December 2017 Wine of the Month Club Newsletter - page 6

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WINE OF THE MONTH CLUB • 1-800-949-9463
WINE OF THE MONTH CLUB SELECTION
First One is crafted by Viña Costeria,
the largest producer in Spain’s Ribeiro
region, accounting for more than 40%
of the production there. Founded in
1968, Viña Costeria’s mission is to make
Ribeiro white wines in “the best and
most ancient tradition.”
This region has a long winemaking
history. On First One’s label, the seal
emblazed with the year 1492 refers to
the fact that there is ample evidence that
wines from this area were carried on the
ship with Christopher Columbus. Most
likely, a Ribeiro wine was the first wine
to reach the New World. Thus, the name
First One.
Ribiero is in the northwest pocket of
Spain, which forms the northern border
of Portugal and ends at the Atlantic
Ocean. It is one of the most unique wine
areas on the planet. The area is mostly
cool and damp, traditionally not the best
conditions for growing grapes. But a few
grapes like it, and those are the ones
you’ll find here.
Maybe the grapes blended in this
selection are not household names, but
they should be. Treixadura, Torrontés,
Loureira, Albariño and Godello varietals
are all in the mix, and each adds its own
color and flavor profile, making the whole
greater than the sum of its parts. These
grapes are all indigenous to Ribeiro, a
few of which also grow in Portugal’s
acclaimed Vinho Verde region.
This wine is very exciting. The exotic
flavors include, but are not limited to,
mango, papaya, quince and apple with
an amazing finish.
Exotic Blend of Mango,
Quince
Lovely Mango, Hints of
Apple
Now through 2018
Shellfish, Seafood
Very Pale
Elongated Spice
Region: Ribeiro, Spain • Alcohol: 11.5%
FIRST ONE
White Blend, 2015
ITEM #: C1217W2IS
Retail Price:
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$11.98/each
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