• Mocho Velho Pardina
  • Mocho Velho Pardina
  • Mocho Velho Pardina

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Mocho Velho Pardina

From the lesser-known Extremadura region in the far west of Spain, very close to the border with Portugal, we bring you this "Old Owl" white.  The region is one of the most diverse for birds in Europe (and as a result, a stronghold for raptors like owls) because of its varied habitats and generally very low-intervention management of agricultural areas - like its vineyards.  A blend of primarily 90% Pardina, also known as Cayetana Blanca and Jaen Blanco, this grape is grown abundantly in northwest Spain even though it is not commonly known in the U.S..  It displays a lemon-gold color, with a subtle nose of pear and fennel, and flavors of citrus and subdued melon in a medium bodied, medium acid, fresh white that is excellent when cold.  A great wine with sushi and sashimi - which is not always easy to pair!

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