It’s Wednesday, and that means Pintxo is offering $10 off every bottle of wine and cava in the house! That’s right, just a little something to help push you over this mid-week hump.
This week we’d like to highlight one wine and one cava, both brought to us by August Wine Group. August specializes in bringing the Seattle area some fantastic wines from small vineyards, and we just love that. It is for this reason that we’ve asked August to team up with us, and the lovely Spanish Table to host a wine tasting dinner December 15th. More about this to follow…for now, back to the wine!
Wine and Cava…
This Wine Wednesday, we’d like to recommend that you stop in and grab a bottle of either our Giro Ribot Brut Cava or a bottle of our Parmi L’Infant 2007. Both are incredible finds, and both are $10 off for the bottle!
Giro Ribot Brut
A fascinating, storied family, the Giró clan has deep roots in the Penedes region of España, and also in the Champagne region of France. They are cultured, distinguished people making cultured, distinguished wine, and have for at least five generations. In that span, they have acquired a mastery of Cava.
Our Brut Cava is 50% Macabeo, 20% Parellada, 20% Xarel.lo, and 5% Chardonnay, and makes for a beautiful cava to pair with dinner, or for sipping on after dinner.
*Wine info from August Wine Group
According to a comprehensive study by UNESCO, the best place on planet Earth to grow grape vines is… Priorat, Spain. Over a century ago Priorat, was abandoned by the last of the monks who had tended the land for four hundred years. Left behind were ancient Cariñena and Monastrell vines, producing some of the highest quality grapes on earth in some of the harshest conditions. Here, the soil is thick, flaky schist, literally packed with iron and minerals. With the heavy marine influence, blistering hot days and cool nights, this moonscape is suitable only for grapes, not even grass. Parmí, a new estate in Priorat, owns vines that are over a century-old, owned by three Italian amici, Parmí approaches the craft of winemaking with the knowledge, convictions, and best practices of Northern Italy, where clarity of fruit reins supreme. How appropriate this mentality is for Priorat! With expert French-oak fermentation, individual grape picking, and a single-bulb cellar sensibility, this estate is truly making some of the most inspired wines in Europe, not just Spain. Parmí is situated at ground-zero for Priorat’s best Cariñena. As fascinating, mysterious, and head-spinning as these wines are, perhaps the wines of Parmí can in fact be summed in one word: searing. The intensity is almost other-worldly–enveloping the nasal passage, penetrating the palate and epithelium, and over-loading those message-carrying scillia that tell our brain what we’re smelling.
Parmi L’Infant 2007 is a mix of 80% Garnacha and 20% Carinena.
*Wine info from August Wine Group
Interested in being a part of paring these great wine selections with Pintxo’s Spanish cuisine? Perfect! We’ve got just the event for you!
Our August Wine Group – Pintxo dinner is coming up fast. This features 4 courses and four wines, a night in our delightful space, and the chance to smooze with August Wine Group’s Seattle representative Tristan. This event makes a wonderful event for family you may have in town, or just a group of friends together for the holidays. Maybe even a date?
Check out our blog on the event HERE.