UMCOMING: Wine Tasting on the 5th November with our Spanish course
On Tuesday 5th November, we are offering an activity with the Spanish courses in Bilbao: wine tasting. We will start at 7.30pm, and all the students from the spanish courses are invited to participate in this activity.
In addition of learning new spanish words, we are going to try 3 wines. These are unique wines of high expression that are sure to give off good scents and flavours.
Alquez Tinto Sommos (2016):
The Alquez red wine comes from the Calatayud region in Spain. It is a 100% garnacha wine made from vines over 50 years old and grows at above 950 metres of altitude. Therefore, it exhibits an intense, concentrated profile, with a lot of power and, at the same time, it is easy to drink. This red wine has an intense red cherry colour with tones of ruby. It aroma is of good intensity and warmth with sents of ripe fruit, cocoa with mineral notes originating from the slate soils of the "terroirs" where it is grown. On the palate, this wine is tasty, fresh and perfectly balanced. On the nose it is fragrant and complex, giving aromas of berries (strawberries, blackberries and blueberries) along with delicious balsamic notes (liquorice and eucalyptus) and spicy touches. Alquez red wine is well accompanied by red meats, game and stews.
El Negociante Nº1
El Negociante Nº1 is the first of a collection of unique wines,unrepeatable and limited edition. It was developed after a tasting in a winery in La Mancha and the intention of its authors was to create a wine capable of expressing the qualities of the different plots and grapes from which it comes. Each of the grape varieties that it is made up of have been subjected to different agings and the percentages have been adjusted to result in a very expressive and aromatic red wine. Thus, Tempranillo (40%) and Syrah (40%) were aged in barrels of French oak for 10 months, while Grenache (20%) had a year of contact with the same type of wood. El Negociante Nº1 is a wine from the year 2014 Search that stands out on the nose for a good intensity in which the aromas of red fruits in season (strawberries and raspberries), red liquorice, sweet spices and pleasant toasted notes on a background with hints of aromatic herbs. On the palate it is broad, fruity, sweet, fresh, friendly and silky. Its finish is aromatic and lively, with aromas of acidic red fruits and spicy notes and is ideal to accompany strong and tasty dishes such as a Madrid stew, braised lentils, a steak tartare or game dishes. Perfect for wine lovers without complexities, whose main value is in the content, not in the brand, nor the area, nor the variety.
Angove Mc Laren
Wine producing region: Australia
Grapes: Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre
Aromatic at first, with rosemary, sage and toasted garlic flavors that add a tasty touch to the velvety core of the hints of blackberry, cherry and plum. This Grenache ends with a touch of spices and nutmeg.
About the winery:
''Ás a family, and as proud southern Austrailians, we are always thinking of the furture generations, always planning for the long term and looking after the soil that is our past, present and future. This is one of the key reasons why we have been leaders in the adoption of sustainable and organic practices, safeguarding the future of our vines, our land, our wine-producing and our industry in south of Australia. Our belief in the organic management of vineyards resonates as true in that the most naturally healthy soils and vines lead to more tasty and delicious wines."
We hope to see you there on Tuesday 5th November.
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