Friday Wine Pick
I’m still thinking Spain. Bear with me, I’ll get to the several hundred or so other wine regions soon enough.
Six months ago I had the pleasure of starting my day with a visit from the renowned Spanish Importer, Jorge Ordonez. Credited with introducing Spanish wine to the United States the name Ordonez is synonymous with wines of unfaltering quality that, in most cases, will not break the bank. He is determined, focused and unyielding in his dedication to demonstrate the powerful grace that defines the wines of Spain. His intensity was made immediately apparent as I saw the line up of wines he had brought for the morning’s tasting – it ran the length of two tables. Two teeth staining hours and twenty some odd wines later, I had been converted to the Ordonez way.
Central Bottle has several Ordonez selections, however, Volver had made an impression on me months ago and so the wine tops my list of must-have bargains and is my choice for this Friday’s WIne Pick. The 2007 Bodegas Volver is entirely sourced from a 40+-year-old Tempranillo vineyard on a high altitude site in La Mancha – a place famous for its windmills. Its high level of dry extract and intense black fruit rank it among top wines of the region and at less than $20 a bottle it is accessible enough to be your new house wine.
From the home of Manchego this wine was made to gulp down with the hard, sheep’s milk cheese of the same name. I highly recommend picking some up from our charming cheese monger along with a few slices (or pounds) of our recently arrived Serrano Ham – thinly sliced, of course – and have an evening of chivalrist musings in the Quixote style.
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