Three to Try: Our Top Picks from Vinostito’s Portfolio Tasting
Last Monday, 6th of March, we had the opportunity to attend the portfolio tasting of Vinostito, a company specialised in bringing interesting European wines into Ireland, known for it’s carefully curated selection of Spanish wines, as well as French, Italian, Portuguese and Austrian bottles.
With a focus on independent wineries and several organic, biodynamic and sustainably produced wines, Vinostito‘s event, held at Dublin 2’s Drury Building, wasn’t short of bottles we’ll be drinking through the year!
Chateau Saransot-Dupre Listrac-Médoc 2012
€23.50 – Available at 64Wine
An harmonious combination of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Lean and perfumed, blackberries, plums and a touch of sweet spice travel on bold tannins that linger and make you long for more.
Rich and balanced, it’s not just pleasant on the nose and the plate, it’s a very reasonable price for its quality.
Rafael Palacios As Sortes 2015
€46 – Available at Clontarf Wines, Baggot Street Wines, La Touche Wines
From the Spanish DO Valdeorras, this intense, biodynamic white wine gives a different face to the usually uncomplicated Godello.
Structure, complex and with a powerful combination of minerality and ripe citrus aromas and flavours, it manages to elevate the variety while retaining its characteristic freshness.
Umathum Rosa 2015
€19.50 – Available at Green Man Wines
Fuschia gleams introduce this uncommon rosé made with a blend of Austrian varieties (Zweigelt, Saint Laurent and Blaufrankischt).
Moderate in acidity and generous in aromas and flavours, specially of raspberries and cherry blossom. It is the type of bottle you can enjoy year round, but which will really come to life chilled on a summer day.
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Gabriela’s passion for writing is only matched by her love for food and wine. Journalist, confectioner and sommelier, she fell in love with Ireland years ago and moved from Venezuela to Dublin in 2014.
Since then, she has written about and worked in the local food scene, and she’s determined to discover and share the different traditions, flavours and places that have led Irish food and drink to fascinate her.