Join us tomorrow, Friday April 15 from 6-8pm to try this week’s wine of the week Bouza do Rei Albarino 2009 ($16.50) with Capri fresh goat cheese from Westfield Farm in Connecticut. If you read the article in yesterday’s NY Times Dining Section on special wine bargains, you know why we’ve been able to offer you such great deals recently. The wine world has had an excess of good juice and rather than sit on a wine, many importers are selling at or close to cost just to convert inventory into cash. The Times thinks this trend of being able to buy great wines at a discount can’t last much longer but we’ve had great success just being an alert merchant willing to act. That’s especially true with our wine this week, Bouza Do Rei’s Albarino Rias Baixas 2009 ($16.50)
If this wine sounds familiar, it should. The 2008 vintage of this wine was on our shelves at $20.50 and was well-received and a staff favorite. So when we were presented with an opportunity to offer you an even better vintage of a wine you already loved at 20% off (30% off if bought by the case), we bought all of it. The Bouza Do Rei 2009 drinks perfectly now with classic Albarino aromas of apricot and peach and zippy acidity bringing it all in balance. This wine would be perfect in summer but the inventory we got will likely not last so we recommend buy and hold.
Bouza Do Rei grows only Albarino grapes. This single-minded focus resulted in one of their 2009 Albarinos being included as a top 100 wine of the year this past November. Nestled in the low hills of the northernwestern coastal Rias Baixas region of Spain, the grapes experience ideal growing conditions with cool breezes at night blowing off the warm summer days, allowing for maximum ripeness. This will not be the last you will hear of this estate and when you see the price of the 2010 on the shelves next year, we hope you’ll remember us fondly.
Bouzo Do Rei Albarino 2009 ($16.50 a bottle, $14.02 on 12 bottles or more). While supplies last. To order call us at (718) 797-9463.