Don Quixote Might Yearn For This Spanish White: Bella Sol
Too often we are tilting at wind mills trying Spanish whites looking for Don Quixote’s Golden Age of wine.
Instead, we lose our sanity trying to find chivalry in the bland taste of a goat herds’ wine enjoyed by Sancho Panza.
No wait! There is a real Dulcinea of a Spanish libation. It is the Bella Sol 2016 Sauvignon Blanc from Castilla La Mancha.
It is actually the impossible dream for Spanish whites.
For 25 years, the region has been growing Sauvignon Blanc after centuries of pale reds.
But the immediate bouquet of the Bella Sol is so powerful you will believe that barber’s basin is the helmet of a knight errant.
This varietal is perfect for the summer months.
You get melon, peach, pear, and citrus.
The tasting notes say it could work with seafood, fried fish, mixed salads, and goat cheese.
We tried it with the goat cheese and began to sing, "Onward to glory, we go!"
We get this from our wine club. It is Direct Cellars. And if you want to join us or even take advantage of a business deal, check it out here.