Happy Friday the 13th and welcome to the weekend! I do believe it's another summer weekend to enjoy refreshing wines. I have another Spanish, inexpensive wine to treat your palate and I do believe this is the last one I have in the wine rack for now. Just like I get on the Sauvignon Blanc kicks, I have been on a Spanish wine kick and need to branch out again.
My last bottle is a 2005 Espelt - Vailet. It is from the Catalunya Region and the Appellation of Emporda-Costa Brava, Spain. It has an alcohol volume of 13% and is comprised of 60% Garnacha Blanc and 40% Macabeo grapes. I was drawn to this bottle by the label and the price of $8.99. A surprise of a colorful orange plastic cork appeared when I took off the foil of the bottle. The wine had a light citrus nose to it, nothing powerful. On my palate was a bright, clean, taste of citrus fruit, maybe a hint of apple, and a slight touch of stone. A very light bodied wine that did not have too much of a finish to it. It was a good wine for a summer week night and would do well for a starter wine at a picnic.
It is Friday and tomorrow morning is the Farmers Market. As we are getting more into the summer season the farmers are bringing in lots of veggies that are ready for the dinner plate.
Pasta seems like a good thing for the weekend with a chunky sauce made up of whatever the selection may be tomorrow. That is part of the fun of cooking on the weekend, as the market will dictate what winds up in the ol' pot on the stove or sizzling on the grill!