My most memorable evenings are spent with good friends and family. They are full of laughter and, of course, great wine.
My passion for wine has been developing over the years, having been introduced to the joys of wonderful and rare red wine nearly thirty years ago! I am lucky enough to have travelled the world and experience many different food and wine cultures and these experiences have formed the foundations of the wines I have created.
Spain has an extremely special place in my heart – it’s a land of firsts for me – the first time I left the country for a holiday, the first place Take That ever played in outside of the UK and now my first wine! I’ve been back to Spain many times with the band and also to spend more holidays there with friends and family. So, when I found myself most drawn to Spanish wines while researching for my own range, it felt like the perfect, natural fit.
I am becoming increasingly aware of the areas of my day to day life where I can work towards being more sustainable. When I realised my wines could reflect this, I knew we needed to move in this direction. I am a huge supporter of organic produce and farming and it was very important to me that the grapes used in my wines are certified organic, so that they are not only sustainable but also as authentic to the local vineyards as possible.
I am so thrilled with the results and I hope you enjoy these wines as much as I enjoyed the process of creating them – whether you are lucky enough to be drinking them in Spanish style sunshine or round the table this Christmas with your loved ones.
Gary Barlow Organic White Wine Information
|Gary Barlow Organic White Wine
A blend of indigenous Spanish White grapes bursting with uplifting aromas of green apple and lime blossom that lead into a mouth-watering palate of lemon zest, crisp pear and sun-ripened cantaloupe melon.
|Varieties:||50% Verdejo & 50% Viura|
|Region/Sub Region:||Central Castilla, Spain|
|Vintage:||2020, picked early-mid September|
|Sustainable/bio/organic:||Organic & Sustainable|
|Vineyard:||This wine is the result of blending the best grapes harvested from older, dry-farmed vines in Castilla. The average vine age spans from 30-40 years old. The wine was sourced from different viticulturists who, due to natural, local constraints of low rainfall and hot weather in the region, have no other growing options than dry farming. The selected fruit is machine harvested at night and in the early morning hours before the heat impacts the quality of the fruit.|
|Winemaking:||The grapes are fermented separately and undergo a short cold soak for flavour extraction prior to a pressing through a pneumatic press and a temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel vats. No oak is used in winemaking and the wine does not go through malolactic fermentation. The wine sits on its fine lees for a minimum of 2 months for texture and balance before bottling.|
|Winemaker:||Tomás Buendía at Peninsula Vinicultores|
|Technical information:||Abv: 12%|
|Case size:||6 x 75cl|
|Serving Suggestion:||Ice cold as an aperitif or with grilled langoustine and aioli|