Spain lead the latest incarnation of the highly popular Red Station, with Autumnal offerings from France and a collectors item from Italy.
Spain are leading the latest Red Station. Ultreia St. Jacques is from Galicia and Spain's winemaker of the moment; Raul Perez. It is a gorgeous, sappy expression of Mencia. Celler Del Roure Vermell is from Valencia, an organic blend of indigenous varieties. Raised in amphorae, it is a very downable wine but with interesting aromas and textures on the palate from the terracotta ageing vessels. From France, the returning Right Bank favourite: Chateau Leyguette, it is a moreish red with a good bit of heft to it. Lo Sang Del Pais Le Clos is a really interesting wine from little known Marcillac. The name translates to Blood of the Soil and it is a lovely palate staining and spicy little number, a terrific Autumn wine. Jardim Estrela is a killer Portuguese red and the longest standing member of this pack (the Denis Irwin of the pack if you will - impossible to leave out!). We finish with Bibi Graetz Casamatta Rosso. He has bottled this wine for the last time as he will now be starting his range at a higher price point. He has bottled it under cork instead of the usual screw cap for posterity. This is a super stylish Sangiovese from Tuscany. HAPPY DAYS! STSWine