I try a couple of Vintages products every week.

How do I choose?-Well like everyone else I can be a sucker for a provocative wine label.-I am a minimalist by nature so the look of this bottle reeled me in….A plain white label embossed with one word “WHITE”.

Flipped it around for the back label description and I was hooked-

From Spain near Barcelona this wine is a rare bottling of a single Spanish grape variety Xarello-a grape that is the major player in the blend used to make Spanish sparkling wines (Cava). The other two most common grapes in the blend are Viura and Parellada.

Sort of like the headliner of the show allowing part of his or her backing band to step out of the shadows to riff out a solo. It works!

Grown on sandy soils near the Mediterranean it is fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged on its lees. There are mineral aromas of wet stones and citrus, green apples and herbs.

This wine is the perfect match for Tapas and grilled seafood-firm fleshed fish, lobster, shrimp or octopus.

Xarello Heretat mont rubi

12.5% alcohol

LCBO # 488742