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Bodegas Zuazo Gaston "chuletillas" the local tradition with Tempranillo -- Rioja


Isidro Milagro
Since 2001 this family winery has been producing top quality wines. Located in the southeast part of Rioja, the vines from their 75 hectare estate average 20-50 years old.

5 Oros Seleccionada Rioja
Website: www.bodegasisidromilagro.com
Grapes: 100% Garnacha
Alcohol: 14% vol.
Appearance: Violet-red
Nose: Cedar, ripe blackberry.
Palate: Bold, dark cherry flavors with spicy tannins and hints of chocolate.

5 Oros Seleccionada Rioja - Info Sheet
5 Oros Seleccionada Rioja - Shelf Talker

Zuazo Gaston

The vineyards of Zuazo Gaston are located on 52 hectares in the Oyón region within the DOC Rioja.

Zuazo Gaston Rioja Reserva 
Website: www.zuazogaston.com
Viniculture: Aged for 20 months new French & American oak
Alcohol: 13% vol.
Appearance: Vibrant ruby color
Nose: Rich & spicy aromas.
Palate: Silky mouth feel with notes of dark fruits & spice that lasts through the lingering finish.  Pairs well with roasts, games, red meats & hard cheeses.

Zuazo Gaston Rioja Reserva - Info Sheet
Zuazo Gaston Rioja Reserva - Shelf Talker

Zuazo Gaston Finca Costanillas
The winery's top wine, made exclusively from old vines.
Website: www.zuazogaston.com
Grapes: 95% Tempranillo & 5% Graciano
: Aged for 9 months in French oak.
Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
Appearance: Vibrant ruby color
Nose: Powerful aromas of fruit & wood.
Palate: Complex & balanced to the test. Fresh acidity & agreeable tannins.
Pairing: Game meats, roasts, stews & cheeses.

Zuazo Gaston Finca Costanillas Rioja - Info Sheet
Zuazo Gaston Finca Costanillas Rioja - Shelf Talker

This modern Rioja winery is built alongside the ancient pilgrims route to Santiago. The 100 year-old vines are located in the high areas of Rioja that are influenced by an Atlantic Climate, protecting them from extreme weather conditions. 
Bodegas Alvia Mileto Joven
Website: www.bodegasalvia.com
Grapes: 100% Tempranillo
: Stainless steel tanks.
Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
Appearance: Intense blackcurrant color. 
Nose: Aromas of red fruits, strawberries, raspberries and licorice.
Palate: Medium bodied on the palate with a nice mouth-feel, good tannins and full variety expression.
Pairing: Smoky cheeses, strong seafood dishes and barbecue grilled meats.

Bodegas Alvia Mileto Joven - Info Sheet

Bodegas Alvia Mieto Joven - Shelf Talker
 Bodegas Alvia Mileto Crianza
Website: www.bodegasalvia.com
Grapes: Tempranillo, Mazuelo, Garnacha
: Aged 12 months in American and French oak barrels.
Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
Appearance: Dark cherry color. 
Nose: Good fruity intensity with nuances of cherry, strawberries, licorice and woody notes perfectly integrated in the wine.
Palate: Good entrance in the mouth; structured wine with balanced acidity and a long finish. 
Pairing: Spicy fish dishes, game hen, braised beef and lamb. 

Bodegas Alvia Mileto Crianza - Info Sheet

Bodegas Alvia Mieto Crianza - Shelf Talker

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Weingut Castelfeder -- Alto Adige

From the photo, you might think this wine region is in southern Germany or maybe Austria, but it's actually northern-most Italy in the area formerly known as Südtirol (a part of Austria until WWI), now known as Alto Adige. Bi-lingual and bi-cultural, it's Italy with a strong Austrian influence. On her first visit to Seattle, Ines Giovanett (daughter of Günther Giovanett, owner of the Castelfeder Winery) laughingly said: "I wear a dirndl! I eat knödel!" More on Ines & her family's winery>

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