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Caldera Anada Blanco Seco 2014


Recommendation: A delicious Canary Island white wine.

Winery/Producer: Maria Delgado Cayon; Santa Brigida, Spain.

Grape Variety: Blend: Malvasia Aromatica, Malvasia Volcanica, Verdello, Gual, Marmajuelo and Listan Blanco Y Moscatel De Alejandria.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Islas Canarias, Spain.

Vintage: 2014

Price: 21.95 euros. About $23.50 (US$) plus a $20 corking fee.

Purchased From: El Corte Ingles Department Store; Las Palmas, Gran Canaria.

Paired With: (Lunch) French onion soup. Chicken fajitas served with guiacamole, sour cream, salsa cruda and tortilla chips.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before opening. Clear light lemon and green color with an almost silver tone. Fresh ripe tropical fruit aromas. Strong mineral and tropical fruit taste. A long finish that was crisp and full of mineral. VERY good sipping and with the fajitas. Our first “Islas Canarias” wine and it gets two thumbs up from me. Similar to Italian Pinot Grigio, fresh tasting, but not as crisp and with lots of mineral that is in the taste and especially the long finish. Refreshing and easy drinking alone, a delicious Canary Island white wine.

    She said: Clear with lots of thin moving along legs. Mild aroma with notes of sweet fruit to almost floral but the fruit quickly moved forward. The taste was dominated at first by fruit but a minerality came through and lasted through the finish. Medium bodied, smooth and with pleasant acidity the wine was tasty with the onion soup and good sipping alone. At over $20 it is not a bargain wine.

    Comments: Purchased from a Las Palmas, Gran Canaria wine shop and consumed in the Britannia Restaurant on board the Cunard Queen Mary 2.

Alcohol: 13%

Bar code: 8 437012 928046

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