Good Afternoon Bridgees,
This Friday’s FREE wine tasting features three Spanish wines as well as two of our Californian favourites.
Luis Canas is situated in Villabuena in the heart of Rioja, Spain. It is a family-owned winery that dates back to 1928, though the family have been involved with wine growing and production for more than two centuries. The estate controls 120 hectares of vineyards with clay soils overlying limestone.
2014 LUIS CAÑAS BARREL-FERMENTED WHITE : 85% Viura, 15% Malvasía. Age of vines: over 50 years old. AGEING: 4 months ageing on the lees, 75% French oak, 25% American.
2010 LUIS CAÑAS CRIANZA RED RIOJA - 95% Tempranillo, 5% Garnacha, average age of vines: 30 years. AGEING: 12 months in the cask, type of oak: 60% French, 40% American.
2013 PROTOCOLO TEMPRANILLO – 100% Temranillo from Castilla Y Leon region. This wine sets a new standard for value Spanish reds. It’s deep, ripe and minty on the nose, with berry power foretelling a pure, lush palate
In 1968 , father and son team Warren and Chris Bogle planted there first 20 acres of vineyards in the Clarksburg, California. Starting as a small project, it has grown to an internationally acclaimed winery. We love the Bogle Vineyard wines and we will have a couple of their best open.
2013 BOGLE VINEYARD CHARDONNAY – 100% Chardonnay from Clarksburg and Monterey. Barrel fermented in 50% new American oak and then aged in new oak for 9 months with lees stirring. Sweet spice characters of vanilla and nutmeg gives an elegant counterpart to the fresh fruit characters of pear and apples.
2013 BOGLE VINEYARD OLD VINE ZINFANDEL – 100% Zinfandel from Lodi and Amador, with an average vine age of 60 – 80 years. AGEING: 12 months in 2 year American oak. Ripe notes of summer raspberries intoxicate the senses. The palate is plush and round with pomegranates, fresh cracked pepper, juniper and anise balancing the fruit notes.
See you all down here, 4.00pm – 7.00pm this Friday the 17th of July.
Jay and the Old Bridge Team