Thinking of Spanish wine is usually thinking of Rioja wine, but there is still life beyond it, because there are plenty options to enjoy a good wine in Spain. Here, at La Tertulia, we believe in local produces, in our goods and flavours, so we have created a wine list focused on Ribera del Guadiana D.O. We firmly believe that our wine can support a sound and diverse wine list.
The main core of our selection of wine references is focused on wine from Matanegra area, such as our house wine, a young red wine which amazes people when they try it by the first time and gets adepts everyday. It is a wine by Bodegas La Pelina, in Usagre, a family winery with a long tradition. They grow their own vineyards (Cabernet, Tempranillo and Merlot) so they can control the whole process, harvesting grapes manually and taking care of the vines. Paying attention even of the smallest details and receiving different prizes as a consequence, as in the case of their Privilegio de Chacona Oro (Merlot, barrel fermented) and Bronce (Cabernet Sauvignon crianza).
Also from Matanegra is Bodegas Toribio. Here you can find a pair of classic references, Viña Puebla Crianza (Tempranillo) and Viña Puebla Selección (Tinto Roble, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Garnacha and Shyrah), although we also have some of their new creations, gathered together under the name of Torivín. Other wine from Matanegra that we especially like is Jaloco rosé, by Bodegas Medina.
Our wine list from Ribera del Guadiana usually includes Quinta Alaude, Payva, Señorío de Orán and Castelar, in addition of some other references that changes regularly.
White wine from Matanegra features prominently in our menu too, such as Viña Puebla Macabeo (fruity young white wine), Torivín Young White (Macabeo, Verdejo y Eva) and Verdejo del Pizarral by La Pelina. But maybe our most popular white wines are medium-sweet wines, like Primavera, a young wine by Bodegas Sani fromTierra de Barros area, and Dulce Eva, by Viña Maimona.
Well, and now that we have feathered our own nest enough, its time to be clear: a good Spanish wine list is not complete without a good wine from Rioja D.O.and a good wine from Ribera del Duero D.O. too. From Rioja, we remain faithful to Ramón Bilbao, but sometimes we also offer other references like Cune or Baigorri; From Ribera del Duero, we have chosen Carramimbre. Regarding to white wines, we have a couple of essentials: Castillo de San Diego, by Barbadillo, and Mocén (Vedejo-Viura), a classy Rueda. Finaly, we are glad to introduce our most recent incorporation, Mar de Frades, a first class Albariño.
So, now that you know our selection, why don’t you come and have a glass of wine?
* The picture is Still life with four bunches of grapes, by Juan Fernández el Labrador, an enigmatic baroque painter. It is believed that he is from this area, and the aspect of these grapes seems to reinforce that idea.