If you follow the shop's social media, it is largely a diary of how crazy I am. My quirkiness fluctuates from subtle to absolutely bonkers, and when I'm in absolutely bonkers mode I am susceptible to a good marketing email. During the most recent episode, I read about this wine - a dry white wine from Priorat, Spain, made from Pedro Ximinez (90%) and Muscat (10%) grapes - and ordered it on the spot. Fast forward a week or so, and the wine turned up, received by semi-sane me. I saw the price and panicked, then went diving through emails to see what I had done, and semi-sane wine nerd me agreed that crazy me had done the right thing by grabbing a dozen. We had to try it - as, we're not going to ask you to consider spending near enough to a hundred clams on a bottle of wine that we wouldn't drink ourselves, the wine nerd curiosity bug had bitten very, very hard aaaaand we also had to make sure James Suckling and Luis Guiterrez were not barking up the wrong tree.
Pale gold, medium-bodied, stacks of citrus, tropical & stonefruits, salinity, spice, and tight, dry, minerally acid - it's the kind of stuff we're going to insist goes on the tables of those of you who like to indulge during December. The acquisition/selection process? Turbulent. The vino? Glorious. Enjoy this with some fresh shellfish, olives, hard cheese, or even some chilled sliced melon, and thank part-time absolutely bonkers Ryan for this ridiculous story and discovery.