COL DI LUNA
Col di Luna produces sparkling wines at the foot of the Dolomites way up in the Italian Alps, with a family tradition and preference for the Brut style. Flora rosato comes from the local grape variety called Raboso, a trifecta of spice, brambly fruit, and a rather energetic acidity!
Cala Bianco is Dario from Mortellito’s spin on the white grapes from the northwest of Sicilia. Dario is known for making highly drinkable and sea-breeze salty island wines. He is working here in the raised 400 meter plains outside the town of Partinico, 30 km west of Palermo. His Cala Bianco is made from Catarrato grape, a centuries-old white wine grape native to Sicily, that exudes flavors of tropical fruit, honey and golden flowers
Pairing Idea: Mahi Mahi with Mango Salsa
BODEGAS CAMPOS REALES
Campos Reales’ family vineyards total 4,000 hectares (10,000 acres) in Castilla-la-Mancha, Central Spain. “The winery is located in the highest altitude area of D.O. La Mancha at 700 meters above sea level. This high altitude gives long hours of bright sunshine and moderates the daytime harvest temperatures and creates cool nights, which help slow ripening and retain acidity in the grapes. Our wines pass through a triple selection process: in the vineyard during the harvest, upon arrival at the winery and finally when creating our final blends.”
Pairing Idea: Steak & Chimichurri Sandwiches
Field Recordings is winemaker Andrew Jones’ personal catalog of the people and places he values most. Spending his days as a grapevine nurseryman planning and planting vineyards for farmers all over California, Andrew is sometimes offered small lots of their best fruit on the side. Having stood in just about every vineyard on the Central Coast, he has a keen eye for diamonds in the rough: sites that are unknown or under-appreciated but hold enormous untapped potential. As friendships are made and opportunities are embraced, Andrew produces small quantities of soulful wines from these unusual, quiet vineyards.
Pairing Idea: Smoky Pulled BBQ Chicken