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Selectus Wines July-September 2021

Special places of unique beauty. Gorgeous, well-designed objects that strike the eye. Lands and seas that offer us their good, honest produce. There are those who know how to find these places, appreciate these objects, and enjoy this bounty of the land and sea. Selectus Wines is aimed at these people and the establishments they frequent. Uniqueness, beauty, distinction, finesse and well-being can also be expressed through wine and the vineyards they hail from. We seek out, select and describe these wines for the enjoyment of these discerning consumers. Lugares con belleza singular, que son especiales. Objetos que destacan por su capacidad de atracción y por su diseño, que son llamativos. Tierras y campos, mares y océanos que ofrecen sus más sinceros y honestos productos. Personas que saben encontrar esos lugares, que saben llevar esos objetos, que saben apreciar esas vituallas. Para todos ellos y para los lugares en los que se sienten cómodos, se escribe Selectuswines. La singularidad, la belleza, la distinción, la finura, el bienestar pueden, también, expresarse a través de los vinos y sus parajes. Los descubrimos, los seleccionamos, los bebemos y los describimos para que la gente con sensibilidad los pueda disfrutar.

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4 Issues

in this issue

2 min

Summer is Here... ... and with the summer and the better outlook on the pandemic, we are all eager to make up for lost time, to be with family and friends, enjoying a good glass of wine in any of its variants (white, red, rosé, sparkling, etc.). Fernando Fernán Gómez (1921-2007), a well-known writer and actor in Spanish artistic circles in the second half of the 20th century, once wrote a story entitled “Bicicletas son para el verano” (“Bicycles are for summer”). Well, in this issue of Selectus Wines, and as a nod to consumer trends, we have put together a special report on rosé wines because the general belief among the wine-drinking population is also that “rosé wines are for summer”. In this report, by our columnist Xavi Ayala, you will…

6 min
vinsanto 16

“Kingdom of the heartbeats and wings of the Aegean, with words that convert the infinite with fire, lava, smoke, you discovered the great lines of your destiny.” Ode to Santorini by Odysseas Elytis. When you reach its shores you discover a magical atmosphere of different emotions that induce a feeling of plenitude and an inexplicable sensation of peace and tranquillity. Great writers have called it an ‘island apart’, from another dimension, another planet... which is part of the uniqueness of the Greek paradox... In the white of the Cyclades sparkling in the summer sun, the island appears like a giant seagull happily bobbing in the brightest and smoothest waters in the world. In a paradisiacal setting, where the beauty of simplicity is palpable, you will find this lovely island of volcanic soils…

22 min
interview with miguel torres maczassek on regenerative viticulture

Entrevista a MIGUEL TORRES MACZASSEK SOBRE LA VITICULTURA REGENERATIVA El cambio climático es un hecho, a pesar de que el Sr. Donald Trump lo niegue, y ello comporta una serie de cambios en muchos aspectos del día a día, aunque no lo parezca. En el campo de la viticultura, las afectaciones son diversas y para combatir esos cambios y las posibles consecuencias negativas que puede comportar, se han de tomar decisiones importantes. Familia Torres se compromete con la viticultura regenerativa para, en el futuro, tener un impacto positivo en el clima. SW.: It is obvious that we are facing a potentially huge problem given the climate change that is occurring. We can see it in the weather conditions: much higher temperatures in summer, shorter spring and autumn seasons, harsher winters... How did…

4 min
you will find us in…

Nos encontrarán en… SPAIN A CORUÑA AC Hotel Palacio del Carmen. Santiago de Compostela ALAVA Restaurante Zaldiarán (Vitoria) Hotel Marqués de Riscal – A Luxury. Elciego Collection Hotel Restaurant Zaldiarán . Vitoria-Gasteiz ALBACETE Rest. Maralba. Almansa ALICANTE Hospes Amerigo AC Hotel Ciutat d´Alcoi. Alcoi Restaurant Quique Dacosta. Dénia Rest. L´Escaleta. Cocentaina ASTURIAS AC Hotel Forum Oviedo. Oviedo Restaurant Casa Marcial. Arriondas Restaurant La Salgar. Gijón Restaurant Auga. Gijón BARCELONA Hotel Mercer Hotel Le Méridien Restaurant Rías de Galicia Restaurant Hofmann Monvínic Restaurant Moments Santa Eulalia Restaurant Xerta Joyería Rabat Joyería Suárez Hotel Majestic Hotel Omm Restaurant Windsor Hotel Palace Celler de Gelida Restaurant La Clara Restaurant Nectari Restaurante Cinc Sentits Arsenal Masculino Four Points by Sheraton Restaurant Via Veneto Restaurant Abac Restaurant L´Oliana Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I Restaurant Gaig AC Hotel Victoria Suites Concesionario Mercedes Cars Barcelona Concesionario Maserati-Ferrari-Bentley Cars Gallery Restaurant Bravo…

13 min

Many of us think only of Galicia when we think of this variety, but we must remember that Godello is also commonly grown in the area between Galicia and León, as well as in the Portuguese region of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, where it is known as Gouveio. Of course, Valdeorras is the most famous region for this variety, where the vines trail along the slopes down to the Sil River. It is said that the winemaking there is “heroic”, and this is so true that, due to the steep slopes and rugged terrain, much more than mere knowledge is needed to carry out the harvesting. Since 2016, the numbers tell of little more than a thousand hectares in Spain, while in Portugal more than double that number was planted over…

2 min
sotheby's auctions

SUBASTAS Sassicaia directo desde Tenuta San Guido La Fundación Arnold para Rugby School Finest & Rarest Wines This superb sale was divided into three parts, each presenting a refreshing and exciting mix of the world’s finest and rarest wines, as well as a selection of top-drawer wine experiences. The Arnold Foundation’s consignment raised notably funds for their worthwhile and admirable cause, with proceeds dedicated to offering children from every part of society the chance to benefit from a Rugby education. The auction began with a superb and select direct offering from the cellars of Tenuta San Guido, home of Sassicaia, in celebration of the wine’s 50th anniversary on the market this year. Next up was Rugby School’s consignment to benefit The Arnold Foundation, donated for sale by their generous benefactors in order to raise…