Spanish Whites & Bubbles

Imagine a sunny afternoon and a cold, crisp glass of wine in your hand.   It is Seattle so you may have to really use your imagination.  But any of these whites from Spain will bring the image into focus.  They all have lower alcohol and crisp acidity.  Block out a little time this weekend for a glass or two.

Naveran Cava Brut Reserva  $16
50% Xarello, 30% Macabeo, 20% Parellada
This grower Cava that spends 18 months on its lees adding greater body and complexity. It has aromas of yeast and a supple, tasty palate, with well-integrated bubbles, good acidity and freshness.  Organic
11.5% alcohol by volume

Alta Alella Mirgin Rosé Reserva Brut Nature  $19
100% Monastrell
Light and subtle pink color. Light and fresh on the palate, recalling the aromas of red fruit. Integrated bubbles and a delicate aftertaste.  Organic, Natural
12% alcohol by volume

Castillo Perelada Pescador Blanc  $11
60% Macabeo, 20% Xarello, 20% Parellada
Ever so slightly fizzy, this wine isn’t about complexity; it’s about chuggability. Both the nose and palate are dominated by bright, zippy lemon citrus and rocky minerality, like lemon water filtered through a rock garden and spritzed by salty sea breezes.
11.5% alcohol by volume

2020 Ot De Vins El Cep  $12
100% Estate Xarello
Still Cava!! Fresh pear and honeydew melon on the fragrant nose, along with a subtle floral nuance. Silky and open-knit, showing good depth and a touch of waxiness to the ripe orchard and citrus fruit flavors. The melon note comes back on a smooth, persistent finish that features a refreshing bitter orange zest flourish.  Vegan, Organic
12.5% alcohol by volume

2020 Pazo das Bruxas Albarino  $19
Seductive, with exquisitely fine floral (lime blossom) and fruit (lemon) notes against a backdrop reminiscent of quince jam. Intense and flavorful on the palate, with delicate, subtle fruit acidity.
13% alcohol by volume
2020 Adaras Lluvia Bianco  $11
60% Verdejo, 40% Sauvignon Blanc
An organic Spanish white wine from the Almansa region using grapes from the high altitude vineyards 850m above sea level. Clean and bright with a harmonious balance of the grapes, it shows aromas of tropical fruit and subtle notes of peach and apricot. The palate brings balanced complexity and an intense, long, fresh finish.  Organic
12.5% alcohol by volume

2020 Pago del Cielo Celeste  $16
100% Verdejo
Fresh, clean, and elegant Verdejo from the slopes of the Duero River. This wine possesses notes of lemon, peach, and mango with a soft herbaceousness from a dash of Sauvignon Blanc. Aging on the lees gives it a little extra body before the lengthy finish kicks in.  Vegan
13% alcohol by volume

2016 Molino Real Mountain Blanco  $17
Moscatel de Alejandría
A unique dry white.  This wine is made from 100% Moscatel de Alejandría sourced from two steep sites on slate slopes from 500m to 1,000m elevation. Fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel tanks and aged for 9 months. Yummy aromas of orange blossoms and citric overtones. The palate has substance yet is bone dry of good length.
13% alcohol by volume

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