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Wines

The Basque Market specializes in wines from the Basque Country, Spain, France, and Portugal. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can help you find the perfect wine for entertaining or just relaxing. On this page we keep you updated on our Monthly Featured Wines, new inventory, and events. We’re glad to offer an insight into the flavorful and aromatic world of Iberian Peninsula wines!


Stock Your Cellar Event


Is your wine cellar looking a little empty due to those long summer nights? If so, join us for our Stock Your Cellar Event! Our tasting is always fun and informative because we sample wines from around the world, not just the Iberian Peninsula. You will taste several wines throughout the night and also get a little lesson about each wine. Tasting is accompanied by light tapas. At the end of the night save 10% off the featured wines!


Featured Wines Of June 2016


These Wines are 10% Off All Month 

or

Purchase all three and receive a 20% discount!

 

Quinta do Romeu

Varietals: 45% Tinta Roriz, 35% Touriga Nacional, 20% Tinta Cão
D.O. Duro Portugal
$15.99

The 2015 Quinta do Romeu Douro Rosado is an incredible example of a serious rosé, coming from a region that is known for mainly red wines.  All organic and handpicked grapes of Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional, and Tinta Cão come into the cellar for manual selection and sorting. This rosé is not a result of bleeding the estate’s red wines to concentrate their reds and creating an additional wine for the portfolio, but made with as much care as their top wines. The stalks are completely removed and followed by a gentle crushing, with slow fermentation in stainless steel.  The Touriga Nacional is the only variety that sees 6 hours on the skins to give color to the Rosado, as the others are pressed off the skins immediately.  The finished wine is light and fresh, yet full of expressive fruit, with spice and lovely texture.  Truly great on the dining table, and a rosé to change any naysayer’s mind.

 

 

Ailala Treixadura Blanco
100% Treixadura
D.O. Ribeiro
$20.99

The 2014 Ailalá Blanco comes from beautiful vineyards from within the Avia Valley, and is handpicked early in the morning to be brought immediately to the cellar for its future delicate treatment.  The Blanco is a unique example from the area, as finding a 100% Treixadura wine is not common, yet this proves to be an incredible example, and looks like it will be very long-lived.  After four months remaining on the lees with regular batonnage, the finished wine has stunning aromatics of lemon curd, apricot, white flowers, and seashells.  The dense palate is loaded with ripe melon, sweet lemon, white peach, blood orange, and grapefruit peel.  The wine is very persistent and has delicious acidity to let it age and develop well with time.

 

 

 

Ailala Tinto
Varietals: 85% Sousón, 15% Ferrol, Brancellao, & Caiño Longo
DO Carinea
$2o.99

 

The 2014 Ailalá Tinto comes from beautiful vineyards from within the Avia Valley, and is handpicked early in the morning to be brought immediately to the cellar for its future delicate treatment.  The Tinto is a blend of several native red varietals, with Sousón making up 85% of the blend, and then Brancellao, Ferrol, and Caiño Longo for the remainder.  Natural fermentation takes place in stainless steel, and then a short (4 months) time is devoted to French barrels to round out this beautiful red.  The result is fresh and lively with spicy character and delicious acidity.  A sure wine to grace most every dinner table, the Tinto is also perfect for enjoying in any setting, never to forget its fun and lively concept that makes this wine so delicious and approachable.