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Bodega Agricola Castellana

Casa Maria Red (100% Tempranillo) Casa Maria White (100% Verdejo) Bodega Agricola Castellana, also known as Bodegas Cuatro Rayas, was founded in 1935. 75 years of history and effort have made Cuatro Rayas the reference in Spanish white wines today. Today, Cuatro Rayas produces over 20% of the wine bottled from the Rueda appellation, making it the largest producer with an annual production level of 15 million bottles.  Its wines, drawn mainly from the Verdejo varietal, lead white wine consumption in Spain and also have a large following in foreign markets, with a presence in over 40 countries, including Japan, China, United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Holland, and Mexico. Protected by the fertile waters of the Duero River, the D.O. Rueda is situated at an altitude of between 700 and 850 meters and is subject to long, cold winters, short springs with late frosts, and hot summers.  The D.O. Rueda counts.
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Señorio de Sarria Reserva

DO Navarra (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) 750 ml “Ruby coloured with bramble fruits, gentle vanilla oak and savoury, secondary aromas on the nose; the development adds real interest to this Reserva. This vintage is more lush in style with ripe red fruit balanced by dried fruit characters and animal undertones. Tannins and supple and acidity is vibrant. A deliciously well balanced wine.”   ~Boutinot City of Origin: Puente la Reina (Navarra) Grapes: Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon Total Number of Bottles: 50,000 bottles Winemaker: Milagros Rodriguez Age of Vines: 20 years on average Vineyard Size: 210 hectares Vine Density: 3,000 Vines/hectare Soil Composition: Limestone, Eocene and Miocene origin marls Filtration: Yes Harvest Method: Mechanical and manual Training: Both on wire and bush vines Fermentation Method: Stainless steel tanks Fermentation Period: 15 days Fermentation Temperature: 28 degrees Celsius Malolactic Fermentation Method: N/A Malolactic Fermentation Temperature: N/A pH: Not provided Volatile Acidity (grams/Liter): Not.
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Señorio de Sarria Chardonnay

“Senorio de Sarria Chardonnay – An exquisite Spanish Chardonnay from the Navarra region. This is a fresh and stylish unoaked Chardonnay with intense, lively citrus fruit aromas. Quite full on the palate with ripe peach and apricot characters balanced by crisp acidity.”   ~All About Wine UK City of Origin: Puente la Reina (Navarra) Grapes: 100% Chardonnay Total Number of Bottles: 100,000 bottles Winemaker: Milagros Rodriguez Age of Vines: 8 years on average Vineyard Size: 210 hectares Vine Density: 2,700 Vines/hectare Soil Composition: Limestone, Eocene and Miocene origin marls Filtration: Yes Harvest Method: Mechanical Training: Both on wire and bush vines Fermentation Method: Stainless steel tanks Fermentation Period: 20 days Fermentation Temperature: 13 degrees Celsius Malolactic Fermentation Method: N/A Malolactic Fermentation Temperature: N/A pH: Not provided Volatile Acidity (grams/Liter): Not provided Total Acidity (grams/Liter): 5.6 g/L Residual Sugar (grams/Liter): 2.3 g/L Alcohol by Volume: 13.5% Aging in Barrel: N/A Type.
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Señorio de Sarria Moscatel

 DO Navarra (100% Small-grain Moscatel) 500 ml “A naturally sweet Moscatel – aromatic with raisins and honey on the palate. Lovely to savour, or enjoy with cheeses and desserts. Golden yellow colour. Intense and aromatic nose, ample and sweet in the mouth with delicious viscosity. Long and seductive, showing candied orange peel, honeysuckle, peach and honey characters – also with notes of hay, tarragon and apricot. Clean and fresh acidity on the finish.”  ~All About Wine UK City of Origin: Puente la Reina (Navarra) Grapes: 100% Small-grain Moscatel Total Number of Bottles: 20,000 bottles Winemaker: Milagros Rodriguez Age of Vines: 6 years on average Vineyard Size: 210 hectares Vine Density: 3,500 Vines/hectare Soil Composition: Limestone, Eocene and Miocene marls Filtration: Yes Harvest Method: Mechanical Training: On wire Fermentation Method: Stainless steel tanks Fermentation Period: 2 hours Fermentation Temperature: 13 degrees Celsius Malolactic Fermentation Method: N/A Malolactic Fermentation Temperature: N/A pH: Not.
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Teófilo Reyes Crianza

DO Rioja Alta (97.5% Tempranillo, 2.5% Albillo) 750 ml “Good concentration and extraction. Very attractive red/black fruit. Good purity of vineyard expression.” ~Decanter.com City of Origin: Penafiel Grapes: 97.5% Tempranillo, 2.5% Albillo Total Number of Bottles: 115,000 bottles Winemaker: Juan Jose Reyes Montero Age of Vines: 10 to 15 years Vineyard Size: 60 hectares Elevation: 500 to 900 meters Soil Composition: Reddish alluvial deposits Irrigation: No Harvest Method: Traditional (Manual) Harvest Season: Mid-September Fermentation Method: Natural, no additives Fermentation Period: 31 days Fermentation Temperature: Maximum of 31 degrees Celsius Malolactic Fermentation Method: First in barrels, then stainless steel tanks Malolactic Fermentation Temperature: Not provided pH:3.67 Volatile Acidity (grams/Liter): 0.63 g/L Total Acidity (grams/Liter): 5.35 g/L Residual Sugar (grams/Liter): 1.57 g/L Alcohol by Volume: 14.5% Aging in Barrel: 1 to 3 years Type of Barrel: 70% American Oak and 30% French Oak Aging in Bottle: N/A.
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Bodegas Chaves

Ponte da Barca (100% Albariño) Castel de Fornos (100% Albariño) Castel de Fornos Grán Selección (100% Albariño) Terras de Gondarei (100% Albariño) Silva Daponte Godello (100% Godello) Silva Daponte Mencia (100% Mencia) Viña Barrantinos Albariño (100% Albariño) The Chaves family winery was founded in the mid 20th century, born of ancient methods of gathering and harvesting. The Chaves family was central in creating the Denomination of Origin “Rias Baixas”, and have received a number of awards throughout our history reflecting the excellent quality of this jewel in the crown of white wine, the Albariño. With careful and responsible winemaking, coupled with the large oenological experience of our winemaker, we have achieved results meeting the high expectations set of our natural wealth. The fusion of innovation and tradition is achieved in the lifeblood of a precious land. In this complex and global world, uniqueness and excellence are key, in order to stand out from the rest. From.
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