MARCH WELCOMES BACK an old favourite from Navarra to Curious, along with a brand new arrival from neighbouring Toro.
Pago de Cirsus is an elevated single estate outside the village of Ablitas in Navarra, with 135 hectares of southerly vineyards planted with more than just Spanish stalwart Tempranillo. The estate's Oak Aged blend of Merlot, Tempranillo and Syrah was a huge hit when we last stocked it and we're delighted to welcome it back with the new 2016 vintage.
Modern winery Bodegas Sobreño owns 80 hectares of almost exclusively Tinto de Toro (Toro's unique clone of Tempranillo) that were amongst the very first and now oldest vines in Toro. Many of their vines are pre-phylloxera - that's late 19th century, or VERY OLD, to the non-wine geeks! The winery's certified organic roble is a ménage of blackberry, raspberry and cherries intermingled with toasted wood and oak spice, and is just a treat in the current weather.
Both new arrivals feature in our March Case of the Month, along with the rest of the best of March's special: Spanish Albariño & Godello, Loire Sauvignon and Chenin Blanc, South African Shiraz, Cabernet and Chardonnay, and three massively popular Portuguese, including the long-awaited return of the Crianza-style Bergamota from Dão.
1 x Finca Sobreno Organic Tempranillo (Toro, Spain) RRP €16.99
1 x Pago de Cirsus Oak Aged (Navarra, Spain) RRP €14.99
1 x Landskroon Cabernet Sauvignon (Paarl, South Africa) RRP €14.99
1 x Bergamota Private Selection (Dao, Portugal) RRP €13.99
1 x Corgo Da Regua (Douro, Portugal) RRP €12.99
1 x Long Beach Shiraz (Robertson, South Africa) RRP €11.99
1 x Abadia do Seixo Albarino (Rias Baixas, Spain) RRP €15.99
1 x Lagar da Xestosa Godello (Monterrei, Spain) RRP €15.99
1 x Les Lunelus Touraine Sauvignon Blanc (Loire, France) RRP €14.99
1 x Elysis Anjou Chenin Blanc (Loire, France) RRP €13.99
1 x Corgo Da Regua Branco (Douro, Portugal) RRP €12.99
1 x Long Beach Chardonnay (Robertson, South Africa) RRP €11.99
Normal price combined €171.88, case of the month price only €136 (save €35.88).