December 2011 Selection

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December 2011 Selection

Lecea Reserva 2006 (2 bottles)
Estones 2009 (2 bottles)
Berdié Gran Rupestre Brut Nature 2006 (2 bottles)

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Lecea Reserva 2006 (2 bottles)

Red Reserva. Bodegas Lecea Rioja, Spain Tempranillo

Bottle: 9.83 € club members / 10.20 € non-members


Bodegas Lecea is located in the town of San Asensio, in the heart of the Rioja Alta, between Cenicero and Haro. Many generations of wine-making tradition illustrate the Lecea spirit. The traditional natural stone cellar caves (calados) dating back 500 years are still to be found here, with labyrinths of passages and chambers where the wine is vinified and stored at an ideal temperature and humidity level.

Luis Alberto makes whites using Viura and Chardonnay fermented in barrel, claretes, young reds, carbonic maceration reds, a Crianza, a Reserva and a Gran Reserva. And the pure spirit of his Lecea Reserva shines through, a wine that has retained its essence after the passage of countless years. The ruby and brick-red hues of those Rioja wines before modern times express themselves freely in this wine, without fearing any competition from the new generation with their Picota cherry colour and violet hues. The years don’t really pass at Lecea! It’s a matter of tradition, classicism and an enthusiasm for upholding inherited ancestral ways.

Leather, plums, good brettanomyces, and the smells of wood and old cellars are some of the aromatic features of this exquisite Reserva, an impressive nose which reproduces to perfection those Riojas of old. On the palate, the only point to make is that it is pure and delicate ecstasy, with some stout yet well-melded tannins, all underpinned by good and not in the least bothersome acidity.

The Lecea Reserva, a wine with a captivating spirit.

  • Alcohol content: 13,0%
  • Optimum serving temperature: 18ºC
  • Drink now or keep until 2020.

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Estones 2009 (2 bottles)

Red Crianza. Estones Vins Montsant, Spain Grenache, Carignan

Bottle: 15.80 € club members / 16.60 € non-members


Mas Sersal is a project that started out with no great ambitions nor a firm set of objectives in mind, and perhaps this has been the reason for its unexpected success. It began as ‘a bit of enjoyment’ for two friends who shared the same ideas when it came to understanding wine. They have succeeded in producing a truly delicious wine, elegant and delightful, with a very pleasant nose and good tannin structure, a "Montsant, with Priorat at heart".

NOTE: Decanting recommended about 30-45 minutes before serving.

  • Alcohol content: 14,0%
  • Optimum serving temperature: 16ºC
  • Drink now or keep until 2014.

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Berdié Gran Rupestre Brut Nature 2006 (2 bottles)

Gran Reserva sparkling. Berdié Romagosa Cava, Spain Macabeo, Xarel·lo, Parellada

Bottle: 12.55 € club members / 14.25 € non-members

  • Alcohol content: 11,5%
  • Optimum serving temperature: 8ºC
  • Drink now or keep until 2013.

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