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FRESH DEAL: Campos de Luz

SVFC_CV_Campos-de-Luz_Mar1The first week of the month, we feature one (or two) wines in our weekly “FRESH DEALS” flyer. FRESH DEALS offer the best value for all Co-op customers, as well as introduce great new products. For March, we have Campos de Luz Old Vine Garnacha & Estate White, two Spanish wines available for a great price. Each wine is just $9.99 (reg. price $12.99) until March 7, 2016.

Campos de Luz vines grow in the Aragon region of northeast Spain, in the valley of the Ebro River. The Ebro runs northwest to southeast across the top of Spain, and wine is cultivated along most of its length. This dry and very sunny region is perfect for Garnacha grapes and lead us to the name of Campos de Luz (fields of light).

Campos de Luz Old Vine Garnacha 2012
Varietal: 100% Garnacha
Region: Zaragoza, in the Aragon region of northeast Spain
Tasting Notes: The colour is a deep red, with the brights hints of purple at the edges indicating youth. Aromas of fresh red and black fruits, flowers and a touch of black pepper. On the palate it is rich and well-balanced, with subtle tannins providing support to the fruit to give a rounded finish.

Campos de Luz White Blend 2012
Varietals: 50% Viura, 40% Chardonnay and 10% Muscat
Region: Zaragoza, in the Aragon region of northeast Spain
Tasting Notes: Pale yellow in colour, this wine has delicious aromas of fresh yellow fruits, such as peach and pineapple, as well as subtle floral aromas. The palate is fresh and charming, of a good medium weight.

 

By: CV, The Wine Guy

CV, The Wine GuyCV is our resident wine guy and our newest cheese specialist. And he’s here to give you generous, succinct, friendly advice on wines (and cheese). CV is quick to say that he’s not a wine “expert” — he’s not the person to go to for fancy terminology — but he does know wine, and approaches it with robust energy and a desire to match wine with people, food, and experiences.