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Selected Wine of the Month:
Spanish Quarter White

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Spanish Quarter White

The history of winemaking in Spain dates back some 3,000 years. Today, Spain has more acres of vines than any other country, and is third in world wine production after Italy and France. In the last few decades Spanish winemaking has

experienced innovations in aging and blending techniques, resulting in full-bodied,

fruitier styles with a greater use of new oak. The Spanish Quarter wines are the perfect

expression of this modern revolution.

The winemaking process makes the most of Spanish varietals Tempranillo and Albariño, by skillfully blending them with better-known varietals, Cabernet

Sauvignon and Chardonnay, and letting the unique flavors and aromas of each shine through. As a result, The Spanish Quarter wines are fresh and distinctive, with a singular quality all their own. The family-owned vineyards can be found in Northeastern Spain, where

the hours of sunshine are perfect, and vines thrive in well-drained soils irrigated with pure snow-melted water from the nearby Pyrenees Mountains. This place, this climate, this soil, and the care and respect given to the vines and their environment give The Spanish Quarter wines their exceptional character.

The Wine

This aromatic, rich white combines the native Spanish white grape varietal Albariño with internationally recognized, yet relative newcomer to Spain, Chardonnay. This wine is a blend of Chardonnay 60%; this grape gives The Spanish Quarter a deep

rich mouth-feel, round tropical fruit aromas, and citrus notes.

Albariño is 40% of the blend; this thick-skinned Spanish grape contributes intense floral aromas with bright acidity, peach flavors, and hints of spice. From

the Spanish alba, meaning white, this grape is a native of Galicia in

Northwestern Spain.

Winemaking

The Spanish Quarter white grapes are harvested by night

to keep the fruit cool and to preserve their aromatics. After harvesting, the grapes are de-stemmed, pressed, and then each variety and plot is sent to separate stainless steel tanks to undergo fermentation. After

blending, the wines are kept in tanks until bottling to retain their full fruit character and aromas.

tasting notes The resulting wine is a lively straw-green color with a fragrant floral nose of exotic fruits with hints of fresh citrus. The rich and luscious palate has highlights of ripe peach, tropical fruit, and a long, clean citrus finish.

Food pairings: Pairs well with seafood, chicken, rice, vegetables, and

vegetable-based appetizers. A delightful summer white wine!

Price: $9.99
Reorders: $6.99


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