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


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
Viticulture:
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
Rioja
The winery's top wine, made exclusively from old vines.
Website: www.zuazogaston.com
Grapes: 95% Tempranillo & 5% Graciano
Viniculture
: 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
Viniculture
: 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
Viniculture
: 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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