Dear Friends and Wine Lovers,
In just 20 years, Priorat has transformed itself from an obscure and forgotten Spanish wine region to the most expensive in Spain.
It took the vision of a few wine pioneers, some very old vines and the unique slate soil known as llicorella to fashion the newest superstar from Spain.
Valued for it balanced power and ability to age, Priorat has also developed a reputation for a new world fruity sheen due to the
blend of international grape varieties that ripen easily in the hot Mediterranean sun. What really sets the wine apart though, is the distinct mineral character derived
from the roots digging deep into the rocky soil of the steep hillside vineyards.
Unfortunately all the elements that create Priorat's unique character (poor soil, hillside vineyards and old vines) mean limited
production, and limited production means high prices... so we have chosen the second wines of two of the top producers, Alvaro Palacios (the original Priorat
winemaker) and Mas Doix (one of the original Priorat farming familes) to allow you the opportunity to sample the unique flavors of Priorat.
Alvaro Palacios "Les Terrasses" 2004
Carignan, Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.
Mas Doix "Salanques" 2004
Garnacha, Carignan, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.
Here’s the deal...
The shelf price for both wines is $80.98
Our Internet Two Pack Sale Price is 15% off - $68.83
This sale ends on Sunday February 5th. Please order
on-line or by e-mailing us at
Alternatively, if you would prefer to speak with a human, call us on 212-924-6999
FREE UPCOMING IN-STORE TASTINGS
Old World vs. New World Spanish Wine
Friday February 2nd from 5:30-8:00pm
This Friday we will be holding a shoot out between the very traditional Spanish producer Lopez Heredia established in 1877, and Artadi, the modern winery named by
Wine & Spirits Magazine in 2003 as one of their "Top 100 Wineries of the Year." Stop by to experience the great variety of winemaking in Spain
Here’s what we’ll be tasting...
Lopez Heredia "Vina Tondonia" Blanco 1989
Lopez Heredia "Vina Bosconia" Reserva 1999
Artadi "Vinas de Gain" 2003
A Tour of Spain
Saturday February 3rd from 3-6pm
We welcome back Chris Campbell, the former sommelier at Casa Mono, who will be in our store on Saturday to pour his favorite wines from Spain.
Expect great values and interesting grape varieties from some of the top spanish names.
We hope to see you here...
Jean-Luc Le Dû.