Delivery timeline: It requires four cases of each wine in order for us to build and fulfill the mixed cases. This process usually takes about 7-10 business days but may vary.
This Mixed Case is available as a four-pack and as an 8-pack. The four-pack includes one bottle of each wine, while the 8-pack includes two bottles of each wine.
Joan Ramón Escoda has been shaking the pillars of winemaking in his home-country and abroad since the 90's. He is an absolute anarchist, a radical winemaker, a rock'n'roller and a grass-roots innovator; and his wines are everything but banal. Have a taste of his unique wines with this mixed case.
Here is a description of the wines featured in this mixed case.
Celler Escoda Sanahuja Els Bassots 2021 (Catalonia, Spain)
White | Chenin Blanc
The Loire Valley has always had a special importance for Joan Ramón, as it has been key in his journey and evolution as a winemaker. As a consequence, he is madly in love with Chenin. This blind love for this white grape took him to plant some vines in Conca del Barberá, which resulted in a great success thanks to the cold and humid weather of the hills in Prenafeta. The high altitude makes possible the unbelievable: a juicy and mellow skin-contact wine with hints of caramel, citrus and earthy notes.
Pairing suggestion: Pair Els Bassots with creamy cheeses and white meats.
Celler Escoda Sanahuja Mas del Gaio 2021 (Catalonia, Spain)
White | Grenache Blanc, Macabeo, Parellada
Mas del Gaio is the top white from Celler Escoda-Sanahuja. An old-vine expression from rustic limestone vineyards next to the winery, blending Garnacha Blanca, Macabeu, and Parellada. Garnacha Blanca and Macabeu are fermented together. Once everything is combined, the wine is aged mostly in large amphora and old French barrels. Mas del Gaio has aromas of stone fruit, lemon verbena, and fuzzy peach skins, with a long, fleshy and salty finish. Fantastic acidity and viscosity from the lees aging. Tropical too, with subtle notes of passion fruit.
Pairing suggestion: Pair it with fish dishes and cured cheeses.
Celler Escoda Sanahuja Les Paradetes 2021 (Catalonia, Spain)
Red | Carignan, Grenache, Sumoll
Sumoll, Garnatxa and Carignan come together in this complex and spicy blend. Les Paredetes ferments in stainless steel and ages for 14 months in neutral oak barrels. Expect lovely red fruit, fresh acidity, a slight smokey touch and a light finish armed with soft, tingly tannins.
Pairing suggestion: Pair it with roasted red meats and cured cheeses.
Celler Escoda Sanahuja Coll del Sabater 2021 (Catalonia, Spain)
Red | Cabernet Franc, Parellada
The main part of this wine is Cabernet Franc, a varitey which winemaker Joan Ramon Escoda daringly decided to complement it with a 20% of Parellada, a local white grape of great aromatic refinement. Harvested by hand and partially destemmed, the grapes were macerated and fermented together in clay amphorae using only indigenous yeasts. Then this natural red wine was aged for 7 months on lees in the amphorae. Slightly raw and pleasantly wild, this wine could need some aeration to unfurl. Some earthy and mineral notes, evolving into a fleshy red fruit nuanced by flowers, herbs and spice. This blend of Cabernet Franc and Parellada is remarkably original. Delicately warm, but also full of energy and confidence. Some succulent red fruit, a note of cocoa and bitter herbs, and a first-rate acidity make for a very fresh no added sulphites wine. Gentler and more engaging than ever, this wine from Escoda-Sanahuja has a long finish with a mineral and pithy aftertaste.
Bottle deposit and mixing fee are included in the price.