KLET BRDA “PENECA REBULA” SPARKLING RIBOLLA GIALLA, PRIMORSKA, SLOVENIA
The Brda in Slovenia is considered the birthplace of the unique rebula/ribolla varietal. Like Italy below it, Slovenia’s vineyards are very fragmented in regards ownership, with thousands of families tending vines as part of a polyculture. The Klet Brda is a large but high quality minded cooperative that engages directly with growers in all aspects of cultivation. The modern cellars were designed to receive fruit of many varieties and sources locally, and ferment and age them to retain the individual qualities of their origin.
“Peneca Rebula” is restrained at the onset, then shows green apple and citrus notes with it’s delightfully ticklish bubbles. This lively, fresh wine is a perfect aperitif or cocktail hour wine!
CERRO CHAPEU CHARDONNAY RESERVA, URUGUAY, 2020
normally $18.99 now only $15.19* in our CHILE section (in-store sale only)
Their gewürztraminer is clean and delicate on the nose, with white flowers, orange zest, and lychee, and a touch of white pepper and ginger. This off-dry wine is balanced with lively acidity and beautiful flavors of honeysuckle, orange blossom, cardamom, and lychee with a mouth-coating long finish. It pairs well with Middle Eastern, Moroccan, Thai, and Asian cuisines, as well as with spicy and aromatic ingredients like pepper, ginger, curry, sesame, and soy, as well as with spicy BBQ and wings.
Winery L. A. Cetto began in 1928, when Angelo Cetto, an Italian immigrant (and owner of a wine bar in Tijuana) began making wine from grapes grown by Russian immigrants in Mexico. In 1951, Angelo’s son, Luis Agustín Cetto, joined the leadership of the winery — and began planting native Italian grapes in the vineyard lands that had been acquired by his father. Italian engineer (and winemaker), Camillo Magoni, joined the winery team in 1965. Shortly thereafter, the Cetto family began planting international varietals along with the Italian varietals already growing in their expanding vineyard properties. In 1981, Luis Alberto Cetto became the third generation of the Cetto family to lead this exciting winery.
L. A. Cetto Zinfandel is an intense, but well balanced wine with aromas of raspberry, blackberry, and black current.