Gutierrez de la Vega, "Viña Ulises," Alicante, Spain 2017 60% Garnacha, 40% Monastrell
VIOLET-BLACK FRUIT, ZESTY TANNIN, BEAUTIFULLY BALANCED Hailing from the Mediterranean outcropping of Spain’s Alicante in the southeast, a region who’s wines are often known for rusticity and overripeness, this is an almost surprisingly lithe outing from Felipe & Pilar Gutiérrez. The two have crafted wine for almost half a century, employing labor-intensive working methods that merge a forward-thinking approach with timeless common sense. Always in pursuit of quality, they deftly finding their mark with this gleaming blend of Garnacha and Monastrell. Serving Suggestion: Grilled guinea hen thighs w/ chipotle rub & split pea potato stew. Paella w/ parsnips, butternut squash, & carrots w/ saffron, olives, & garlic.