Wine Wednesday is back at Pintxo, and we’re happy to feature a new wine for you to come in and try. For those of you that don’t already know, Wine Wednesday here at Pintxo means that every bottle of wine and cava is $10.00 off. Not only does this give our Seattle friends and family a little perk to get them through their week (which we love doing!), it also gives you a chance to try out a bottle of something new, and a little incentive to do it. We have a great selection of wines both by bottle and glass pour, but some of our coolest new reds are by the bottle only. So, if you’re a fan of Spanish reds, Wine Wednesday might just be what your Wednesday evening needs.
This week we’re putting a special spotlight on a new bottle of wine, the El Petit Carlania ’12 100% Trepat.
What is a Trepat?
As with all wines, labeling the wine a “100% Trepat” means that the wine is made from that particular variety of grape. In the case of El Petit Carlania, the wine is crafted with Trepat grapes. Trepats are a variety of red Spanish grapes that are grown mainly in the Conca de Barbera and Costers de Segre DO of Catalonia, in Spain.
El Petit Carlania
While commonly used in the production of blended rose style wines, El Petit Carlania is crafted as a nice garnet red, with aromas of pomegranite, spices, and red petals. It is slightly spicy on the palate, and finishes fresh and dry. The wine is crafted from 50 year old vines, and all the grapes that go into this lovely bottle of wine are organically farmed from the Els Corrals vineyards. To maintain the quality of the grape, El Petit Carlania’s producers pick grapes by hand in 20kg cases, and then macerate the grapes on the skins for 15 days, giving El Petit Carlania its unique flavor.
Try El Petit Carlania with our Moroccan Chickpeas or a plate of Serrano Montadito.
Moroccan Chickpeas: Chickpeas with sauteed spinach, tomato, onions, golden raisins, and cinnamon
Serrano Montadito: Serrano ham, manchego cheese, and salsa alicante, served on top of baguette style toast (ordered in sets of 3)
Find out more about the vineyards and organic farming techniques HERE. And, once you’re done with your research, head over and enjoy a bottle with a friend or date for an enticing $10 off! We have our front and back patios open all weekend to soak up the sun, so make a reservation to safe yourself a spot!