This week I have been tasting some of the Spanish wines from the latest Cellier offering at the SAQ. All perfect for the last weeks of summer.
Marques de Caceres Verdejo Rueda 2015. SAQ #12861609. $14.00
This monovarietal Verdejo is the new venture of the prestigious Marques de Caceres in Rueda. The grapes were picked at night to preserve the freshness of the wine. Very fragrant with exotic and tropical fruit ( grapefruit) aromas and pleasant herbaceous undertones. Delicious and aromatic on the mouth with an acidity that brings freshness to the wine. Pleasant bitter almond final typical of the variety. Perfect for salads or seafood pastas. 90/100
Celler Credo Miranius 2013. SAQ # 12866557. $19.80
Miranius is the name of a fox that lurks around the vineyards and become intoxicated with the aromas of the grapes. Celler Credo is the first producer that adopted biodynamic practices in the region of Penedes. Made mostly with Xarelo and the rest Macabeo, this wine has an entincing perfume of golden apples with citric fruits, bay leaf and nuances of white stones. On the mouth, it is creamy with an excellent freshness. It perfumes your palate from beginning to end. Could go well with poultry-based dishes such as grilled chicken breast with Mediterranean spices on the BBQ. 90/100
Finca del Marquesado Rioja Crianza 2010. SAQ # 12859103. $15.95
From the well-known Riojan producer Valdemar, this Tempranillo is grown on the Rioja Alta from the Briones in the Rioja Alta. On the nose, reminiscent of black cherry, pipe tobacco and subtle earthy notes. On the mouth, it has a generous fruit structure with subtle tannins. Perfect for every day bbq read meats with an excellent price. 93/100
Castillo de Ulver Bierzo 2013. SAQ # 12865829. $18.50
Made under the direction of Raul Perez, this Mencia displays aromas of perfumed blackberries, licorice with a hint of smoke and licorice. On the mouth, it is polished and long with subtle tannins and a long finale. 93/100. Great with BBQ burgers.