Monthly Wine Club, Organic (3 bottles) | Abel & Cole

Monthly Wine Club, Organic (3 bottles)

£30.00
(£10.00 per 75cl)
Organic Vegan

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With our winter coats firmly zipped up tight, we delve into some seasonal comforts to warm the cockles. Think rich, spicy reds and a creamy white from the land that boasts over 500 grape varieties, and has provided a lifetime of inspiration for Picasso.

Spain’s growth in the global wine industry has been meteoric in the past few decades. It’s now the largest wine exporter in the world and has more space under vine than any other country. And then there’s the quality of it all. Spain now boasts the highest percentage of organic vineyards in Europe, representing an impressive 27% of the continent’s total vineyards under organic management. It’s also seeing an average 200% year-on-year increase in land dedicated to organic agriculture. Spain also has relatively low yields compared to other countries such as France or Italy. This can be attributed to not only the wealth of older vines that produce less volume of higher quality fruit, but also careful selection of fruit picked, vinifying only the best grapes for the bottle.

The greatest challenge that Spain will face is the survival and success of its native varieties in the face of the continual threat of monoculture, in which an increasingly small selection of varieties are planted and vinified. This reduces not only agricultural diversity but also disease prevention in vines. However, with the current resurgence in popularity of artisanal products and provenance, hopes are high for the future of Spain’s vinous treasures in all their shapes, sizes and flavours.
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Monday 10th December
Monday 17th December
Esenzia Garnacha 2016 (75cl)
Located roughly halfway between Spain’s two most famous cities, Barcelona and Madrid, Bodegas Tempore work in the region of Bajo Aragòn with the country’s greatest vinous weapon: old vine Grenache. Whilst older vines tend to yield less juice than younger vines and are often a pain to harvest (often by hand crawling along the ground – yes I’ve been there), the fruit harvested bestows concentration and length to the wines they go on to produce. This wine sings of cooked plums and rosemary with a cedar wood casing on the palate. Despite a somewhat tricky vintage in Spain due to high levels of drought and frost, old vine Grenache tends to be pretty sturdy and as a result winemakers are happy with the year. They’ve even noted a little extra structure in the wines produced with the variety.
Get cosy and partner this number with one of our heartiest meals: Beef Bolognese & Mozzarella Gnocchi.
Esenzia Tempranillo 2017 (75cl)
Back in Bajo Aragòn, Bodegas Tempore also work with old Tempranillo vines, and although not on the ‘old, old’ end of the spectrum, each vine is still aged between 35-50 years. The soil of these vineyards is rich with limestone and sand, with a good layer of stones, which provide good drainage to the vines. This allows for the much-needed water to reach the roots for the grapes to flourish. Typical Tempranillo aromas of dried fig and smoky tomato leaf sit alongside a wonderfully smooth texture due to the lack of filtration in this wine. Note: do not be afraid if the wine is a little cloudy. More often than not it means the wine has had less removed from it, meaning you get more of the grape in the glass!
Tempranillo works excellently with Mexican food, so pour yourself a glass and tuck into our Beef and Bean Burrito.
Osoti Tempranillo Blanco (75cl)
A dreamy white Rioja from the rolling hills of Spain’s most iconic wine growing region. This perfect winter white is made from the Tempranillo Blanco grape, which, somewhat incredibly, was only discovered ten years ago. It’s thought to be a natural mutation from the original black Tempranillo grape. On the palate, the wine displays both freshness and complexity, delivering notes of quince compote, commice pairs and a salty length that lingers happily for some time.
This wine has both acidity and texture, and I found it to be a perfect match for our Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Cheddar Pie.
Esenzia Garnacha 2016 (75cl)
Located roughly halfway between Spain’s two most famous cities, Barcelona and Madrid, Bodegas Tempore work in the region of Bajo Aragòn with the country’s greatest vinous weapon: old vine Grenache. Whilst older vines tend to yield less juice than younger vines and are often a pain to harvest (often by hand crawling along the ground – yes I’ve been there), the fruit harvested bestows concentration and length to the wines they go on to produce. This wine sings of cooked plums and rosemary with a cedar wood casing on the palate. Despite a somewhat tricky vintage in Spain due to high levels of drought and frost, old vine Grenache tends to be pretty sturdy and as a result winemakers are happy with the year. They’ve even noted a little extra structure in the wines produced with the variety.
Get cosy and partner this number with one of our heartiest meals: Beef Bolognese & Mozzarella Gnocchi.
Esenzia Tempranillo 2017 (75cl)
Back in Bajo Aragòn, Bodegas Tempore also work with old Tempranillo vines, and although not on the ‘old, old’ end of the spectrum, each vine is still aged between 35-50 years. The soil of these vineyards is rich with limestone and sand, with a good layer of stones, which provide good drainage to the vines. This allows for the much-needed water to reach the roots for the grapes to flourish. Typical Tempranillo aromas of dried fig and smoky tomato leaf sit alongside a wonderfully smooth texture due to the lack of filtration in this wine. Note: do not be afraid if the wine is a little cloudy. More often than not it means the wine has had less removed from it, meaning you get more of the grape in the glass!
Tempranillo works excellently with Mexican food, so pour yourself a glass and tuck into our Beef and Bean Burrito.
Osoti Tempranillo Blanco (75cl)
A dreamy white Rioja from the rolling hills of Spain’s most iconic wine growing region. This perfect winter white is made from the Tempranillo Blanco grape, which, somewhat incredibly, was only discovered ten years ago. It’s thought to be a natural mutation from the original black Tempranillo grape. On the palate, the wine displays both freshness and complexity, delivering notes of quince compote, commice pairs and a salty length that lingers happily for some time.
This wine has both acidity and texture, and I found it to be a perfect match for our Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Cheddar Pie.
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Organic farms have lower levels of pesticides, no manufactured herbicides or artificial fertilisers and a more environmentally sustainable way of farming in tune with the land and natural environment.

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