The crazy Swede is back! Erik Rosdahl brings not one but two wines to the Hot 50, that will leave nobody indifferent. Crafted in an extremely natural way, with no formal training, Erik operates in the warm south-eastern region of Spain. But the wines are too crazy to carry a sticker from the any DO, or maybe he just didn't realise there was some paperwork to fill in. You never really know with Erik, EXCEPT when it comes to the wines.
Escombro is made from Alicante Bouschet grape, one of the few reds grapes with red juice. It shows here, as this wine exhibits an insanely-deep, tooth-staining colour. The wine comes across meaty and full of black olives and smoke, more tannic than the 2012, but just as intense. Take no prisoners style!
Bujes is one of the most "alive" wines I've ever tried. Just quite how Erik has packed so much Framboise nose into this wine is anybody's guess. The palate is not as brooding as the Escombro, though still fairly tannic. One for wild-boar chops or brontosaurus ribs!
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Cult wine region where stupidly steep slopes mean it's all about passion rather than economics. Decanter Magazine's "Must-try red" shows a beguiling rose-like aroma, spicy red fruits and freshness, somewhat like a Pinot Noir.. This wine also was also listed first in the region in the New York Times. PLEASE...
Another stunning wine from the breathtaking Ribeira Sacra region, this one winning a Regional Trophy in Decanter Magazine. Juicy perfumed Mencía, aged for 12 months in new French oak. PLEASE NOTE THAT SPECIAL SHIPPING RATES APPLY TO ALCOHOLIC ITEMS.
The top wine from a boutique bodega in a renovated 14th century castle. 100% Tempranillo from old bush vines, give lots of concentration and elegance, wrapped in toasty oak. This is a single vineyard wine, made from a vineyard enclosed within the walls of the castle compound itself. PLEASE NOTE...
Contino wines are masterful examples of Rioja, produced under the careful guidance of industry veteran Jesús Madrazo. Not the showiest wines in the region, the house style is modernised textbook Rioja, with a nice elegance and perfect balance. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks, with the wine then matured in...