A sparkling white wine, made using the traditional ‘Champagne’ methods used in this famous wine-producing area of Catalunya, using Macabeo, Xarel.lo, Parellada and Chardonnay grapes. Vallformosa means beautiful valley in Catalan, and the producer feels this encapsulates the quality of this Cava. Yellow with green tints and a fine bubble; a nose of white fruits with almonds and praline; dry and elegant. – 750ml, 12% abv.
The Asturian Ciders from ‘El Gaitero’ are famous throughout Spain. This traditionally-made dry cider is known as a ‘Champagne’ cider because it is bottle-fermented and stopped with a champagne cork! They use traditional varieties of apples from Asturias to create a light clear straw-yellow cider with abundant fine bubbles. The aroma is fragrant, of apples and peach, and the taste is sharp and dry with a long finish. Alc content 4.1% – 700ml.
A striking one litre blue glass bottle, containing the pure natural mineral water from the famous Spa of Solan de Cabras in Cuenca. The first record of these waters being used as a cure for arthritis dates back to when the Romans were in occupation in AD 182. The King of Spain, Carlos III, ordered the construction of baths and a hospital there in 1755, and it has been used as a Spa ever since, said to help with the digestion and aid a healthy diet. It has a very low sodium and other trace mineral content, making it not only soft and delicious tasting but also useful for those on a low salt diet and for infants. – 1 litre, glass bottle.
These round blue plastic bottles contain pure natural mineral water from the famous Spa of Solan de Cabras in Cuenca. The first record of these waters being used as a cure for arthritis dates back to when the Romans were in occupation in AD 182. The King of Spain, Carlos III, ordered the construction of baths and a hospital there in 1755, and it has been used as a Spa ever since, said to help with the digestion and aid a healthy diet. It has a very low sodium and other trace mineral content, making it soft-tasting and useful for those on a low salt diet and for infants. – 500ml, plastic bottles.
Oloroso sherries start out the same as Fino, but in those barrels with less ‘flor’, the wine oxidises and matures differently to produce this complex and subtle sherry. It is made from Palomino fino grapes, aged in American oak barrels using the traditional Criadera y Solera system. It is old gold in colour, with smoky wood aromas, velvety with rich, complex flavours of chocolate, caramel and roasted almond notes and a clean taste on the palate.
Drink chilled or at room temperature as an aperitif with olives and nuts, or with main courses: meats and game dishes, spicy foods and mature cheeses such as an aged Manchego or Mahon. It can also be served as a digestif. – 750ml 18% vol.
A wonderful raisiny sherry from the house of Dios Baco; made from naturally sweet Pedro Ximenez grapes, aged in American oak casks using the traditional Criadera y Solera system. It is dark mahogany in colour and viscous in texture with the highly aromatic aroma of raisins characteristic of Pedro Ximenez. Rich, sweet and soft on the mouth but not cloying, with complex flavours of liquorice, chocolate and burnt caramel. Well balanced with a long finish.
Serve at cool room temperature with rich desserts, cakes and pastries or simply poured over vanilla ice-cream. It is also paired with cheeses, especially blue cheese like Valdeon, or with pates and foie gras. Described by one of our customers as ‘Liquid Heaven’. – 500ml 17% vol.
An excellent Rioja, made from Tempranillo, Mazuelo and Garnacha grapes, picked at their optimum ripeness. It has had careful ageing for twelve months in oak casks, followed by at least a further six months in the bottle. The result is a complex wine, rich in aromas and flavours. Clean, bright ruby red with aromas of vanilla, toast and spices. Well-structured, meaty and balanced in the mouth. – 750ml, 2011.
Made from Tempranillo and Garnacha grapes, this wine is bright garnet red with purple hues, with a nose of red berries. Well-structured, round and balanced in the mouth. Very pleasant to drink, complex and full of subtle flavour. – 750ml Vol 13.5%.
Winner of the International Wine Challenge Silver medal
Another of our popular Rioja wines from Bodegas Vega – this time their delicious Rose, made from Garnacha grapes, with a bright raspberry colour and clean, fruity but dry taste. Serve chilled with light starters, chicken, fish and rice dishes. – 750ml Vol 14%, 2011.
Made from 100% Verdejo grapes, this white wine is straw yellow with green tints; aromas of hay and flowers, white tropical fruits and hints of anise. The bonnets on the label are from the elegant Victorian Era in Britain, representing the elegance of the wine! Serve with fish and seafood, white meats and rice dishes. – 750ml, 13% abv.
One of Spain’s most well-known products – Sangria! We are delighted to introduce one of the most famous brands of Sangria from ‘Yago’ in Zaragoza, northern Spain. Made using red wine and natural citric juices (from oranges and lemons). Just pour over ice, add orange or lemon slices and other fruits if desired to make a classic Spanish drink! – 750ml, 7.5% abv.