Olé & Obrigado Wine Bundle
for April 15 Tortilla de Patatas Tasting + Demo
Purchase your wines for a special virtual event on Thursday, April 15 at 7pm EST with wine importer Olé & Obrigado! Chef Katie Button will show us how to make her classic Tortilla de Patatas, and Patrick Mata from Olé & Obrigado and Felix Meana from Cúrate will discuss how Columna Albariño, Zestos Rosado, and La Antigua Crianza each pair with the featured dish.
100% of the profits from tickets sales go to Southern Restaurants for Racial Justice, which is working in partnership with the Lee Initiative to support Black owned-restaurants in the South.
Please note that this bundle only includes the wine for the virtual event, and does not include the ticket. You must purchase tickets for the event separately here. Please order by April 7th to ensure arrival prior to the virtual event.
About the wines:
2018 Zestos Rosado | This tremendous dry rose is made from old vine Garnacha from one of the undersung growing areas of Spain, DO Vinos de Madrid. The subzone of San Martin Valdeiglesias produces among the most floral and mineral Garnachas in all of Spain. Zestos, which means basket in Spanish, pays homage to the rich viticultural history of Spain, referencing the back-slung baskets that vineyard workers used to transport the grapes from the vineyard to the wineries on foot. Madrid, long known for bulk wine production, has experienced a renaissance in the past 20 years, owing to the incredible raw material and unique terroir. The high elevation and old vine plantings in limestone soils produce Garnacha with lift, elegance, and nuanced aromatics. Zestos Rosado is the perfect warm-weather sipper – a versatile wine that performs equally well on its own or a variety of delicious food.
TASTING NOTES: This elegant vibrant, mineral rosé from the high elevation mountains of Madrid offers aromas of strawberry and pomegranate coupled with flavors of cherries and grapefruit. The finish is crisp with notes of minerality.
2012 La Antigua Clasico Crianza | La Antigua Clasico is one of Alberto Orte’s most enduring history projects and shows off an unexplored region of DOCa Rioja, the western mountain range of Sierra de la Demanda. Inspired by the style of winemaking that was popular in the first half of the 20th century, Alberto’s winemaking emphasizes freshness and minerality, leading to balanced, long-lived wines. To that end, he has found old vine Garnacha, Tempranillo and Graciano in Sierra de la Demanda, south of the Ebro river in Rioja Alta. The northern facing, high-altitude vineyards receive far less sunshine than those in the valley, resulting in grapes that ripen slowly, showcasing intense flavors of greater balance and focus. This poses quite a risk that only hands-on viticulture can remedy: this area is one of the last to harvest in all of Western Europe, usually in early November! In addition to the cool climate, Sierra de la Demanda’s vineyards are extremely scattered and steep. This terrain is impossible to mechanize, and all vineyard work must be done by hand. The result is a handcrafted wine of precision and elegance – fresh and beautiful to drink now, with built-in longevity.
TASTING NOTES: Brilliant ruby. Lively aromas of fresh, spice-tinged red and dark berries and candied flowers are complemented by suggestions of vanilla and woodsmoke. Juicy and energetic on the palate, offering appealingly sweet black raspberry and rose pastille flavors that deepen slowly as the wine opens up. Gentle, slow-building tannins shape a smooth, persistent finish that strongly echoes the floral note.
2018 Columna Albariño | This is a generous, approachable expression of Albariño from Condado de Tea, an undersung subzone of Rias Baixas. Grown in warmer and drier conditions, Columna achieves beautiful balance and ripeness under the careful guidance of Rodri Mendez, considered one of the best growers and winemakers in Galicia and a world-class authority on Albariño. Ismael’s family owns some of the oldest (between 100-200 years old) ungrafted pre-phylloxera vines in Rueda. Most are located in the town of Nieva in the province of Segovia between 800-900 meters of altitude. These head trained vines have never seen any chemicals over the different generations that have cared for them. In 1998, before Ossian existed, Ismael started MicroBio to showcase these vineyards. While Ismael and his family own 30 hectares of vines, he only uses 5 hectares for his MicroBio project. The 5 hectares include the oldest and best vineyard sites. The rest of the grapes are sold to some of the highest regarded producers in the region making the Gozalo family a reference in the region. Today, they remain one of the few organic producers in Rueda.
TASTING NOTES: Brilliant yellow. Lively aromas of quince, lemon zest and jasmine pick up a strong mineral element with air. Dry, sharply focused and nervy on the palate, offering densely packed, refreshingly bitter citrus pith, pear skin and honeysuckle flavors that show excellent clarity. Closes taut and stony, displaying tight grip, a hint of honeysuckle and lingering florality.