What’s new, you ask? Besides our snazzy new décor, (stop in and see it) we also have some new wines on our wine list. One we’re particularly pleased with is Sango by Bodega Rejadorada. A tempranillo from Toro, Spain, this beauty is rich, bold and velvety.
The tempranillo grape is thick-skinned and has high anthocyanin level. These grapes create deeply colored wines with moderate tannins. Tempranillo-based wines have notes ranging from strawberries, black currants and cherries to prunes and chocolate.
Grown with organic practices, the grapes are harvested and then moved to a cold room for cooling before fermentation. That’s called cryomaceration, and it’s a technique used by upscale wineries to extract the most flavor, color and concentration, and it creates a smooth wine with plenty of body. Finally, the process ends with 18 months of malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels.
Come for Happy Hour (Monday through Friday 5-7 p.m.) or dinner any evening from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and ask for the Sango Tempranillo. Tell the bartender you read about it on this blog and there’ll be a surprise for you.