Dear wine lovers,
I’m sure you have also noticed that summer has almost passed, and the sun in the evenings leave us earlier. During this time, I’m enjoying the last rays of sun and especially get outdoors while we still have a little sunshine. My wine tip for September is the perfect companion for a nice evening preferably outdoors while the weather permits…Salia, my end of summer companion, after a little ventilation and warming, has fruity, spicy and herb attributes with a silky finish.
Victor de la Serna, Spain’s top wine expert has taken to a little known wine region “Manchuela”, located 140km southeast of Madrid. It is in this region he built “Finca Sandoval” a small but robust winery, on 10 hectares and produces “Salia”, the “little brother” wine of his legendary “Finca Sandoval”…the wine named after his winery.
“Salia”, is a blend of 50% Syrah, 38% Grenache Tintorera and 12% Garnacha tinta berries. Syrah berries, originally from the Rhone valley, are (in my opinion) unique and harmonize extremely well with Grenache and Garnacha. Even though “Salia” is the “little brother” of “Finca Sandoval”, this wine, due to the balance of this cave’ has its very own, unique profile.
Victor stored this wine for 11 months in used French & California barriques, without fining or filtration, allowing more time to mature before bottling.
The end result is an ideal type of central Spanish wine, receiving 90 points in the Wine Advocate. Best of all, you don’t have to drink this wine in September, but can confidently keep and mature 2-3 summers later.
Try it, I assure you that it will not disappoint!
Color: Ink colored, deep ruby red
Fragrance: Complex fruit notes of red berries and cherries, herbs and winter spice flavors.
Taste: Fruity juicy opener, full bodied, fine tannins and spicy reverberation
Analysis: 50% Syrah, 38% Grenache tintorera, 12% Garnacha tinta
14.5% by volume
Can be stored up to 2015
Salia regular price 16, 00 Euros
Sale Price 15, 45 Euros
With a VTA form 12, 98 Euros
Enjoy September with a nice glass of Salia!
Kindest Regards, Melovin Vino