Many of us love Spanish reds - for their quality to price ratio - but far fewer wine lovers investigate the new generation of clean, crisp white wines from Spain. El Petit Bonhomme Blanco (79046) $14.99 is made from 100 per cent Verdejo - a specialty of the Rueda district. There's an underlying chalky minerality, here, that focuses the taste buds on the fresh cut peach and ripe honeydew melon fruit.
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Fifty-old verdejo vines is just part of the reason why this little white is so very good and so full of integrity. Canadian winemaker Natalie Bonhomme invests massive energy into this bargain Spanish white that smells of blossoms, apples and quince. The flavours are savoury, like unsweet honey, apple peel and a bay leaf note. Dry and with so much more depth than you expect from a wine of this price with freshness, balance and old world charm.
Nice lemon, citrus, green apple, stone fruit with some nutty complexity. The palate is dry and quite full with ripe golden apple, pear, honey and lime with some baking spice and candy apple with a long finish.
Canadian Nathalie Bonhomme continues to impress from Spain this time with a summer sipper made from verdejo. The Blanco is a mix of grassy, nutty, nectarine skin aromas with a slightly softer rounder mix of melon and bruised apple flavours. A simple ready to drink patio white for the summer. Perfect for a wide assortment of appetizers/tapas.
Arriving just in time for summer is El Petit Bonhomme Blanco (DO Rueda). Made from Verdejo, just what
we want to drink all season long. Crisp enough for the patio, yet with an attractive mouth-filling texture
(from barrel-aging a portion of the wine on its lees, no less) that astonishes at this price. El Petit
Bonhomme Tinto (DO Jumilla) is a juicy blend of Monastrell, Garnacha and Syrah with savoury dark
berry flavours and herbal notes reminiscent of the wide open spaces of Jumilla. Equally at home in fine
stemware as it is in a tumbler, expect to find the stick man everywhere this summer.
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Have you tried a glass of the immensely popular "El Petit Bonhomme" red from Jumilla? Many of us love
Spanish reds - for their quality to price ratio - but far fewer wine lovers investigate the new generation of
clean, crisp white wines from Spain. El Petit Bonhomme Blanco (79046) $14.99 is made from 100 per
cent Verdejo - a specialty of the Rueda district. There's an underlying chalky minerality, here, that
focuses the taste buds on the fresh cut peach and ripe honeydew melon fruit.
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Canadian Nathalie Bonhomme continues to impress from Spain; this time with a summer sipper made
from verdejo. The Blanco is a mix of grassy, nutty, nectarine skin aromas with a slightly softer rounder
mix of melon and bruised apple flavours. A ready-to-drink, patio white. Price: $15 | Score: 86/100
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A Spanish treat, companion to a red blend that’s been in our market for a couple of years already, with a fanciful cartooned label, front and back, announcing a delicious and delightful grape mix that loves to accompany food, or not—it’s great all on its own, watching a sunset from the deck with good friends. Fresh and full, with a hint of flower and a whistle-clean finish. ($14.99, specialty)
Will someone please tell what it means when someone call a bottle perfect “patio wine”? Is the idea that,
as you’re in the warm outdoors, it’s thirst–quenching? I hate to break it to you, but wine is a terrible thirst
quencher. More often I think it means you’ll be having a grand old time relaxing in the open air, so it
matters much less what’s in your glass–a classic backhanded compliment.
This week’s wine, notwithstanding that it’s a fresh white, is a perfect basement suite wine, meaning that
it so pleasing that I don’t have to be in some place nice in order to enjoy it. It’s a new offering from
Montreal Sommelier Nathalie Bonhomme, whose red version has been around for a few years and is
always solid. This wine is a Verdejo from Rueda–a classic Spanish combo and one I wish they’d have
put on the front label. But once it’s in the glass it’s great fun–vibrant, slightly peachy and floral but not
cloying. And at $15, it’s good enough to drink anywhere you damn well please.
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