Catching the Perfect White for Seafood

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There’s nothing like a good Albariño with fresh seafood. Albarinño wines are crispy, bone-dry and aromatic, they are packed with flavors of white peach, apricot, melon, pineapple and honeysuckle and a crispy saltiness which is related to their terroir.

Pairing Tips 
Char-grilled Galician Octopus
Clams Sailor´s Style
Fresh Scallops 

Sommeliers’ Choice
Three of the best Albariño Whites from Rias Baixas
– Comtesse de Pazo Barrantes La 2009
– Nora da Neve 2008
– Pazo de Senorans Selección de Añada 2007

Pescando el Blanco Ideal para Marsicos

No existe nada como un buen Albariño para acompañar mariscos frescos. Los vinos elaborados con la cepa Albariño son chispiantes, secos y aromáticos, están llenos de sabores a melocotón, albaricoque, melón, piña y miel y poseen un sabor salino– mineral siempre relacionado con su terroir.

Consejos de Maridaje
Pulpo Gallego a la Brasa
Almejas a la Marinera
Vieras al Natural

Selección del Sommelier
Tres de los Mejores Albariños de Rias Baixas
– La Comtesse de Pazo Barrantes
– Nora da Neve
– Pazo de Senorans Selección de Añada

D-Wine’s Summer Wine Advice!

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Welcome to D-Wine’s Summer Wine Advice! We will post some nice wine pairings and tips about wine througout the summer months!
Summer is in full effect and that means it’s time to sip a nice & pale Cote de Provence rosé with its delicate balance, fresh acidity and soft texture to make a great companion for those summer afternoons with close friends and family.
Sommeliers’ Choice: Trio of affordable and highly rated Rosés, perfect for this summer season in Marbella,
Domaine Ott Chateau de Selle 2014
Miraval Rosé. Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie 2014
Minuty Cuvée Prestige 2014
Pairings: Seafood Paella, Iberian Ham & Melon, Salad Nicoise
Estamos en pleno Verano y eso significa que ha llegado el momento de disfrutar de un buen rosado de la Cote de Provence, delicado, refrescante y sutil; complemento ideal para disfrutar en las tardes de verano en compañia de nuestra familia y amigos mas cercanos.
Selección del Sommelier
Trio de rosados de calidad y buen precio, pecfectos para el verano
Domaine Ott Chateau de Selle 2014
Miraval Rosé. Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie 2014
Chateau Minuty Cuvée Prestige 2014
Consejos de Maridaje: Paella de Mariscos, Jamón Ibérico con Melón, Ensalada Nicoise

Spain’s Finest Wine Producers Series. Galicia.

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Dominio do Bibei “A Return to the Past”

Dominio do Bibei was founded in 2000 by Javier Dominguez brother of fashion designer Adolfo Dominquez , the wines are supervised by the famous Priorat tamdem -Sara Peréz (daughter of José Luis Peréz, Mas Martinet) and René Barbier Junior ( son of Clos Mogador´s founder). 2005 was the first vintage released by Javier and his team.
Dominio de Bibei based on the western part of the Ourense province, is an ambitious project based on ancestral farming, looking to express the terroir of the Ribeira Sacra through a natural winemaking approach.
Vinification is achieved in different sized wood and concrete and natural yeasts are used. Reds are made mainly from Mencía, Garnacha Tintorera, Brancellao and Mouraton (the latter two being local varieties unique to the region) and whites come from Godello plus a bit of Doña Blanca and Albarino which cuttings came from famous producer Do Ferreiro.

Adega Dominio do Bibei D.O Ribeira Sacra.

Best White Value Barrel Aged “Lapola” – Godello (70%) Albariño (20%) and Doña Blanca (10%) Aged for 15 months on its lees (15% in concrete eggs shaped vats ) and 7 months in french oak and 1200L Foudres. Has not undergone malolactic fermentation. Ready to Drink 2010 Vintage.
Top White Wine Barrel Aged “Lapena” – Godello 100% Alcoholic fermentation in French oak barrels and aged on its lees for 15 months. Subsequently, it remains in egg-shaped concrete wine vats for 4 months and in bottle for 18 months. It has not undergone malolactic fermentation. Ready to Drink 2008 Vintage.
Best Red Value Barrel Aged “Lalama”- Blend of mainly Mencia complemented by Garnacha Tintorera, Mouraton and Brancellao Aged on its lees for 20 months in French oak barrels, and subsequently in bottle for a further 18 months. Bottled without filtration decanting. Bottled without filtration decanting is recommended. Ready to Drink 2010 Vintage.
Top Red Wine Barrel Aged “Lacima” – Mencia 100 % from three vineyards of 50-90 years old, Aged on its lees for 20 months in French oak barrels, and subsequently in bottle for a further 18 months. Bottled without filtration decanting is recommended. Ready to Drink 2008 Vintage.
Superior Red Barrel Aged “Dominio de Bibei B” – Pure Brancellao red wine Aged on its lees for 18 months in French oak barrels, and subsequently in bottle for a further 28 month. Limited production of 500 bottles Bottled without filtration decanting is recommended. Ready to Drink 2008 Vintage.
Superior Red Barrel Aged “Dominio de Bibei MT” – 100% Mouratón and fermented with indigenous yeast in open 500L barrels. Malolactic fermentation in 300L barrels. Aged for 18 months in old French oak barrels. Bottled without filtration decanting is recommended. Ready to Drink 2006 Vintage.

Wines & Cheese from The Balearic Islands

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The Balearic Islands are located to the east of the Iberian Peninsula in the western Mediterranean Sea.  Each of the four largest Balearic Islands – Mallorca, Ibiza, Formentera and Menorca – have land under vines, although the only island with a significant wine production is Mallorca. Prior to the dawn of phylloxera in Europe, Mallorca was famed for its sweet- now died out Malmsey wine, produced from the omnipresent Malvasia grape found across the Mediterranean.
Over the past 15 years great changes have occurred in the Mallorcan wine industry. International varieties that were once non-existent now appears with increasing rate across the island’s vineyards (Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot) along with  most important  local varieties (Callet, Manto Negro, Fogoneu, and Moll) and some Inland´s original grapes  (Tempranillo and Monastrell ), are now the mainstay of production here. A new generation of winemakers is giving the wines of the island a new sense of terroir, resulting in genuine delicious good wines, pleasing the palate of today´s most inquisitive wine snobs.
Commonly, wines from Balearic Islands offer superb value, minerality and a rich, vibrant fruitiness; best red wines can be full-bodied, powerful and long lived.

  • Son Negre. Anima Negra Viticultors. VT Mallorca
  • Grimalt Caballero. 4 Kilos Vinícola. VT Mallorca
  • Gran Vinya San Caules. Vins Miquel Gelabert Pla i Llevant
  • Pagos de Maria. Masia Batle. Binissalem-Mallorca
  • AN. Anima Negra Viticultors. VT Mallorca
  • 4 Kilos. 4 Kilos Vinícola VT Mallorca
  • Totem. Totem Wines. VT Ibiza
  • Gallinas & Focas. 4 Kilos Vinícola VT Mallorca
  • Ribas de Cabrera. Bodegues Ribas. VT Mallorca
  • Cap de Barbaria. Bodegues Cap de Barbaria. VT Formentera
  • 12 Volts. 4 Kilos Vinícola. VT Mallorca
  • AN2. Anima Negra Viticultors VT Mallorca

 

Artisan Mahon Cheese: Aged Mahon Cow Milk´s Cheese is absolutely pleasant– slightly sharp, milky, and salty sea-kissed air cheese from Menorca. It is served sliced thin and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil, black pepper, and tarragon. Pair with the Wines of the Region.

Top 10 “Pure Garnachas” from Spain

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Grenache appears to have originated in Spain, most likely in the northern province of Aragon, and ampelographers believe that Grenache was the based of Aragon’s excellent vin rouge du pays. From Aragon, it spread throughout the vineyards of Spain and the Mediterranean along with the reach of the kingdom of Aragon. Back in the 80’s garnacha vast vineyards were desolated, there was a period of dormancy but recently the precious grape has given power and prestige to reconquer “the Crown of Opulence”.

Grenache- Garnacha is undaubtfully the second best red grape from Spain. Responsible for some of the most delicious and expensive wine of Spain from newly exalted regions like Campo de Borja, Madrid and Mentrida to cult Priorat & Monsant wine country, Grenache is just as important in the Spanish wine world as Tempranillo. The noble grape’s profile includes weak colour, soft tannins, and high alcohol content. Red wines made 100% from old grenache varietal commonly smelt of sweet mulberries, black cherries, violet petals, liquid chocolate, and plums liqueur with a peculiar touch of cinammon.

  1. Espectacle. Espectacle Vins. D.O Monsant
  2. Alto Moncayo. Bodegas Alto Moncayo. D.O Campo de Borja
  3. Les Manyes. Terroir al Limit. D.O.Ca Priorat
  4. El Reventón. Daniel Landi Viticultor. VT Castilla y Leon
  5. Rumbo al Norte. Bodegas Comando G. D.O Madrid
  6. Cantos del Diablo. Daniel Landi Viticultor. D.O Mentrida
  7.  Aquilon.  Bodegas Alto Moncayo. D.O Campo de Borja
  8. Mancuso. Vinedos de Mancuso. VT Valdejalon
  9. Ataulfos.  Daniel Landi Viticultor. D.O Mentrida
  10. Las Umbrías. Bodegas Comando G. D.O Madrid

At D-wine you can find a vertical collection of all these wines. Come and Taste the Finest Wines from Spain.