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Staff Pick

Celler del Roure "Cullerot" Blanco - 2017

Item # 35297 750mL
$15.99/ Single Bottle
$191.88 $172.69/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

A blend of white grapes from the Valencia region of Spain. The owner decided to pursue winemaking after discovering buried amphoras (clay wine vessels) on the property. He continues the practice of amphora aging today. The wine spends 6 months in amphora and comes out crisp and clean, pairing well with sashimi, ceviche and salads.

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Staff Pick Notes

Pablo Calatayud has been making wine only since 1995, but his inspiration and methods are centuries old. When he founded his winery near Valencia he discovered a cellar full of 17th century clay amphorae and decided to resurrect this ancient practice of aging. Calatayud's other passion is to use local, native grape varieties as much as possible. For his "Cullerot" (which means tadpole) he blends 30% Verdil, 30% Pedro Ximenez, 30% Chardonnay and 10% Macabeo from vines that range in age from 10 to 70 years old. He presses whole clusters, uses natural yeast, and then ages them in amphorae for 6 months. The wine is a study in contrasts. It's full of rich satiny fruit (ripe round pears and clementines) yet has a cool steely edge. He may use ancient methods but the wine feels so fresh and new.


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