MundoVino is an importer that focuses on uncovering the richness of acclaimed family-owned vineyards and bringing those pioneers to your glass. They import 40+ vibrant wine estates ranging from historic, groundbreaking estates to new, up-and-coming wineries. Sip and savor a selection of their portfolio from Spain, Chile, and Argentina tonight on the Tasting Bar from 5-7p!
- Juvé & Camps Reserva de la Família 40th Anniversary Brut Nature NV: The 40th Anniversary Cuvee celebrates the first commercial release of the Juvé Family private cava, “Reserva de la Família” into the market. In 1977, guests at family functions encouraged Mr. Juvé to launch this Brut Nature cava to the market, and now it is the most iconic cava of its kind. Today, it is the flagship wine of the estate and it expresses the family’s philosophy of extended aging on the lees and high quality, hand-harvested and hand-riddled cava. From five estates in different regions of the Penedés Valley, this blend of 35% Macabeo, 55% Xarel-lo, and 10% Parellada is pale gold in color and has aromas of ripe white peaches, toasted bread, hints of lemon, and apricot. It is rich cava with notes of green apple, jasmine tea, and toasted almonds. Since it is brut nature (aka zero dosage), the acidity and bubbles clean your palate after each bite and it can handle a wide range of foods, try it with garlic shrimp, sesame tuna, chicken tikka masala, and Jamon Iberico to start.
- Tilia Torrontés 2017: Made at Bodegas Esmeralda, Tilia has been handcrafted to demonstrate true varietal character. It is named after the Tilia (Linden) tree commonly found throughout Argentina’s wine country. Vineyard workers often make tea from the flowers of this tree and enjoy time sitting in the shade after a hard day’s work. These wines are a tribute to those workers and to the Argentinean way of living life to the fullest, enjoying every moment and relaxing in the natural environment the land provides. Torrontés is an aromatic white wine that originated in Argentina and while Malbec may be more popular, Torrontés is Argentina’s really special grape. It offers great aromatics of white flowers and citrus fruits and follows that on the palate with white peach and lemon, with just a touch of grapefruit and fennel. It finishes with a refreshing hit of acidity. Pair it with equally aromatic dishes or things with spice: curried shrimp, Chinese barbecue pork, fish with chimichurri sauce, or spicy Thai peanut dishes.
- Root:1 Pinot Noir 2016: The Root: 1 Pinot Noir vineyards are located in Tapihue, a central portion of Chile’s famed Casablanca Valley, less than 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Maritime breezes keep temperatures cool while the bright daytime sun encourages a lengthy growing season resulting in wines with bright, fresh and ripe flavors. The red clay over granite soil ensures slow ripening, which enhances the development of natural sugars to balance the fruit’s refreshing acidity. Fermented in barrels and stainless steel, the Root: 1 Pinot Noir is aged for ten months in both French oak barrels (70%) and stainless steel tanks (30%). A great solid Chilean Pinot with rich aromas of strawberries, raspberries, and a hint of cherry. Medium-bodied and bright, this is a smashingly good value that will pair well with grilled fish, fresh crab, pasta, barbecued chicken, or a nice spring veggie risotto. And, don’t forget one of the reasons that we love Root:1 … they are crafted exclusively from grapes grown on original, ungrafted root systems and produced using sustainable methods!
- Tilia Bonarda 2016: Tilia is dedicated to sustainable viticulture and in sustaining the rural communities of their family farmers. The winemaking and viticultural team actively engage in many programs throughout the community to implement their ideas. They include programs for water management & purity, fertilization using organic waste material, minimizing pesticides, pruning & canopy management, soil management & health, and regular training to spread up-to-date practices across their entire team and growing partners. They were one of the first to receive certification from the Bodegas de Argentina for their sustainability after the program launched in 2015. The Bonarda grapes in Argentina are not the same as the Bonarda grapes in Italy. They are in fact the same grapes known as Douce Noire in France and Charbono in California. Bonarda has become, along with Malbec, one of the signature reds of Argentina. Ripe dark fruit aromas with hints of violet and anise give way to a juicy wine with black raspberry and black plum flavors along with notes of black pepper. The finish is soft with velvety tannins. Pair this wine with hearty food like strongly herbed steaks, venison, or mushrooms.