Felix Meana
January 7, 2021 | Felix Meana

Próspero Año Nuevo!

My dear wine family, it is with optimism and excitement that we kick off the first monthly wine club shipment of the new year! 2020 was hard for all of us, but you've shown us tremendous support and we are forever thankful. 

The wines we've chosen for January reflect a little bit of a sentimental side. We're working with a great friend, importer Patrick Mata of Olé & Obrigado to bring you this month's shipment. Olé & Obrigado focuses on fine wines crafted by family-owned wineries in Spain and Portugal. Collaborators Patrick Mata, Alberto Orte, and Rui Abecassis have built Olé & Obrigado into a highly specialized wine importer, with one of the best selections of Spanish wines available to the U.S. Patrick, our partner for this month’s selection, has worked alongside Cúrate for years, and also supplied wines for last year's Cúrate pop-up at Chefs Club in New York. Make sure to check out Patrick’s video that showcases each of the wines in our January Wine Club!

This month, we are highlighting the nuances of the Tintilla varietal - rare, historical and delicious. The two red wines in your shipment have different personalities, but are both made from 100% Tintilla, and both made by winemaker Alberto Orte. Vara y Pulgar and Atlántida are from the area around Cádiz, in Southwest Spain next to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. The unique climate in this area makes the soil a salty, pure white chalk that is heavy in minerals; over time it has been found that the Tintilla grape is the most ideal variety to grow in these conditions. The third wine is the beautiful Leirana - an Albariño from the coastal side of DO Rías Baixas. Winemaker Rodrigo Mendez (some call him the “king of Albariño”) takes an approach in his winemaking that honors historical processes of fermentation, and the maritime terroir and minimal intervention methods are evident in this wine. Try it with seafood of any kind or the classic pulpo a la gallega for a beautiful pairing. We are so proud to share these beautiful wines with you. Let us know what you think by tagging us on Instagram @curatewineclub!

Cheers to 2021!



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