Spain Table

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $42.99

Albamar 2020 Rias Baixas Albariño

Xurxo Alba is making a number of expressions of Albariño and other local Galician grapes in Cambados, in the Rías Baixas DOC in Galicia. His farming and winemaking are innovative and experimental, as he pursues organics and biodynamics in this challenging climate, ferments his wines exclusively with native yeasts, and adds little to no sulfur during production. This is an extremely Atlantic-influenced area, and the wines show that influence clearly. The entry level cuvée is made from grapes sourced from multiple sites with mainly sandy soil. The fruit from each parcel is vinified separately (some in stainless steel, some in barrels) gaining structure and complexity of flavor from six months spent on the fine lees. This is a very good, classic expression of Albariño with plenty of saline minerality and joyous notes of stone-fruit and sea air.  -BF

  • white
  • 19 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Alfredo Maestro 2020 Vdt Castilla y Leon El Rey del Glam

El Rey is back! This wine has not graced our shelves in several vintages, but the 2020 was just right, so we couldn't resist. Carbonic maceration of Garnacha, from plots in the Gredos and Ribera del Duero. From the Gredos, the sites are high elevation, providing good lift and acid. A perfect red to welcome Fall. Bold, with medium tannins, and flavors of earth and black fruit.

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Ameztoi 2020 Getariako Txakolina

The classic Txakoli! With intensely focused lime peel, green apple and wet stone notes, this has a vivacious texture from residual CO2 and lively acidity, finishing incredibly saline and persistent. This is a ridiculously refreshing white from the land of all things Basque.

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic

Artomana Txakolina 2020 Txakolina 'Xarmant' 250ml Can

Beach buddy, subway sipper... this little can of refreshing Txakoli has many nicknames already and it's only been on the shelf for a week! The can is one third of a bottle of wine, and delivers crisp, zippy Txakoli from the Basque country in Spain, in a perfectly sized vessel.   -EL

  • white
  • 61 in stock
  • $7.99

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $30.99

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $30.99

  • white
  • 23 in stock
  • $19.99

  • white sparkling
  • 9 in stock
  • $21.99

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $19.99

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $22.99

Barrialto (Rafael Rodriguez Jimenez) 2019 Andalucia 'Aranza' Palomino

Unfortified Palomino from a  organically farmed single parcel in the famous Balbaino pago (district). This is everything we love about unfortified Palomino! Subtle oxidative notes, piercing acidity and light texture. Wine geeks rejoice!  -Eben

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic

Bodega Cauzon 2020 Cortes y Graena (Granada) Cauzon

Ramón Saavedra produces this Tempranillo from high altitude (800-1000m) vineyards in the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Granada. Ramon's approach is to emphasize freshness and intensity of fruit character through short maceration times and vinification in stainless steel. Here, the result is a wine with animal, garrigue, and red fruit notes on the nose. The palate is alive and changing: look for black cherry, red raspberry, game, and a pronounced mineral finish. There's body here and some nice, friendly tannins balanced by tense acidity that makes this wine gastronomically very friendly.  -BF

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Bodegas Akutain 2014 Rioja Reserva

I've come to conclude that there's room for all types in the world of Rioja wine, from bright and fresh wines made with stainless steel and carbonic maceration to full-bodied, single vineyard expressions of Tempranillo and Garnacha made in French Oak, with everything imaginable in-between. That is not to say that I don't have my preferences: I have to admit to loving classic, old-fashioned Rioja wines, blended from multipleparcels and made in (mostly) old American oak. These are wines built to last a long time, and the great producers of these wines are typically storied houses dating to the beginning of  the modern period of winemaking in Rioja, with familiar names like Lopez de Heredia, Riojanas, La Rioja Alta or Marques de Murrieta. I'm pleased to be able to say that Jon Peñagarikano Akutain, the second-generation owner of Bodegas Akutain, is making wines that are very much in the same vein and of the same quality as these great estates. Everything at the esate is traditional: hand-harvesting from six hectares of estate vineyards, fermentation with natural yeasts and without temperature control, and aging (with racking) in used American oak barrels. The 2014 Reserva is almost entirely Tempranillo from higher altitude plots in Rioja Alta, aged for two years and ten months in neutral (mainly American) oak barrels. The nose shows classic Rioja character: cherry, dried tobacco, and earth with just a hint of that herbal, dill-like note that signals the use of American oak barrels. The palate is deep and full-bodied, youthful but balanced, with structuring tannins and nice acidity. This offers tons of pleasure right now, but the 2014 Reserva could certainly be held for the next 10 to 15 years. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic

Bodegas Akutain 2015 Rioja Crianza

Akutain is an estate that we have fallen in love with here at Chambers Street. The Riserva and Gran Riserva were revelations for us, and this Crianza is the perfect prelude, truly resembling a Riserva in style. Mostly Tempranillo with some Garnacha, indigenous yeast fermentation, and aging for 1 year and 9 months in old oak and 1 year in bottle.  Leathery tannins, elegant, earthy tones, all around a total winner, and sure to be your new favorite Rioja, especially at this price point. -EL

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $79.99

Bohigas 2020 Catalunya Xarel-lo

The Bohigas family are long-time farmers and winemakers in Catalunya, farming organically and producing sparkling and still wines from the local grape varieties . This still white wine is a great, affordable introduction to one of the most interesting white varieties in Spain: Xarel-lo. Xarel-lo is the most important white grape in the production of Cava and other sparkling wines in Catalunya, and a great grape variety for producing crisp and mineral still wines. The grapes for this wine were harvested by hand and fermented in stainless steel before bottling: it is bright, crisp and mineral with notes of salty stone and citrus. A new daily drinker, perfect for  lighter food or just drinking on its own.

  • white
  • 20 in stock
  • $11.99

  • Organic

Borja Perez Viticultores 2018 Tenerife Artifice Blanco

100% Listán Blanco from multiple parcels in Ycoden Daute Isora (northern Tenerife). Fermented separately, the wine is then aged for 8 months - a portion of the wine in concrete tanks on the lees and the other in 500 liter barrels - before being blended and bottled with minimal addition of sulfur. This iteration of the Artifice Blanco sees some skin contact, which adds subtle structure. Tropical aromatics blend with golden fruit and a touch of nuttiness. These wines just get better and better every year: Borja Perez is definitely one of the most skilled winemakers in the Canary Islands! Eben Lillie and Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $29.99

Can Majoral 2018 Pla i Llevant - Mallorca Butibalausi Negre

Can Majoral was the first certified organic estate in Mallorca, and they are among a small group of winemakers who are passionate about preserving local varieties. This medium-full bodied red is primarily made from the Callet grape, which is indigenous to Mallorca (it's possibly a cross between two other indigenous grapes, but the DNA is unique). The rest of the wine is filled out with Syrah, Tempranillo and Montanegro. Though I usually prefer fresh light bodied reds, there are times when the mood calls for something a bit more supple and generous, with black fruit and richness. Butibalausi delivers just that, and with so much elegance and finesse! The tannins are very integrated and subtle, making this a very easy wine to drink, even though it is ripe and full bodied.  Black berries, leather, soil... highly recommended!  -EL

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white sparkling
  • 20 in stock
  • no discount
  • $19.99

Can Sumoi (Escala / Raventos) 2020 Sant Sadurni d'Anoia Xarel-lo

A collaboration between our dear friend Pepe Raventos and a fellow winemaker from Sant Sadurni D'Anoia, in Catalunya, Francesc Escala. Can Sumoi is an old farm dating back to 1645, at 600m altitude. This is textbook Xarel-lo, with fresh wet stones and nice lift and acidity.

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • no discount
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Cantalapiedra Victicultores 2020 Castilla Y Leon Lirondo Clarete

Lirondo 'Clarete' is a savory, dry rosé from the Cantalapiedra family. A blend of 70% Verdejo and 30% Tinto de Toro (Tempranillo), this is flavorful and medium bodied, with subtle strawberry aromas, and nice acidity. Aged in stainless steel, with no SO2 added.

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Casa Aurora (Germán Blanco) 2018 Albares Vino de Parcela La Vendañona

La Vendañona comes from a single, formerly abandoned high altitude plot of 100 to 110 year-old Mencía on iron-rich clay soils. There is a touch of delicate oak spice here, which complements the dark, savory, character of this expression of Mencía very well. The texture is silky and dense, but medium-bodied, with integrated, dusty tannins that frame the notes of game, blackberry, and plum nicely. I think that this would be a good candidate for medium-term aging, but it's so appealing and gastronomic now it may be very hard to wait! Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $38.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Casa Aurora (Germán Blanco) 2018 Albares Vino de Parcela Valle del Rio

Germán Blanco spent three years restoring this .5 hectare site, planted mainly to 40-100 year-old Garnacha Tintorera and Palomino (with small amounts of Mencia, Garnacha, and Godello) on iron-rich red clay and stony soils situated at 820 meters on a south-facing slope rising above the valley floor. Valle del Rio 2014 is a luxurious single vineyard expression calling forth the image of fresh mountain herbs growing in a thick patch of ripe blackberries.

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Casa Aurora (Germán Blanco) 2019 Bierzo Alto Clos Pepin

A blend of Garnacha Tintorera, Palomino, Trousseau, Garnacha, and Mencia, from vineyards that range from 800-1000 meters in altitude. Grapes are de-stemmed and fermentation and aging is in a combination of tanks, amphorae, and cement eggs. A lovely, light bodied red, with subtle tannic structure, and bright red floral aromatics.

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Castellroig NV Penedès Corpinnat Brut Reserva

Castellroig is one of the finest values in sparkling wine and a great example of the wines of Corpinnat: it is farmed organically, harvested by hand, aged at least 18 months on the lees, and fermented with native yeasts. Marcel Sabate and his team have a remarkable understanding of their vineyards and have mapped out every minute shift in terroir on their estate; this fanatical approach to quality shows in the bottle. The focus of this cuvée is Xarel-lo, a favorite among the grapes of the Penedès for its refreshing mineral qualities and notes of mountain herbs. A light-on-its-feet bubbly for everyday occasions. Ariana Rolich

  • white sparkling
  • 92 in stock
  • no discount
  • $15.99

  • Organic

Castellroig NV Penedes Corpinnat Brut Rosat

A treat for lovers of Castellroig, the Rosat is a refreshing rosè sparkling wine made from organically farmed Garnacha and Trepat grapes, fermented with native yeasts, and aged a minimum of 18 months on the lees before disgorgement. A lovely, rosy watermelon hue, dry and frothy, with deep and delicious flavors of raspberry, cranberry, orange rind, sea salt, and Mediterranean herbs. This rosat is always cold in our fridge at home, ready for smoked salmon brunch, a sardine snack, and fish from the grill. Ariana Rolich

  • rosé sparkling
  • 28 in stock
  • no discount
  • $19.99

  • Organic

Cati Ribot / Ve D'Avior 2019 Mallorca Son Llebre Negre

A native of Mallorca, Cati Ribot inherited a plot of old vines and has begun to produce wines from local indigenous grapes on the island. This is majority Callet, with Escursac, Callet Negrello. The evidence of the volcanic soils is clear here, with lovely smoky notes and great mineral length. Several of our favorite winemakers from Spain, among them Oriol Artigas, have helped Cati with her project, advising with vinification, as she was intent on making natural wines with minimal or no added sulfur. We have been thoroughly impressed with her first vintage that reached the US, and are looking forward to many more to come! -EL

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Celler del Roure 2019 Valencia Cullerot Blanco

Celler del Roure is making very interesting wines  with local grape varieties in the Valencia area. Many of these old, indigenous varieties are largely forgotten and Cullerot highlights three of them (Verdil, Tortosina, and Merseguera) together with Pedro Ximénez, Macabeo, Malvasía,  and others. In addition to their focus on indigenous grape varieties, Celler del Roure is employing traditional vinifications methods: hand harvesting, fermenting with native yeasts in stone lagars, and aging in very old clay amphorae. Cullerot has a bit of skin contact, and is medium bodied with notes of stone fruit, tropical notes, apple skin, and clay-y minerality.  - Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Celler del Roure 2019 Valencia Safra Tinto

Medium bodied, graceful blend of a local grape called Mandó and Garnacha Tintorera. Earthy flavors and nice acidity. A warming red wine for the Fall.  -EL

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Celler Tuets 2019 Penedes Pantxu (Ull de Llebre)

Ull de llebre (Tempranillo), with 10 days maceration. Tuets is part of a small crew of exciting winemakers in Catalunya, good friends of Oriol Artigas and many of the usual suspects of the natural wine scene in and around Barcelona. This is the juiciest Tempranillo we have at Chambers, but by no means a simple wine. Nice mineral structure in the mid-palate, and clearly a great wine for pork, as the label suggests.   -Eben

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

César Márquez Peréz 2019 Bierzo 'La Salvacion' Godello

This is all Godello, coplanted amongst Mencia vines that Cesár harvests. He walks through the vineyard and ties ribbons to the vines he wants to harvest, and these are left on the vine, instead of being picked early. The benefit here is having fruit with full ripeness. Fermentation is in old oak, with one barrel that he does not top off, developing a thin layer of Flor. A savory and dense expression with a touch of an oxidative note on the nose.   -EL

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic

César Márquez Peréz 2019 Bierzo 'Parajes'

César Márquez Peréz is the nephew of Bierzo legend, Raul Perez. Parajes is a blend from single parcels of the "regional" level, from vineyards that are over 100 years old. 80% Mencia 10% Garnacha Tintorera, and 10% white grapes that are co-planted in the parcels with the red varieties. Wines are co-fermented by parcel and then blended. This is elegant and bright, with light-medium body, Very balanced, with subtle notes of herbs and roasted meat.   -EL

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $179.99

Daterra Viticultores (Laura Lorenzo) 2019 Vino Tinto (Ribeira Sacra) Portela do Vento Tinto

The wild child is back! All Mencia, from a South facing parcel of 50 year old vines on granitic sandy soil, at 400m elevation, in the valley of the Sil river. Fruit is de-stemmed, and fermentation is in 4000L foudres, with aging in the same foudres for 11 months. Total SO2 15mg/l. Upon opening, there are aromas of olives and black cherries, soil and savory. A bit volatile, but truly in the best way. When winemakers describe how volatile acidity can lift the aromas and increase the enjoyment of a wine, this is exactly what they're talking about. The wine stands out with a type of animal aroma that is hard to describe, but is clearly a transmission of the grape and the rugged countryside of Ribeira Sacra. On the finish, bright red fruits, mineral structure, and fine tannin.

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $30.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Envinate 2019 Tenerife Palo Blanco

100% Listán Blanco from centenarian vines in the black volcanic soil of the Palo Blanco vineyard, in the Valle de la Orotava of northern Tenerife. This area is humid despite the substantial elevation (600m above sea level), and the vines are trained in the braided Cordon Trenzado method to promote airflow. All grapes are hand harvested and fermented with indigenous yeasts in concrete before aging in a mix of foudre and used barrels for 10 months. Bottled without fining or filtering, and with only a touch of sulfur. This year's expression of Palo Blanco is concentrated and extremely savory, with notes of sea salt, stone, and volcanic spice. Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $54.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Envinate 2020 Almansa Garnacha Tintorera Albahra

Albahra is Envinate's Mediterranean wine, from vines of Garnacha Tintorera and Moravia-Agria planted in clay-limestone soils near Albacete in Castilla-La Mancha. The Garnacha Tintorera and the Moravia-Agria are vinified separately: the Garnacha with some stems in cement vats, and the Moravia fully destemmed in used barrels. After about 8 months they are blended together and bottled without fining or filtering and with only a small amount of SO2 added. The 2020 has beautiful mineral brightness, and lots of red fruit and spice. It will only improve, but what a pleasure right now! Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $63.99

Envinate 2020 Tenerife Benje Blanco

Listán Blanco from high elevation (1000-1200m) vineyards on the sunny, dry and continental north-west side of Mount Teide, near the town of Santiago del Teide. The vineyard was planted 70-100 years ago, and the soils are sandy and volcanic. All grapes are harvested by hand and a small subset macerate on the skins for about seven days. The grapes are fermented with native yeasts, mostly in concrete, with a small percentage of used French oak, some of the wine ages under flor for several months. 2020 was the earliest harvest ever for this wine, due to heat in the area, but depth is here, without any sense of under-ripeness. A great success, given the challenges of the vintage!  -EL

  • white
  • 23 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 2 in stock
  • $79.99

Envinate 2020 Tenerife Benje Tinto

Benje Tinto is 96% Listán Prieto, with Listan Blanco and Tintilla, from vineyards at around 1000-1200m near Santiago del Teide on Tenerife. This vineyard has sandy volcanic soils, and the vines are 70-100 years old. Climactically, this region is dry, windy, and continental in character, shielded from Atlantic influence by Mount Teide and elevation. The grapes are harvested by hand and fermented with indigenous yeasts with a maceration period of 10 days and punch-downs daily before aging for eight months in concrete and used French barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered with a touch of sulfur. The 2020 is a touch reductive on the nose on opening, but with a few minutes in the glass it really sings! 

  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $79.99

Fedellos do Couto 2018 Ribeira Sacra Conasbrancas

 "Conas brancas?" means "what to do about the whites?," referring to old vines of white grapes that were planted among the Mencia and Merenzao vines in the vineyards worked by Fedellos do Couto. For many years these grapes were too abundant to blend into the red wines, but not vigorous enough to bottle on their own. Eventually, this bottling became the answer: a field blend of Godello, Dona Blanca, Albariño, Treixadura, Lado, and Torrontes that reflects the terroir and the local white varieties of Ribeira Sacra. About 75% of the grapes are fermented whole cluster, then macerated on their skins for 40 days, while the Godello is pressed into old barrels. Finally, these are blended to produce a vibrant medium-bodied wine  with notes of beeswax and pear but also salinity and bright acidity. This would be well-suited to the table at Thanksgiving, a friendly, medium-bodied white wine to pair with roast potatoes, stuffing, or mushrooms.  -BF

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic

Finca Torremilanos 2019 Ribera del Duero Montecastrillo Tinto

This 100% Tempranillo wine from Ribera del Duero is a fantastic value from  Demeter certified Biodynamic vineyards.  Coming from vines aged between 10- and 20-years-old, the wine is aged 80% in stainless steel and 20% in oak. This is a classic, fuller-bodied expression of warm climate Tempranillo: dark fruit, earth, a bit of leather and medium tannins are in balance with freshness and some herbal character. A great wine for a party of with steak or lamb.

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $12.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Goyo Garcia Viadero 2018 Ribera del Duero Finca Los Quemados

From Ribera del Duero, this is Tempranillo, situated on clay and red sandy soils with river stones, with Northeast exposure. 2018 was rainy, but luckily there were still periods of warmth that gave ideal ripeness to the grapes. An impressive, big, dark, full-bodied red, appropriate for a roast or any form of feast. Aged for 1 year in small, used French oak. Not to be missed for fans of full bodied and dark, silky reds.   -EL

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $36.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Goyo Garcia Viadero 2019 Ribera del Duero Joven de Viñas Viejas

 Goyo Garcia Viadero produces small amounts of elegant, minimal intervention Ribera del Duero from high elevation plots planted with old vines of Tinto Fino (Tempranillo). The Joven is a great introduction to Goyo Garcia's unique style. From a single vineyard of 35 year-old vines at about 860 meters of elevation, the grapes for the Joven are hand-harvested, destemmed, and then fermented with indigenous yeasts in steel tank. There is no fining or filtration before bottling, and no added SO2. For a Joven wine, this is strikingly serious and thoughtful without being heavy or extracted. Compared to the 2018, the 2019 bottling shows a bit fresher and brighter, with maybe slightly less tannin and slightly red-er fruit. But it is similarly versatile at the dinner table, and shows classic Tempranillo character with plenty of mineral notes and delicate structure. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Goyo Garcia Viadero 2020 Ribera del Duero Clarete

From Ribera, this is an outstanding 'Clarete,' pressed from lagars into barrel, in an overnight pressing. It's an old fashioned style, and yields lovely bite, grip and freshness to the dark, earthy fruit profile of Tempranillo. This is not a mix of white and red grapes, like many Claretes are, but apparently the definition of a Clarete isn't fixed from region to region in Spain (or elsewhere in the world). This one is all Tempranillo from the Quemados vineyard, but a acid driven little cousin to the fully macerated red that Viadeo also produces.  -EL

  • red
  • 25 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Ignios Orígenes 2018 Tenerife Ycoden Daute Isora Marmajuelo

Made from 100% Marmajuelo (one of only two grapes that cannot be traced to any varieties outside of the Canaries), this is a deeply intriguing Canary white that should not be missed! It's refreshing and balanced, with lovely melon and white stone fruit on the palate, subtle oxidative notes, and a predictably mineral finish (we are talking Volcanic soils here!).

  • white
  • 10 in stock
  • $44.99

Ignios Orígenes 2018 Tenerife Ycoden Daute Isora Vijariego Negro

This special red comes from a revived vineyard at 780m altitude in the shadow of Mount Teide  on Tenerife, planted to the distinctive local Canary Island variety Vijariego Negro (better known to Spanish wine lovers as Sumoll). Vineyards were planted in 2006, and grapes are destemmed, with wine being aged 13 months in used barrels. Truly a treat on the nose and the palate, with notes of spicy red and black berries, savory herbs, "Tenerife funk," and a dense underpinning of mineral-infused volcanic earth. A really elegant, albeit young, wine. Should age beautifully, given its tannic structure and mineral depth. Years ago, Borja told our colleague Ariana Rolich that this vineyard would soon produce his top wine. Though the Baboso is a pretty unforgettable red, this bottling of Vijariego is beginning to prove his words true!   -EL

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $62.99

Joan D'Anguera 2018 Montsant La Planella

The D'Anguera has been making wine since the early 1800s, in the village of Darmós, in the Montsant DO. They are credited with introducting Syrah to Montsant in the 1980s, and are certified Organic and Bio-dynamic (Demeter). After an experience tasting at Rayas in the Rhone Valley, Joan set out to emulate the style and produce elegant reds with balance and no new oak. They use barrels that are on average 10-12 years old, do not irrigate, and truly have developed a beautiful style with their Montsant wines. Well worth a try!  -EL

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

La Perdida (Nacho Gonzalez) 2019 Ribeira Sacra A Seara

A Seara is this year's new wine from Nacho Gonzalez, the first (as far as I'm aware) from outside Valdeorras. A Seara hails from  a coplanted plot of red and white grapes in the Val do Bibei, in Ribeira Sacra. Although the vinification is basically identical to Nacho Gonzalez's other wines (100% destemmed, fermentation in stainless steel, aging in tinaja) the change in terroir is fascinatingly clear. The nose is spicy, with black pepper, mint, and smoke balanced by ripe cherries, raspberries, and red plum skin. The palate echoes, with ripe red fruits and a long, smooth, cooling granitic minerality. Compared to the other 2019 wines from La Perdida, there's less salt here and more spicy, smoky character, and the palte is long, sapid, and integrated. With a few months of rest, I think this will grow to be an exceedingly elegant natural wine. 

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

La Perdida (Nacho Gonzalez) 2019 Valdeorras A Chaira

A Chaira is entirely Doña Blanca from the old O Chao vineyard that Nacho Gonzalez has been working since 2013. The vines are old and low-yielding, planted on steep slopes. The Doña Blanca grapes for A Chaira are harvested separately, ferment with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks, then age in tinaja, the traditional local amphora. This year's A Chaira has a deeply mineral cast. The nose shows granitic spice and citrus fruits, while the palate has abundant bright mineral texture and notes of lime, apple, mountain herbs, and salt. This is probably the leanest and brightest of the white or orange wines from Nacho Gonzalez this year, and may, as a result, need the most time to harmonize and flesh itself out in bottle. I'd like to check on it in 6 months: my guess is that this wine will fill out with some resting time and show more white fruit and spice. 

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

La Perdida (Nacho Gonzalez) 2019 Valdeorras Malas Uvas

Malas Uvas is a blend of 20% Dona Branca and 80% Palomino - the two least appreciated grape varieties in Valdeorras. The grapes come from Nacho Gonzalez's old 'O Chao' vineyard, where they are hand-harvested, fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel, and macerate on their skins for about five days. This is a mountain white wine, showing notes of melon, pear, citrus, and salt on the nose, while the palate leans more toward savory earth, herbs, and salty stone. While somewhat austere and acid-driven at the moment, I am confident that this wine will relax and harmonize over the next few months to yield a bold, structured, alpine white wine. 

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $39.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

La Perdida (Nacho Gonzalez) 2019 Valdeorras O Poulo

O Poulo is the biggest and boldest of Nacho Gonzalez's red wines. 95% Garnacha Tintorera, with 5% Palomino,  this is a dark and brooding natural wine. The grapes come from a small, old vineyard near Larouco, the grapes were destemmed, then cofermented in a single 400L open-top tinaja, before pressing into an old 400L French oak barrel to rest for a year. Production is tiny. In the glass, the wine is nearly ink-black, but the nose shows great promise: smoke, pork fat, blackcurrants and granitic spice. The palate is structured with tannins and acidity wrapped around a cooling, granite minerality. The fruit here is a bit restrained at the moment, but my experience with the wine in other vintages suggests that this will change: 2018 O Poulo opened in November showed macerated blackberries, plum skin, black pepper and salt. I adore this wine, but I'd wait to open it until those very special aromatics start to emerge: probably about 9 months to a year from now. And don't be afraid to decant. 

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

La Senda (Diego Losada) 2020 Bierzo Une Rose de Blancs

This is a peculiar wine that originally happened by accident, but pleased Diego enough that he has now made it intentionally! A blend of Palomino and Dona Blanca from a clay and limestone site, the grapes spend a few days on the skins in a used barrel that was previously used for a red wine. As the wine ages in this barrel, it absorbs some of the pigment, and ends up looking like a Rosé! Hence the name, 'Une Rose de Blancs.' As with his other wines, it's bottled without filtration or any addition of sulfur. There's a hint of wild red berries on the nose, with stone fruits on the palate -EL

  • rosé
  • 2 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

La Senda (Diego Losada) 2020 Bierzo Blanco 'In A Gadda Da Vida'

A blend of Godello, Doña Blanca, Palomino, and Malvasia,  In A Gadda Da Vida is Diego Losada's only white wine. Diego ferments this wine in open top used french oak barrels, and the grapes macerate on their skins for 90 days in Frenh oak and chestnut barrels. Aging is in used French and Slovenian oak barrels. A fascinating white, with fleshy texture from the skin contact, and salty, waxy character. No fining, filtering, or added SO2.

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

La Senda (Diego Losada) 2020 Bierzo Tinto 'Vindemiatrix'

Vindemiatrix is Diego Losada’s most affordable and approachable wine, from 7 plots of mostly Mencia on Bierzo’s valley floor (around 500m above sea level). Soils are mostly clay and limestone, and vinification follows Diego's low-intervention approach: hand-harvesting, fermentation and brief maceration in concrete tanks, and then 7 months of resting in the same vessels, and finally racking into bottles. An incredible value from one of the most exciting winemakers in Bierzo! Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

La Senda (Diego Losada) 2019 Bierzo El Aqueronte

El Aqueronte is  a single vineyard red, mostly Mencía (80%), with 20% Grand Noir, a grape that is most likely a cross between Aramon and Petit Bouschet. This area’s soils are mostly clay, but here, at the top of the hill, there is a substantial portion of limestone mixed in. This is the driest and most remote of the vineyards that Diego Losada works with and one of the oldest, with vines averaging 70-90 years.  As with his other wines, Diego bottles without fining or filtering, and there is no sulfur added to wines. El Aqueronte shows notes of dark berries, anise, fresh earth amid other herbal and spice notes. Recently arrived to the US, we recommend letting the wine rest in bottle and drinking in 2022.

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

La Zafra 2019 Alicante Brisado 'Nu'

The new kid on the block! A skin contact expression from 50-60 year old vines of Messaguera, a local grape from the Alicante region. Maceration is over 4 days, with daily punchdowns, and aging is in stainless steel. Stone fruit and earth on the nose, with nice acidity on the palate, and a touch of texture from the maceration. For a wine with no addition of sulfur, I am thoroughly impressed with how clean and balanced it is. Bravo to Mar and Ignacio. For a relatively young project, there is a lot of promise from this estate. Only 374 bottles produced.  -EL

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $35.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

La Zafra 2019 Alicante Tinto 'Nu'

Of all the fantastic natural wines produced in Spain, Alicante isn't exactly the main player as regions go, but La Zafra is putting Alicante on the map, and crafting fresh, balanced wines from this hot and arid climate. Monastrell is the red grape here, otherwise known as Mourvedre in France. To me, a good Monastrell smells like roasted meat, leather, and hundreds of wild herbs, and this one delivers on every count. Thanks to the Mar and Ignacio's approach - they search for freshness by farming organically and doing short macerations - this is a wine with loads of character ("garrigue" comes to mind), that is a joy to drink at 13% abv. This is truly a red that tastes bigger than it is, and thanks to the lower alcohol, its given us a perfect way to enjoy a "fuller" natural red during these cold months. No sulfur used at any point.  -EL

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

La Zafra 2020 Alicante Rosado 'Nu'

A tasty, fresh Rosado that is perfect with food, especially hearty Fall and Winter feasts. Maceration is for 1 day, and aging is in stainless steel. The big detail is that this is Monastrell from Alicante, so there's color and so much character, especially for a rosé, and thanks to the careful touch of the winemakers Mar and Ignacio, nothing seems over the top. To some degree, this shouldn't even be in the rose category, as it's much more savory and "light red" in style, but why not! No sulfur is used at any point, but I would have never guessed from tasting. Only 598 bottles produced. -EL

  • rosé
  • 9 in stock
  • $31.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • rosé
  • 24 in stock
  • no discount
  • $26.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $89.99

Nanclares 2019 A Senda Vermella Tinto

 A Senda Vermella hails from organically farmed plots of Caino and Mencia in Rias Baixas, around the villages of Cambados,  Vilanova and Barro. On the nose, plenty of crushed black pepper, delicate herbaceous notes, and crushed raspberry and blackberry. The palate is light and fresh, showing more Caino than Mencia: red berries, thyme, black pepper, around a mineral core.   -BF

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $33.99

Nanclares 2020 Rias Baixas Dandelion Albariño

Alberto Nanclares and Sylvia Prieto are making expressive, exciting wines from Albarino and other local grapes in Rias Baixas. This wine is from multiple sites in Cambados on granitic and sandy soils. The vines range in age from 30 to 60 years, a the wine is fermented with indigenous yeasts and raised in small tanks for close to a year. The 2020 is delicious, showing soft, delicate acidity, stones, and dry melon notes. The mid-palate has perfect density, and the wine truly transcends the one-dimensional generalization of Albarinos as crispy and refreshing, as this is almost more akin to a classic Chablis on the palate, especially if served at cellar temperature.  -EL

  • white
  • 42 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic

Oriol Artigas 2018 Alella La Rumbera Blanco

Oriol Artigas organically farms 7.5 hectares of very old vines in Alella, just north of Barcelona. His approach in the vineyard is  low-impact, influenced by biodynamics: he does not do much pruning, encourages the growth of supportive plants among the vines, and follows the lunar calendar. La Rumbera comes from a selection of vineyards of old-vine Pansa Blanca, which are hand-harvested together. The grapes are destemmed, crushed, and allowed to ferment with 20% skin inclusion in stainless steel. There's no use of additives or sulfur in Oriol's small, manually operated cellar. The resulting wines are full of character: influenced by the chalk soils and marine air, and showing a slight skinsy body, there's a tension between textural richness and mineral-driven freshness. The 2018 vintage shows a delicate touch, with the palate and the nose highlighting the salt, sea air, and chalky mineral character of Pansa Blanca, with just a touch of citrus.  Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur

Peciña, Hermanos de 2014 Rioja Crianza

Bodegas Peciña makes Rioja in the most traditional style, blending grapes from multiple sites and multiple varieties before extended aging in American Oak. In this case, the Crianza comes from the El Codo, El Llano” and Finca Iscorta vineyards, from vines of mainly Tempranillo with small plantings of  Garnacha and Graciano interspersed.  The grapes are hand harvested, destemmed, and fermented with native yeasts before aging for two years in used American Oak barrels, then bottled unfined and unfiltered and rested for an additional 18 months before release. This shows all of the most classic Rioja characteristics: red fruit, dill, earth and toasted wood. Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic

Pedralonga 2020 Serea Albariño

The Serea Albariño is made using Pedralonga's younger vines, but there is nothing entry-level about this wine. The grapes are farmed organically and hand-harvested before being fermented and aged in stainless steel. Pair with grilled fish and winter salads.

  • white
  • 27 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Organic

Raventos I Blanc 18 Conca del Riu Anoia de Nit Reserva Rose

Pepe Raventós stepped outside of the Cava appellation in 2012 to create the Conca del Riu Anoia designation. The de Nit rosé was the first Conca wine and continues to sate and impress us with its lively expression of calcareous soils, rich with marine fossils. This is an incredibly versatile sparkler that has crisp, pretty stone fruit and light raspberry fruit with a gorgeous minerality. AR

  • rosé sparkling
  • 35 in stock
  • no discount
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • rosé sparkling
  • 9 in stock
  • $54.99

  • rosé sparkling
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $17.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Sicus 2018 Massis de Bonastre Cartoixa

When I first tasted this Cartoixa (aka Xarel-lo) from Eduard Palomar's Sicus project, I originally figured I could score a few cases of the wine, which really impressed me. I assumed that there wouldn't be much demand for Xarel-lo, as it's generally associated with sparkling wines from Catalunya, and not necessarily known to produce complex still whites, rather crisp and mineral ones. Of course I was totally wrong and we only had a chance to snag one case of this delicious and layered white. Vines here are 70-80 years old, and sit on limestone soils. There is a short period of skin contact, fermentation in anfora, and aging on the lees in stainless steel. The wine has lovely density and fleshiness in the mid-palate, and long mineral finish. From a producer who was born and raised in the Massis de Bonastre, this is a special expression of a unique place. As the case reads on its side: "This box contains a landscape in liquid state."  -EL

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $42.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Venus La Universal 2019 Montsant Dido Blanco

Montsant is better known for its red wines, but this fresh and interesting white from Sara and René of Venus La Universal makes a strong case for the region's whites. Made from 50% Macabeu, 40% Garnatxa Blanca and 10% Cartoixa  aka Xarel-lo from organic vineyards, roughly 20% of the grapes are macerated on the skin for 24 hours (providing a soft, complex textural structure to the finished wine) while the remainder are directly pressed into clay amphorae and large old barrels.  Dido Blanc shows the influence of the poor decomposed granitic soils of Falset. These soils and the warm climate help promote full ripening and exuberant fruitiness, while the granite simultaneously expresses itself in the wine with balancing minerality and acidity. This was outstanding with buttery, garlicky shrimp over rice with lime and cilantro and would be similarly well-suited to other flavorful seafood dishes.    -Ben Fletcher

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $25.99

  • Organic

Venus La Universal 2019 Montsant Dido

Sara Pérez and René Barbier of Venus La Universal are making elegant wines in the Montsant appellation, which surrounds Priorat, where their parents (the founders of Mas Martinet and Clos Mogador) revitalized and popularized the local wines. They source their grapes for Venus La Universal from 4 hectares of organically farmed grapes belonging to other families, and a small parcel of their own. For Dido, the grapes come from plantings on decomposed granite near Falset; these special soils, called sauló contributes to the minerality and the density of the wines. Indeed, Dido is ripe and rich, a full bodied Montsant red that shows the intensity of the local Garnacha and Carignan, with just a touch of spice from a small amount of Syrah.   -Ben Fletcher

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic

Vera de Estenas 2020 Utiel Requena Bobal

This wine, from Vera de Estenas in Utiel-Requena (near Valencia) shows the fresh and joyful side of plummy Bobal at a great price. There's plenty of density to the palate, and the fruit is ripe and juicy , but there's a backbone of minerality and delicate tannins that invite another sip. Perhaps it is the clay-limestone soils, or the old vines (ranging from 50-100 years), or even the cooling Mediterranean winds that lend this balance...

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $12.99

  • Organic

Viña Zorzal 2019 Navarra Graciano

Zorzal takes the Graciano grape to new heights with this inexpensive but outrageously delicious 35-year-old, organically-farmed vines in Spain's Navarra region (Rioja's overlooked neighbor). This is a generous, crowd-pleasing, and thirst-quenching red on the fuller side of medium-bodied. It is pretty and perfumed, with flavors of juicy purple plum, ripe red raspberry, and dark cherry, violet flowers, soft funky earth, spearmint leaf, cinnamon spice, smooth tannins, rich texture, and just enough acidity. Unfined, unfiltered, and fermented with native yeasts.

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $14.99

  • Organic

Vinas Viejas de Pegaso 2019 Sierra de Gredos Zeta

The Pegaso 'Zeta,' from 60+ year-old organically-farmed vines near Cebreros, is an elegant, fresh style of Garnacha from slate soils. The nose is exuberant, with raspberry and blackberry notes alongside slate-y earth and spice, which continue on the long, delicately structured palate. 

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $22.99

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $24.99