An Autumnal Iberian Mixed Case!

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Customer requests for a follow-up to our Summery Spanish Mixed Case have been music to our ears! In celebration of cooler days and longer nights, we are pleased to offer an Autumnal Iberian Mixed Case that contains both Spanish and Portuguese wines: warm, spicy reds for braises and stews and richer whites for roasted birds, pastas, and cheese (with some lighter selections mixed in for refreshment).

Exceptional new vintages of Spanish favorites from Quinta Milú in Ribera del Duero, Sara Pérez and René Barbier Jr.'s Monsant-based Venus La Universal, Juan Antonio Ponce in Manchuela, and Frontón de Oro on Gran Canaria have arrived. We are also excited to include some gems from our Portuguese shelf: bright, broad, and fruity, certified organic Alentejo from Outeiros Altos, meaty, old-fashioned Baga with balance and age from Sidónio de Sousa, and the spicy, complex, and elegant new vintage of Encruzado from Quinta Do Perdigão in the Dão.

Please enjoy these delicious selections and more at an excellent price (with free local delivery).* Detailed item descriptions can be found below. Cheers! Ariana Rolich

*Same day delivery is available below Canal Street. Next business day delivery (Monday- Friday) is available in Manhattan above Canal Street and in Brooklyn.

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Autumnal Iberian Mixed Case

Autumnal Iberian Mixed Case* includes Ponce 2013 Manchuela Reto Albilla, Venus La Universal 2013 Monsant Dido Blanco, Monasterio de Corias 2011 Albarin Blanco, Quinta do Perdigão 2012 Dão Encruzado, Quinta Milú 2013 Ribera del Duero, Venus La Universal 2012 Monsant Dido, Ronsel do Sil 2011 Ribeira Sacra Mencia, São del Coster 2013 Priorat Pim Pam Poom, Ignios 2013 Tenerife Listan Negro, Ponce 2012 Manchuela Clos Lojen, Outeiros Altos 2012 Alentejo, and Sidónio de Sousa 2008 Bairrada Tinto.

*Out-of-stock items will be replaced with wines of comparable price and quality.

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Ponce 2013 Manchuela Reto Albilla

Reto a perennial favorite among customers and staff, made of 100% Albilla, biodynamically farmed by Manchuela's Juan Antonio Ponce. Mouth-watering aromas are of crisp green apple, chewy peach skins, and fresh green herbs. Reto's characteristic blend of silky fruit and warm Mediterranean spice is balanced on the medium-bodied palate by bright acidity and a cool minerality that marks all of Ponce's wines: Meyer lemon, lime curd, musky apricot, lavender, lemon balm, coriander, and the long saline finish are reminiscent of some of our favorite young Chenin Blancs. An elegant, mysterious, and versatile wine that will pair fabulously with fish, poultry, and deviled eggs. Ariana Rolich

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  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Venus La Universal 2013 Montsant Blanco Dido (Macabeu Garnatxa Cartoixa)

Macabeu, Garnatxa Blanca, and Cartoixà (Xarello) from Sara Pérez and René Barbier Jr.'s Monsant project - Venus La Universal. Fermented with native yeasts and raised in a mix of 300 and 600 liter barrels and locally made clay amphorae, this bottling of Dido Blanco combines big-boned flavors of orange, lime zest, pineapple, and apricot, with mouth-watering acidity, chalky minerality, and lots of length. A perfect autumn white with crispy seared chicken legs, savory baked squash, and mushrooms with thyme. Ariana Rolich

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  • $22.99

Tampesta 2013 Tierra de León Blanco Albarín

Albarin is a special grape that might be familiar to lovers of the lean, refreshing, subtle, and minerally Monasterio de Corias white wines from Asturias (Northwestern Spain's cider country). Tampesta's version is from further south — Tierra de Leon — and is the glorious opposite: full-bodied, silky, glamorous, and bold! Aromas are heady and perfumed, with essential oils of grapefruit, green apple, orange peels, and dense pink florals; the palate is creamy and rich with lemon, lime, orange, and grapefruit curd, tropical passion fruit, jasmine flowers, pink peppercorns and marzipan on the finish. Winemaker Noelia de Paz opted to retain a few grams of residual sugar in this cuvée, which contributes more to texture than to a sense of sweetness and makes this wine a sensuous counterpoint to spicy takeout, corn chowder, fresh fish "à la meunière" and cheese plates. Ariana Rolich

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Perdigão, Quinta Do 2012 Dão Encruzado

This is a spicy, rich, and warming white wine (yes, a warming white wine!) from organically-farmed vines in Portugal's fertile Dão region. Winemakers who work with the obscure and fragrant Encruzado grape report great potential for aging, although it is more commonly found in blends. This vintage of Quinta do Perdigão's lush, fragrant 100% Encruzado has botanical aromas of ginger, coriander, cardamom, golden apple, soft, musky peach and florals; the palate is equally exotic, with jasmine tea, fresh apricot, lime leaf and almond oil, with moderate but fresh acidity and a lively mineral core. This wine is phenomenal pairing for curried noodles, roasted birds, and pretty much everything at your holiday feast. Ariana Rolich

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Quinta Milú 2013 Ribera del Duero Milú

The 2013 vintage of Quinta Milu's entry level Ribera del Duero has been flying out of the shop, and for good reason: bright, juicy raspberry and boysenberry fruit combine with herbal, earthy depth, warm baking spice, pert acidity, and firm young tannins. 100% Tempranillo, it is foot-trodden and aged in used French and American oak barrels of various sizes for at least 6 months. A serious vintage for this delicious young wine and an excellent value! Ariana Rolich

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  • Organic
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Venus La Universal 2012 Montsant Dido

From husband and wife René Barbier Jr. and Sara Pérez, (son and daughter of legendary Priorat domaines Clos Mogador and Mas Martinet, respectively), comes this lovely blend of organically grown Garnacha from the granitic soils of neighboring Monsant, with some Syrah, Cabernet, and Merlot, fermented with native yeasts and raised in a combination of large foudre and concrete tank.  Fermented with wild yeasts and raised in a mix of barrels (300L – 4000L), concrete, and amphorae, Dido is textured and vivacious, with juicy purple fruit, crushed berry seeds, tea leaf, tobacco, and, minerally earth. A delicious and versatile full-bodied red! Ariana Rolich

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Ronsel do Sil 2011 Ribeira Sacra Vel'uveyra

Vel´uveyra, is old Galician for “gaze at the vineyard," which seems an appropriate name for a wine harvested by hand from steep bancales, old terraces built by the ancient Romans. Made from 100% Mencía, this Ribeira Sacra has luscious blackberry and black cherry fruits, medium body with good acidity. Served slightly chilled, it's perfect with game, pork, poultry or even roasted eggplant, zucchini and tomatoes. Christine Manula

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Saó del Coster 2013 Priorat Pim Pam Poom

Priorat has gotten a bad rap for producing boozy, overwrought reds that don't play well with other wines and everyday fare. We don't embrace this generalization, but for those who do: enter Pim Pam Poom! Our inspired friend, winemaker Fredi Torres, created this wine for Gratallops-based Saó del Coster (before parting ways with the winery late last year) in an effort to capture Priorat terroir in a casually priced cuvée that combines depth and ease. 100% Garnacha, fermented whole cluster (with partial carbonic) and raised in stainless steel, Pim Pam Poom is brimming with funky purple berry skins and crunchy berry seeds, ripe red raspberry, strawberry, and cherry, violet flowers, rich slatey mineral notes, and cracked black peppercorns. Unaffected and utterly delicious, we love this fresh expression of Priorat Garnacha with a light chill and burgers, roasted birds, or roasted eggplant dishes. Ariana Rolich

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Frontón de Oro 2012 Gran Canaria Malpais

Soft-spoken brothers Pedro and Antonio Ramírez of Frontón de Oro are the team behind some of the most gently rustic and expressive red wines coming out of the Canary Islands. Their well-ventilated vineyards are above the clouds at 1200 meters altitude (among the highest in the world!) near the charming town of San Mateo on Gran Canaria Island. Malpais is cool and subtle, with delicate florals, prickly tannins, and brambly blue and purple berry fruit, intertwined with equal parts ashy, mineral earth and dark, herbal flair (70% Listan Preto with the remainder split between Tintilla and Listan Negro). Ariana Rolich

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Ponce 2012 Manchuela Clos Lojen

Juan Antonio Ponce's entry level cuvee, from 30-year-old organic and biodynamic Bobal vines in Manchuela, is light-bodied but full of intense fruit and acid — dense black raspberry, tart purple plum, and wild blueberry fruit with pronounced minerality and taut youthful tannins. This is a lifted, poised, and positively delicious natural wine at a price that encourages stockpiling. According to Ponce himself, this vintage of Clos Lojen is the best he's made and worthy of aging. Ariana Rolich

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Outeiros Altos 2012 Alentejo Vinho Biológico

The founders of Outeiros Altos purchased their schistous vineyards in Portugal's popular Alentejo region (Borbo subregion) in the early 2000s and immediately began converting them to certified organic farming. Full-fruited, complex, and alive (raised in stainless steel with no added SO2), this blend of Alfrocheiro, Aragonez (Tempranillo), and Trincadeira has intriguing aromas of crushed purple berries, lavender, lilac, and black currant, with a textured, earthy palate of black berries, herbs, and a distinct, surprising minerality. Ariana Rolich

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  • Organic

Sidónio de Sousa 2008 Bairrada Tinto

Divisive among wine drinkers for its core of meaty and herbal flavors, Baga is the great red grape of the Bairrada DOC, which abuts Portugal's Dão region and enjoys a mild, maritime climate. Sidónio de Sousa's Baga, from 90-year-old vines, was fermented whole-cluster and spent 12 months in ancient Portuguese oak. Spicy, funky aromas of wild rose, petrol, cheese rind and dark berries, with excellent acidity on the rich palate of red plums, sweet berries, rustic earth, a touch of smoked meat. It's hard not to dream of roasted meat and game with this wine! Ariana Rolich

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