRODUCER: Vignobles Berthier Jean-Marie Berthier founded Domaine de Clairneaux in Sainte-Gemme-enSancerre in 1983 when he married his wife. In 1998 he took over his father’s lands in Coteaux du Giennois. In 2012 Jean-Marie’s sons Clément and Florian joined the family business after a few years of working in Burgundy and exploring new world winemaking techniques in the USA and New Zealand. LOCATION: On the banks of the Loire between Nièvre and Le Loiret APPELLATION: Coteaux du Giennois VARIETALS: 85% Pinot Noir, 15% Gamay AGEING: Unoaked ALCOHOL: 12.5% ABOUT COTEAUX DU GIENNOIS TASTING NOTES: The Coteaux du Giennois vineyard is situated on the hillsides along the Loire River in the states of Nièvre and Loiret. The 195 hectares of the appellation extend into 14 towns. Between Gien and Cosne-sur-Loire, this vineyard producing authentic wines revealing the originality of its terroir. The vines grow on flinty or limestone hills along the Loire. White wines are fresh, fine and fruity; rosés are tender and subtle, the reds aromatic and round. The delicate, fresh and fragrant character of the Pinot Noir and the liveliness of the Gamay give the Coteaux du Giennois Red a harmonious blend with notes of cherries, blackberries and blueberries. Pair it with red meats, grilled or in a sauce. PRODUCTION: 20,000 bottles
  49. 49. TERRE DE SILEX / SAUVIGNON BLANC (SINGLE VINEYARD) VINTAGE: 2012 VIGNOBLES BERTHIER PRODUCER: Vignobles Berthier ALCOHOL: 12.5% Jean-Marie Berthier founded Domaine de Clairneaux in SainteGemme-en-Sancerre in 1983 when he married his wife. In 1998 he took over his father’s lands in Coteaux du Giennois. In 2012 Jean-Marie’s sons Clément and Florian joined the family business after a few years of working in Burgundy and exploring new world winemaking techniques in the USA and New Zealand. TASTING NOTES: ABOUT COTEAUX DU GIENNOIS “Terre de Silex” can be roughly translated as “Land” or “Soil of Graphite” referring to the unusually pure concentration of graphite that makes up the soil of the parcels where the vines are grown. This unique soil combined with the character of the Sauvignon blanc grape gives these wines a golden yellow robe. The bouquet is crisp and racy with strong note of gun flint while on the palate it is big with incomparable minerality. The Coteaux du Giennois vineyard is situated on the hillsides along the Loire River in the states of Nièvre and Loiret. The 195 hectares of the appellation extend into 14 towns. Between Gien and Cosnesur-Loire, this vineyard producing authentic wines revealing the originality of its terroir. The vines grow on flinty or limestone hills along the Loire. White wines are fresh, fine and fruity; rosés are tender and subtle, the reds aromatic and round. LOCATION: a single vineyard next to the village of St-Père. APPELLATION: Coteaux du Giennois VARIETALS: 100% Sauvignon Blanc AGEING: Unoaked, on the lees ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 5,000 bottles
  50. 50. TERRE DE MARNE / SAUVIGNON BLANC (SINGLE VINEYARD) VINTAGE: 2012 PRODUCER: Vignobles Berthier LOCATION: a parcel of land between Pougny and St-Père. APPELLATION: Coteaux du Giennois VARIETALS: 100% Sauvignon Blanc AGEING: Unoaked, on the lees ALCOHOL: 12.5% TASTING NOTES: “Terre de Marne” can be translated as “Land of Marl” referring to the unique pure marl soils of the parcels where the vines are grown. Marl soils developed over millions of years from the shells of tiny prehistoric oysters that once were abundant in this area when it was covered with water. Their chalky nature combined with the character of the Sauvignon blanc grape gives these wines a bright yellow robe, with greenish reflections. The bouquet is rich in litchi, papaya, and grapefruit while on the palate round and soft. ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 5,000 bottles VIGNOBLES BERTHIER Jean-Marie Berthier founded Domaine de Clairneaux in Sainte-Gemme-enSancerre in 1983 when he married his wife. In 1998 he took over his father’s lands in Coteaux du Giennois. In 2012 Jean-Marie’s sons Clément and Florian joined the family business after a few years of working in Burgundy and exploring new world winemaking techniques in the USA and New Zealand. ABOUT COTEAUX DU GIENNOIS The Coteaux du Giennois vineyard is situated on the hillsides along the Loire River in the states of Nièvre and Loiret. The 195 hectares of the appellation extend into 14 towns. Between Gien and Cosne-sur-Loire, this vineyard producing authentic wines revealing the originality of its terroir. The vines grow on flinty or limestone hills along the Loire. White wines are fresh, fine and fruity; rosés are tender and subtle, the reds aromatic and round.
  51. 51. TERRE DE CAILLOTE / SAUVIGNON (SINGLE VINEYARD) VINTAGE: 2012 VIGNOBLES BERTHIER PRODUCER: Vignobles Berthier ALCOHOL: 12.5% Jean-Marie Berthier founded Domaine de Clairneaux in Sainte-Gemme-enSancerre in 1983 when he married his wife. In 1998 he took over his father’s lands in Coteaux du Giennois. In 2012 Jean-Marie’s sons Clément and Florian joined the family business after a few years of working in Burgundy and exploring new world winemaking techniques in the USA and New Zealand. TASTING NOTES: “Terre de Caillottes” can ABOUT COTEAUX DU GIENNOIS LOCATION: a parcel of land next to the village of Pougny. APPELLATION: Coteaux du Giennois VARIETALS: 100% Sauvignon Blanc AGEING: Unoaked, on the lees be roughly translated as “Land” or “Soil Limestone pebbles” referring to the unique pure limestone pebbles that make up the soil of the parcels where the vines are grown. This unique soil combined with the character of the Sauvignon blanc grape gives these wines a bright yellow robe, with greenish reflections. The bouquet is rich in pear, peach, and white floral notes and hawberry shrub while on the palate it is big with a very feminine elegance. ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 5,000 bottles The Coteaux du Giennois vineyard is situated on the hillsides along the Loire River in the states of Nièvre and Loiret. The 195 hectares of the appellation extend into 14 towns. Between Gien and Cosne-sur-Loire, this vineyard producing authentic wines revealing the originality of its terroir. The vines grow on flinty or limestone hills along the Loire. White wines are fresh, fine and fruity; rosés are tender and subtle, the reds aromatic and round.
  52. 52. SALVALAI PINOT GRIGIO / VENEZIE ABOUT CANTINE SALVALAI VINTAGE: 2012 PRODUCER: Cantine Salvalai LOCATION: Veneto-Friuli-Trentino APPELLATION: IGP Venezie VARIETALS: 100% Pinot Grigio AGEING: N/A ALCOHOL: 12% TASTING NOTES Fresh and delicate on the nose, characterised by subtle elegant floral nuances followed by hints of apples and distinctive vegetal notes. Dry and medium-bodied, the palate faithfully reflects the bouquet. PRODUCTION: 200,000 bottles Salvalai has been producing quality wines since 1870 from the grapes grown in the vineyards on the hills overlooking the Verona shore of Lake Garda. Consolidated wine-making traditions are expressed to the full in a winery whose wines have been popular and respected throughout the world for many years now. In the late '60s, Salvalai was one of the first wineries in the area to successfully export its wines beyond Italy's borders. ABOUT VENEZIE Venezie refers to the three former provinces of the Venetian Empire. The region is protected from the harsh northern European climate by the Alps, the foothills of which form the Veneto's northern extremes. The wines from Venezie emphasize the purity of the fruit and the natural acidity characteristic of the area.
  53. 53. SALVALAI CHARDONNAY / VENEZIE VINTAGE: 2012 ABOUT CANTINE SALVALAI PRODUCER: Cantine Salvalai Salvalai has been producing quality wines since 1870 from the grapes grown in the vineyards on the hills overlooking the Verona shore of Lake Garda. Consolidated wine-making traditions are expressed to the full in a winery whose wines have been popular and respected throughout the world for many years now. In the late '60s, Salvalai was one of the first wineries in the area to successfully export its wines beyond Italy's borders. LOCATION: Veneto-Friuli-Trentino APPELLATION: IGP Venezie VARIETALS: 100% Pinot Grigio AGEING: N/A ALCOHOL: 12% TASTING NOTES With a straw yellow color and greenish highlights, this white has a delicate bouquet while on the palate it is soft, fruity with good acidity. Excellent as an aperitif it pairs perfectly with appetizers, soups, fish and delicate flavoured cheese dishes. PRODUCTION: 200,000 bottles ABOUT VENEZIE Venezie refers to the three former provinces of the Venetian Empire. The region is protected from the harsh northern European climate by the Alps, the foothills of which form the Veneto's northern extremes. The wines from Venezie emphasize the purity of the fruit and the natural acidity characteristic of the area.
  54. 54. SALVALAI PINOT NOIR / VENEZIE VINTAGE: 2012 PRODUCER: Cantine Salvalai LOCATION: Veneto-Friuli-Trentino APPELLATION: IGP Venezie VARIETALS: 100% Pinot Noir AGEING: N/A ALCOHOL: 12.5% TASTING NOTES Of medium-intensity red ruby color with purple hints, this wine shows off a delicate bouquet of blackberry, light cherry and plums. On the palate it is dry, elegant and wellbalanced, perfect for grilling. PRODUCTION: 50,000 bottles ABOUT CANTINE SALVALAI Salvalai has been producing quality wines since 1870 from the grapes grown in the vineyards on the hills overlooking the Verona shore of Lake Garda. Consolidated wine-making traditions are expressed to the full in a winery whose wines have been popular and respected throughout the world for many years now. In the late '60s, Salvalai was one of the first wineries in the area to successfully export its wines beyond Italy's borders. ABOUT VENEZIE Venezie refers to the three former provinces of the Venetian Empire. The region is protected from the harsh northern European climate by the Alps, the foothills of which form the Veneto's northern extremes. The wines from Venezie emphasize the purity of the fruit and the natural acidity characteristic of the area.
  55. 55. FLAIO / PRIMITIVO DE SALENTO ABOUT CANTINE SALVALAI VINTAGE: 2012 PRODUCER: Cantine Salvalai LOCATION: Salento, Apulia APPELLATION: IGP Salento VARIETALS: 100% primitivo (zinfandel) AGEING: N/A ALCOHOL: 13% TASTING NOTES Red ruby with violents hints. The aroma is full, intense with note of ripe strawberry and wild berries.. The tasting is very pleasant, harmonic and elegant, with a good texture where complex flavours echo the aroma with firm, well integrate tannins, vibrant acidity and a long pleasant finish. PRODUCTION: 200,000 bottles Salvalai has been producing quality wines since 1870 from the grapes grown in the vineyards on the hills overlooking the Verona shore of Lake Garda. Consolidated wine-making traditions are expressed to the full in a winery whose wines have been popular and respected throughout the world for many years now. In the late '60s, Salvalai was one of the first wineries in the area to successfully export its wines beyond Italy's borders. ABOUT APULIA Apulia, the “hill” of Italy, borders the Adriatic Sea in the east, the Ionian Sea to the southeast, and the Strait of Òtranto and Gulf of Taranto in the south. Its Mediterranean climate is hot, with long sunny days cooled off by ocean breezes. Known in the past as the source of bulk blending wines, recently Apulia has focused on quality over quanity, yielding great wines at affordable prices.
  56. 56. NAUSICA NERO D’AVOLA / SICILY VINTAGE: 2012 PRODUCER: Catine Salvalai LOCATION: Bottled in Quinzano APPELLATION: IGP Sicilia VARIETALS: 100% Nero d’Avola AGEING: N/A ALCOHOL: 13.5% TASTING NOTES With a bright ruby red robe, this wine features a bouquet of berries, plum, mulberry with a hint of tobacco. On the palate it is soft, warm and intense with flavours of ripe fruit. It will pair excellently with roasts, heavy dishes, tomato sauces and sharp cheess. PRODUCTION: 200,000 bottles SALVALAI Salvalai has been producing quality wines since 1870 from the grapes grown in the vineyards on the hills overlooking the Verona shore of Lake Garda. Consolidated winemaking traditions are expressed to the full in a winery whose wines have been popular and respected throughout the world for many years now. In the late '60s, Salvalai was one of the first wineries in the area to successfully export its wines beyond Italy's borders. ABOUT SICILY Sicily is an autonomous region of Italy, and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Blessed with consistently bright sunshine and reliably moderate rainfall, the climate is ideally suited to the needs of wine-bearing grape vines.

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