The rainy season is approaching, and what better way to mark it than with wines from the rainy Galicia region, in Spain's far northwest.
This tasting will focus on lighter styles of wine in keeping with the summer season. Particular emphasis will be placed on Galicia wines, both white and red, including an opportunity to taste some very fine and rare special cuvées that are made in extremely limited quantities. We will offer both white and lighter red wines made from grape varieties native to this very wet and humid region.
Following the Galician wines, we will taste a series of interesting reds, including organic selections from southern France and complex reds from the Douro region of Portugal. These reds are more robust, yet most of them are quite soft and balanced. We present them in the hope that you will have some clear days where you can get the barbecue going.
We will try a broad spectrum of these food-friendly wines, 13-14 high quality wines in total, including both organic and conventional labels.
aux nuages – Tsuyu Rainy Season wine tasting
When: June 24, 2018 (Sunday) 3 – 6 pm
Where: Nishi-azabu Bridgehouse (near Hiroo station)
Whites (all from Galicia)
Beira Aral - Aravo (Spain / Rias Baixas)
Antonio Cajide - Sameiras Blanco (Spain / Ribeiro)
Bodegas Albamar - Albamar (Spain / Rias Baixas)
Bodegas Albamar - 'Alma de Mar' (Spain / Rias Baixas)
- a tiny cuvee of intense mineral Albarino grown right next to the Atlantic Ocean,
only 1,500 bottles produced!
Bodegas Davide - Davide Duo (Spain / Rias Baixas) NEW !!
- an interesting and unusual blend of Albarino and Godello in equal parts
Antonio Cajide - Sameiras Tinto (Spain / Ribeiro)
Bodegas Albamar - Fusco (Spain / Ribeira Sacra)
Quinta do Popa - Popa DOC Douro Tinto (Portugal / Douro)
Real Companhia Velha - Quinta das Carvalhas Reserva Tinto (Portugal / Douro)
Famille Fabre - 'L'Equilibre' (France / Corbieres natural wine - no sulphur added!)
Famille Fabre - 'Lux de Luc' (France / Corbieres natural wine - no sulphur added!)
'Winner's Circle' Reds
Bodegas Albamar - 'O Esteiro' (Spain / Rias Baixas) NEW !!
- a rare special cuvee red wine from Rias Baixas, only 800 bottles produced!
Chateau Fabre-Gasparets - 'Chimere' lieu dit 'la Serre' (France / Corbieres-Boutenac)
- a robust Carignan driven blend from the finest siting in the vast Corbieres wine region
Quinta do Popa - Popa 'VV' (Vinhas Velhas) (Portugal / Douro)
- a blend of 20+ local Douro varieties from vines 80-90 years old
Real Companhia Velha - Tinta Francisca da Quinta das Carvalhas (Portugal / Douro) NEW !!
- a unique single varietal wine from old vines of this rare Douro wine grape