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
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.
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
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
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,
vegetable-based appetizers. A delightful summer white