Winery: Bodegas Paniza is located at the foot of the Sistema Ibérico in northeastern Spain. Paniza has a total of 4760 hectares of land, 2500 of which are vineyards, 76 hectares contain vines that are 50 to over 100 years old. The other half of the land is left undisturbed and encompasses a wide variety of microclimates, the vineyards move seamlessly between the mountainsides, wild flower fields and old almond groves.
The name Agostón [Spanish wild boar] is in reference to the wild boars that “sneak into our vineyards from the adjoining forest-covered slopes of the Ibérico mountain-range. Here, amongst our old vines growing on stony soils, they’re free to take the pick of the bunch”.
Tasting Notes: Pale gold in colour, with aromas of pear, yellow apple and citrus. Cantaloupe, pear and lemon are glossed by fresh acidity. Tangy grapefruit accents the crisp, mineral driven finish. Bright, light and super refreshing.
[Paired with barbeque tempeh, potato salad with cilantro and blue cheese, and sautéed peppers and beans.]
70% Viura, 30% Chardonnay
Bottled by Bodegas Paniza
$10 [average price]
Sample submitted for editorial consideration.