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2017 Blanco "Mon Amour" (Forlong, Bodegas)

Bodega de Forlong, Blanco “Mon Amour”, Cadiz, Andalucía, Spain 2017

{organic} 100% Palomino (oak aged)

CORIANDER, WHITE PLUM & WHITE PEPPER. OAK & GREEN TEA. LAYERED.

This is Forlong’s Palomino-based take on a rich White Burgundy. Considering that the greatest White Burgs are grown in limestone soils, and the soil at Forlong is so limestony that it is pure white (Albariza), this is a great foundation. While it shows influence from its French target, Forlong winegrowers Alex and Rocio allow the wine to thrive in its own Adalucian personality, making this a singular wine of great class!

Serving Suggestion: Olive oil fried fish using chickpea flour. Tortillas de camarones (shrimp fritters). Cuttlefish sauteed in garlic & its own ink.

34.99

4 in stock

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2016 Blanco (demi-Jerez) "La Fleur" (500ml) (Forlong, Bodegas)

Bodega de Forlong, Blanco “La Fleur” (500ml), Cadiz, Andalucía, Spain 2016

{organic} 100% Palomino aged with flor 24 months.

SALINE, LEATHER, HAZELNUT, SHERRY, GREEN PEPPER, FRITES.

Harkening back to the methods of producing sherry prior to the 20th century, this is an exciting, micro-production, un-fortified version of a classic Oloroso. Only one barrel was made of this subtle “sherry” from Palomino grapes dried for 48 hours in the Andalcian sun to increase the sugars enough to boost alcohol above 15% so the flor would thrive. This is a great dry wine, or an great understated sherry, straddling both styles.

Serving Suggestion: Spanish Jamon in all of its incarnations. Roncal or Manchego cheeses w/ Marcona almonds & oil aged olives. Classic fried tapas!

47.99

7 in stock

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2017 Orange Wine "Amigo Imaginario" (Forlong, Bodegas)

Bodega de Forlong, Orange Wine “Amigo Imaginario”, Cadiz, Andalucía, Spain 2017

{organic} 100% Palomino aged 25 days on Pedro Ximenez skins (Amphora & oak aged)

BLOOD ORANGE, CELERY SEED, NUTTY SHERRY HINT.

This is one of the most adventurous and exciting wines we’ve tasted recently. An orange wine from the sherry region, aged in barrels previously used in the production of Oloroso. The “imaginary friend” of this wine is the skins of Pedro Ximenez, instead of its own Palomino skins, which winegrower Alex says are not as delicious tasting as those of PX. This is not only an exotic and interesting production method, but the wine tastes fantastic and engaging!

Serving Suggestion: Grilled beef tenderloin topped w/ sauteed foie gras & drizzled w/ a Pedro Ximenez reduction & sprinkled w/ fried shallot slices.

34.99

1 in stock

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2018 Rosado "In Wonderland" (Forlong, Bodegas)

Bodega de Forlong, Rosado “In Wonderland”, Cadiz, Andalucía, Spain 2018

{organic} 100% Cabernet Sauvignon (Amphora aged)

APRICOT & MINERAL. DRY BUT LUSH, THICK TEXTURE. JUICY.

Alex and Rocio, the winegrower husband and wife couple who are Bodega de Forlong, tell me that this rosé made using Cabernet Sauvignon shows none of the peppery (pyrazine) flavors of the grape because it was only in contact with the skins for one hour. The thick, viscous texture for a rosé is unusual, and comes from keeping the juice at a cold temperature for a very long time to build up naturally occurring glycerin before fermentation begins.

Serving Suggestion: Butter seared scallops drizzled w/ warm egg yolk. Classic New England lobster roll. Spaghetti alla Carbonara w/ lardo Iberico.

17.99

26 in stock

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2016 Tinto "Assemblage" (Forlong, Bodegas)

Bodega de Forlong, Tinto “Assemblage”, Cadiz, Andalucía, Spain 2016

{organic} 60% Merlot, 30% Tintilla de Rota, 10% Syrah (Amphora & oak aged)

DARK BERRIES, LIGHTLY PEPPERY, SUBTLE OAK, IRON & OCEANIC

This lush and approachable red is aged in terra-cotta amphorae and small oak barriques giving it Bordeaux-like flavors. It also, rightly, takes on the terroir of its origin. The Albariza soils of this vineyard give it a fine, spicy minerality, and its location so close to the sea imbues a saline/oceanic hint. It’s a delicious red that can only taste of this place!

Serving Suggestion: Hake cheek topped w/ pickled onions, & mint leaves. Rabbit croquettes. Spicy pork cracklins.

24.99

24 in stock

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2017 Tinto "Petit Forlong" (Forlong, Bodegas)

Bodega de Forlong, Tinto “Petit Forlong”, Cadiz, Andalucía, Spain 2017

{organic} 60% Syrah, 30% Merlot, 10% Tintilla de Rota (Amphora & oak aged)

CRANBERRY, OLIVE, RASPBERRY, BRULEED VANILLA

In such a hot climate, you’d expect a red wine from these grapes to be heavy and alcoholic, but this is a fresh, bright wine which goes down very quickly and deliciously. Fermented in terra-cotta amphora, then aged shortly in oak barrels, this is a lusty, berry aromatic, juicy red to drink with gusto. And, a rare chance to drink the nearly extinct Tintilla grape.

Serving Suggestion: Bone in porkchop lightly topped w/ a picholine & black cherry tapenade, served w/ homemade potato chips.

17.99

17 in stock

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