Jack Tipple’s Spanish Wine Tasting April 2, 2018

Join us on April 2, 2018 at 7 pm, as we taste through 10 different amazing Spanish wines. Admission is $20 per person and must be made in advance at Tipple’s or by phone (352-672-6303). Space is very limited so sign up soon! Sorry, no refunds or cancellations, please make sure you can attend before signing up! You will be consuming delicious wines, please arrange for a safe ride home.

In addition to the featured wines, your admission includes a light Hors d’Oeuvres & a Riedel Wine glass. 

The Featured Wines

2013 Botani Sparkling Muscat: Vibrant straw color. Floral, fresh tropical fruit aromatics. Opulence in mouth balanced by bright acidity.

2015 Kila Cava: A sophisticated Cava that expresses the varietal characteristics of the indigenous varieties from Penedèsq.

2016 Nisia Verdejo Rueda: Brilliant straw color, with a nose characterized by ripe fruit. Maximum expression of the Verdejo variety.

La Cana Albarino: This wine is a riper style of Albarino. On the palate, it’s gentle and peachy with some lingering mineral and rock notes that add complexity and exemplify classic Rías Baixas character. The finish shows peach, yellow apple, and even some tropical fruits.

2016 Borsao Monte Oton Garnacha: The vineyards for Monte Oton are situated high on the windswept slopes of the extinct volcano, Moncayo. The sun drench, arid location is ideal for harvesting, perfectly matured, fully ripened Garnacha grapes. The resulting wine is full bodied, elegantly textured and exhibits a long complex finish.

Sierra Cantabria Crianza: A Tempranillo from La Sonsierra fruity and aromatic, elegant and fresh, sweet tannin, velvety, complex and balanced.

2013 Tarima Hill Monastrell: The wine exhibits deep garnet color with flashes of violet and a bouquet of dark red cherries and leather. On the palate the wine achieves its full potential, offering notes of black berries, plums and licorice with an elegant but persistent finish.

2015 Volver Tempranillo: Saturated ruby color. This wine has a strikingly aromatic nose that offers a pungent array of fruit, floral and herbal scents. Sweet cherry-vanilla and cola flavors coat the palate and are enlivened by juicy acidity. Supple tannins gain strength on the finish, which strongly repeats the cola and floral qualities.

Breca Garnacha Calatayud Old Vines: An authentic, natural, and traditional wine produced from the original Garnacha, which was first cultivated in Aragón in the 7th Century, and spread around Europe by the Medieval Kingdom of Aragón. Calatayud produces a unique expression of Garnacha due to its geographic and climactic conditions. As Spain’s highest altitude region for the production of Garnacha, the temperature swings are radical – up to 60°F in the summer. This produces wines with deep color and character, as well as lively acidity. The wine is characterized by aromas of ripe black fruit compote, overlaid with spices such as black pepper. There is an obvious minerality to the wine, proceeding from vineyards’ diverse range of soil types. The soils range from iron rich red slate and clay to black slate.

2010 Sierra Cantabria Rioja Reserva: Crisp, toasty oak and spice aromas are currently outranking this wine’s berry-fruit components…but only for now. In five or more years, this will be less oaky and more complex. At this point in time, look for a sinewy, tight, almost jagged palate with toasty, robust flavors of plum and berry, dry spices and mixed herbs along with firm tannins. A long, balanced finish bodes well for the future. Drink through 2030. (12/2016)

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