We have just received shipment of our newest additions to our growing Spanish selection, Lordina wines from Emporda on the Costa Brava in Northern Spain. The Emporda region is sandwiched up between the coast and the Pyrenees and has been cultivating vines since the Greeks introduce the vine around 600 BC. The whole region is influenced by the famous northerly Tramontane wind, which creates great growing conditions.
The Greek influence can be seen clearly in the labels of the Lordina wines, each wine has the image of a traditional Greek wine amphora (two handed jug) and their top wine is called Amphora. Lordina Amphora is an enticing Mediterranean wine with minerally, ripe fruit character and oak (12 months in French oak), all in balance. Old Vine Garanacha and slate based Syrah vines create the base for this ‘terroir’ wine (reflecting the local area immensely). With a nose of red berry fruits and hints of pine and cherry and an intense ruby-garnet colour. The palate is long, delicious and supple with elegant mature fruit flavours and fine tannins. the finish is long and persistent. This would be great with game meats like venison, boar and rabbit.