Monday, September 10, 2012
Wine & Cheese of the Week - Marita's Vineyard and Andante Crottin
Bulmaro and his brother are the only two people that touch their grapes - they literally do everything themselves and from scratch. The level of quality and standards they hold themselves to is truly unbelievable and obvious when you taste their wines. We were so fortunate to have Bulmaro host our tasting and learned so much from him in the two hours we were there. We were also treated to the most amazing, home-cooked tapas that paired perfectly with the wines. The entire experience at Marita's is so unique and very special.
Now onto the wines! They only produce 400 cases a year and make two cabernets - Marita's and Soma. Both wines are some of the smoothest I've ever tasted. The Soma is a little softer and a bit more fruit forward, while the Marita's is bigger and more full bodied. At only 400 cases a year, they obviously do not distribute anywhere and can only get the wine directly from the family.
2006 Soma - $87
2006 Marita's - $150
They are getting ready to release their 07's next month and we can't wait to go back and taste them! Thank you so much, Marita's, for the fantastic wine and incredible hospitality!
Picture from www.andantedairy.com