31 great wines at a good price and of all styles to take advantage of the harvest: the best time to buy of the year

Not only white and pink our glasses live in summer. It is true that lighter wines, with a little less alcohol or that we can drink a little colder are very important in our summer toasts.

Reds and sparkling wines also join the party, showing that the former do not only have to be served with hearty dishes and that the latter can - and should - come out of Christmas and great celebrations.

For this reason, our proposal is endowed with a score of affordable wines with very good value for money, with which to enjoy at all times.

In addition, the ingratitude of this year 2020, weighed down by Covid19 and by the pandemic, which has had a great impact on the hospitality industry, has also caused the Horeca channel not to output so many wines.

For this reason, the last blows of summer and the time that the harvest lasts are the perfect moments to buy wine at a very good price like the one we bring you today because many wineries have excess stock.

Whites

Between golden and bright, the potential of white wines shows that although we speak -on occasions- of wines of the year, we also have the opportunity to claim wines with structure and many gastronomic uses.

On this route we suggest you make a stop at the DO Rueda but also discover very interesting Riojans, legendary Galician whites and also indulge in some luxury from Somontano, Cádiz or Penedès.

José Pariente Verdejo, 2019. DO Rueda.

Well known but infallible when we talk about Verdejos. Fresh and young but strong with four months of lees. A sweet and round wine with a low alcohol content that performs well in any season of the year.

It maintains the freshness of the Verdejo and that characteristic acid touch, as well as being very aromatic. Ideal for aperitifs where there are smoked products, blue cheeses, but also for dishes with fish, seafood and white meat.

José Pariente Verdejo, 2019. DO Rueda.

PVP at Bodeboca € 9.10 PVP at Lavinia € 9.10

Ossian Quintaluna 2018, VT Castilla y León.

We continue with the Verdejo grape but this time we are going to a Wine of the Land of Castilla y León, whose vines are located in the northern municipalities of Segovia, characterized by being very old vineyards.

These give little volume of grapes but of very high quality, which in Ossian, after fermentation with native yeasts, is aged for nine months on its lees in tanks, fudres and barrels. A very gastronomic Verdejo, honey, long and with a sweet aftertaste that can go wonderfully with a pasta with salmon, a good sashimi or a barbecue with pork and vegetables.

Ossian Quintaluna 2018. VT Castilla y León.

PVP at Bodeboca € 13.50 PVP at Lavinia € 13.90

Javier Sanz Fermented in Barrica 2017. DO Rueda.

Javier Sanz is another of those iconic producers of the DO Rueda, capable of demonstrating the good performance of the Verdejo grape when it is intended to be extended over time, pampering it in their cellars for no less than 12 months, which maintain the freshness of the wine .

This is the case of this fermented in barrel, which after going through the wood achieves more body and unctuousness but always with respect to the characteristic fragrance of the Verdejo grape. Ideal with Asian cuisine but also with lightly seasoned white meats or with pasta and rice where seafood and rice are the protagonists.

Javier Sanz Fermented in Barrica 2017. DO Rueda.

Price at Bodeboca € 15.10

José Pariente Verdejo 2019; Javier Sanz Fermentado en Barrica 2017, and Ossian Quintaluna 2018.

Albamar 2019. DO Rías Baixas.

We open the Galician season with an Albariño highly respected by critics like this Albamar, whose youngest specimen is worth 92 Parker points. It radiates freshness and that very Atlantic character of the grape, which is also pampered here during fermentation and aging.

Nice golden color, tropical but saline and powerful notes on the palate, with good structure, endowed by the more than six months spent in the barrel with its lees. It is ideal to accompany fish and shellfish, whether they are as Galician as octopus a feira or as universal as sushi or ceviche.

Albamar 2019. DO Rías Baixas.

PVP at Bodeboca € 12.90 PVP at Lavinia € 12.90

Pazo Señorans 2019. DO Rías Baixas.

Another classic representative of the vitality, freshness and that nervous touch that we like so much about Albariño grapes, which have in the Rías Baixas their ideal enclave to develop their potential, rewarding in this vintage for 91 Parker points.

Elegant and fresh, cared for in the cellar on its own lees but also with controlled passage in the bottle for another four months, which rounds off this subtle, delicate and versatile wine that perfectly accompanies seafood and fish of all kinds, including oriental and American recipes. and, of course, Galician.

Pazo Señorans 2019. DO Rías Baixas.

PVP at Bodeboca € 12.50 PVP at Lavinia € 12.50

To Luar do Sil 2019. DO Valdeorras.

We leave the Atlantic coast and go to Monterrei, in the Galician interior, where we find the fullness of the juicy godello grape in the Orense area, where Pago de los Capellanes develops this light and aromatic white.

Balanced, long and with a lot of presence of stone fruit, this Luar do Sil is the demonstration of the versatility of the godello grape, fresh and fragrant but stylized for a short time by its lees. Good company of grills of white meat but also of soupy rice or dishes based on cod and smoked fish.

To Luar do Sil 2019. DO Valdeorras.

Price at Bodeboca € 9.90 Price at Lavinia € 9.90

Albamar 2019, Pazo Señorans 2019, and O Luar Do Sil 2019.

Terraprima blanco, 2018. DO Penedés.

In the land par excellence of the quiet Catalan whites such as the Penedès, we find this curious blend with Xarello grape (one of the icons of the area) with a little Riesling grape, well established in this Barcelona winery, near the Garraf Massif, which the critic has blessed and which looks good value for money.

The result is an assembly of the finesse and aromas of Riesling with the structure and volume that Xarello gives, to which it adds a brief passage through wood. The result is a floral, sweet but full-bodied wine to accompany with some good grilled prawns, with a very creamy risotto or with grilled vegetables and fish.

Terraprima white 2018. DO Penedès.

RRP at Bodeboca € 8.90

La Choza de Callejuela 2018. IGP Cádiz.

Callejuela has been demonstrating for almost 40 years that in Cádiz the palomino fino grape can be used for other wines than sherry (which we are passionate about) but we are also passionate about free verses.

In this case we come across this La Choza, which uses Pago Macharnudo grape, possibly the most representative of all Jerez. It maintains the aromatic profile of the grape but is fermented in the boot, then resting for seven months with that characteristic veil of flower that leaves a spectacular round, fruity and honey-colored wine (of which only 1,000 units are bottled a year) and that you can accompany with some good prawns, some mouthfuls from El Puerto, Iberian ham or fried sprigs.

La Choza de Callejuela 2018. IGP Cádiz

PVP at Bodeboca € 13.90 PVP at Lavinia € 15.40

Viñas del Vero Gewürztraminer 2019. DO Somontano

This winery, belonging to the González-Byass group, has become one of the main exponents of the Somontano, a small denomination in Huesca, where German and French vines have taken root with ease that we could now consider one more of the family.

In the case of the firm's whites, we find an interesting Chardonnay but perhaps it is the gewürztraminer that best expresses that florality and minerality of the terroir, being almost a perfume on the nose, and which becomes a sweet-not cloying-white. which is perfect as an opening in appetizers, foie gras, smoked meats and fatty cheeses.

Viñas del Vero Gewürztraminer 2019. DO Somontano.

RRP at Lavinia € 9.90 PVP at Bodeboca € 9.95

Terraprima 2018, La Choza de Callejuela 2018, Viñas del Vero Gewürztraminer 2019, Plácet Valtomelloso 2017 and Gómez Cruzado Blanco 2018.

This winery, belonging to the González-Byass group, has become one of the main exponents of the Somontano, a small denomination in Huesca, where German and French vines have taken root with ease that we could now consider one more of the family.

In the case of the firm's whites, we find an interesting Chardonnay but perhaps it is the gewürztraminer that best expresses that florality and minerality of the terroir, being almost a perfume on the nose, and which becomes a sweet-not cloying-white. which is perfect as an opening in appetizers, foie gras, smoked meats and fatty cheeses.

Viñas del Vero Gewürztraminer 2019. DO Somontano.

RRP at Lavinia € 9.90 RRP at Bodeboca € 9.95 This winery, belonging to the González-Byass group, has become one of the ** main exponents of Somontano, ** a small denomination in Huesca, where they have established themselves with fluent German and French strains that we could already consider one more of the family. In the case of the firm's whites we find an interesting Chardonnay but perhaps it is the gewürztraminer that best expresses that ** florality and minerality of the terroir, ** being almost a perfume on the nose, and which becomes a sweet white - That is not cloying- which is perfect as an opening in appetizers, foie gras, smoked meats and fatty cheeses.

Viñas del Vero Gewürztraminer 2019. DO Somontano.

RRP at Lavinia € 9.90 PVP at Bodeboca € 9.95

Plácet Valtomelloso white 2017. DOCa Rioja

We are putting the finishing touch to the route with two emblems of Rioja, perfect banners of the power of white wine in the area, and which have as a reference the Viura grape, which is elegant, fresh and shows that its acidity makes it ideal for wines of the year but also to grow old.

The first is this Plácet, a very gastronomic wine, with subtle aromas of white fruits and a great balance and toasted touches, a product of the year that passes in oak ovals. The result is a white with aging potential, which can be accompanied by creamy recipes with eggs (such as poached or benedict) but also with white meat and fish in sauce, such as chicken a la cazadora or sole a la meuniere.

Plácet Valtomelloso Blanco 2017. DOCa Rioja.

RRP at Bodeboca € 19.90

Gómez Cruzado Blanco 2018. DOCa Rioja

Gómez Cruzado Blanco 2018. DOCa Rioja

Price at Bodeboca 10.50 €

Almost 140 years of history contemplate Gómez Cruzado, one of the historic Rioja wineries, which in addition to magnificent tinos also knows how to make the most of whites with this coupage of viura (75%) with 25% white tempranillo.

Fresh and complex, ideal to drink now but also to store, this accessible white is a good way to approximate the whites raised on Rioja lees, which is long and broad but very tasty and works well with white canines, fish and seafood and with typical Rioja vegetable and garden recipes.

Pink

Five are, like the fingers of one hand and equally fundamental, the rosés that we propose to demystify any prejudice about whether they are bland, monotonous or directly wines for those who like wine.

Long, gastronomic, versatile and full-bodied, our five magnificent ones will open the eyes of those who approach the world of rosé, which from now on you will not see in the same way.

Torremilanos Ojo de Gallo 2019. DO Ribera del Duero

True to the spirit of the legendary claret, Finca Torremilanos produces this traditional rosé using grapes that are well established in Ribera del Duero, alternating with white and red, ranging from tempranillo and viura to albillo and garnachas.

Ecological and biodynamic, full of color and with nine tables on its lees in used barrels, Ojo de Gallo is a plea for tradition and flavor that demonstrates magnificent work and devotion to the oenological heritage. Rice and pasta are great for him, but also any type of fish and seafood and, of course, white meats.

It accompanies a variety of salads, vegetables, paellas, rice, pasta, all kinds of fish and seafood, white meat.

Ojo de Gallo Finca Torremilanos 2019. DO Ribera del Duero.

RRP in Lavinia € 20.90

Ramón Bilbao Lalomba 2018. DOCa Rioja

We could say that we are in front of the pretty girl of Ramón Bilbao's rosés, which is also the first terroir wine that the Riojan winery produced. In this case with a blend of Grenache and Viura from the Lalomba vineyard, which gives the wine its name.

Manual harvest, cold keeping the grapes and drained by gravity, more fermentation in concrete and four months on the lees make it a gastronomic rosé that combines floral and fruity with its good structure, which can perform well in aperitifs but also with fatty fish, Japanese cuisine and creamy rice dishes.

Ramón Bilbao Lalomba 2019. DOCa Rioja

RRP at Lavinia € 19.90 PVP at Bodeboca € 21.90

Roselito 2019, Ramón Bilbao Lalomba 2019, Ojo de Gallo Torremilanos 2019, Studio by Miraval 2019 and Jean Leon 3055 Rosé 2019.

Roselito 2019. DO Ribera del Duero

A young rosé wine that never fails year after year, perfect to claim affordable rosés and not renounce that freshness that makes them so characteristic. A vinazo to hold on to and that helps put Bodegas Antídoto on the map.

In this case, it is the young rosé from Bodegas Antídoto, which uses red grapes such as fine ink and white grapes such as albillo to press them at the same time. The result is a jovial wine, with little color but a lot of aroma and a fine drink with marked notes of red fruits to be accompanied by elegant seafood, light rice dishes and also dishes with vegetables.

Roselito Bodegas Antídoto 2019. DO Ribera del Duero

PVP at Bodeboca € 9.90 PVP at Lavinia € 9.90

Studio by Miraval 2019. IGP Méditerranée Rosé

The most affordable of the wines that the ex-marriage formed by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt produce at Chateau Miraval is this Studio, a rosé of the year, fresh, light and faithful to that soft color of the so-called Provençal rosés.

Its particularity, in addition to being very fragrant, is in using four different grape varieties (cinsault and tibouren vinified on the one hand and the grenache and rolle on the other, with their lees). The result is a light wine in tones but with structure for that time with its lees, which is still fruity on the palate, with notes of strawberry and raspberry and which we can accompany with grilled, cooked and even fresh seafood.

Studio by Miraval 2019. IGP Méditerranée Rosé

RRP at Bodeboca € 12.90

Jean Leon 3055 Rose. DO Penedés

We close the pink route with a French-flavored wine but with all the soul of the Penedès, which has turned the pinot noir red grape into one more neighbor of these lands where the white xarello, macabeo or parellada reign.

Subtle and scented, with aromas of tropical fruits and citrus touches such as strawberry, this soft rosé owes its freshness and subtlety to being made only with flower must, which is left to ferment for two weeks, giving it a little body but respecting its natural elegance. The table is the perfect dance partner of vegetables, pasta but also not very seasoned roasts, white meat and quality sausages.

Jean Leon 3055 Rose. DO Penedès

RRP at Bodeboca € 11.50

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