During this confinement in Madrid & Darracott we have been carrying out successive live tastings through our social networks (IG: @madriddarracott) to comment on each of the wines we offer in the following packs. Moreover, thanks to the free delivery of these 5 boxes throughout the peninsula, the Lockdown Boxes have enjoyed good popularity and, most importantly, have allowed us to be closer to you during the quarantine.
Now that we are moving forward together phase by phase, and meeting in petit comité, the time of the home parties is inaugurated: lunches, dinners… It is an excellent occasion for you to introduce this variety of wines to the most intimate, or to surprise the most devoted to a quality toast. That is why we are extending its validity: remember that for the price of 55 euros we will send you 6 exclusive bottles. And if you want to personalize them with other available wines, no problem.
You only have to choose; although it is not easy at all. Which is your ideal Lockdown Box?
- Box #1: At home, only the very best
Among the best whites we have the Tula Varona, which is a dry monovarietal, 100% albariño from Rias Baixas; fresh and with saline notes perfect for the incipient summer. Also, the Olagosa Blanco, a Rioja of the viura grape variety that should be served between 16-18ºC. The Massimo, on the other hand, is a light Mencia that comes from Ribeira Sacra and is perfect to accompany a good piece of meat for future barbecues. And a red wine like Flor de Goda de Campo de Borja, made from Garnacha, cannot be missing; or El Salze, another crianza red wine with the Alicante designation of origin, made from Monastrel grapes. We finished the first pack with a Fino Granero, which has put Chiclana on the map of delights with the Palomino variety.
- Box #2: So you don’t miss anything!
Among the whites, the Rey Santo Verdejo is a wonderful example of white from Rueda, with an adequate acidity and great freshness; and the Abrecaminos Godello comes from the Arnado hillsides, in the Concello de Villamartín de Valdeorras. And to try an excellent rosé in this warmer climate, we present the Flor Itura, which is made from Tempranillo grapes, in the Seca region. If you are in favour of the eco-system, try the Zaranda Tempranillo. Follow our second pack with the red from Llanos Negros Los Grillos, grown on soil covered by volcanic ash. And finish with the Gamonal Prieto Picudo, which is very powerful and fresh. What do you think? With this box you will not lack anything.
- Box #3: A toast in the distance
We started the toast from a distance, or in person, with a young white Hondarribi Zuri called Atlantis Txakoli. An essential red oak is the Barbazul, direct from Cadiz, from the Huerta de Albalá. We did not leave the south of the country thanks to the Moscatel de Alejandría Botani from the mountains of Malaga; and we went up again with a good Ribera del Duero like the Bardos Romántica, which is a red wine from the barrel. To finish with the third box available you have the Dulban, a young red from Castelo de Pedregosa del Penedés; and the Sya Organic Wine from Bodegas Odum, with the Ecorracimo de Oro 2018 award. Not bad, eh?
- Box #4: Wines for your moments
Primero de Fariña is, in fact, the first carbonic maceration made in Toro: young, fleshy, voluptuous. Dos Claveles is from Montilla-Moriles, made from Pedro Ximénez grapes; and Sietermitas comes from the Sierra de Gredos, in Madrid, in the 2016 harvest, with a limited production. The Mas Picosa, which we love, is an organic Garnacha Merlot Tempranillo from Montsant; and the Casa Castillo de Jumilla is a red that blends Monastrell with Garnacha and Syrah in a perfect combo with Mediterranean flavour. Did you know it? We ended up with the Bitoku with the Ribeiro Denomination of Origin, white on lees, from 2018. These are, without a doubt, perfect drinks to celebrate any moment of the day.
- Box #5: The best company
The best company has been yourself and yours during this confinement, but you will finally be able to enjoy our selection with your loved ones. So take note, because we bring you Madame Bobalú from Valencia, the first from Bodegas Volver, with a variety of Bobal grape. On the other hand, the Luis Oliván Malvar is a white wine from the area of San Martín de Valdeiglesias. The Palacio Quemado, on the other hand, is a crianza made from the oldest Tempranillo from Ribera del Guadiana; and the Llebre de 2018 comes from Costers del Segre, with Tempranillo, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha, Cariñena and Syrah grapes. The last ones we include in this fifth Lockdown pack are the Musso, a sauvignon blanc (organic white wine) perfect for seafood gastronomy -hence the seafood on the label-; and the 2018 Botijo Blanco Garnacha de Valdelajón, from Bodegas Frontonio.
As you can see, there is no room for error: whichever one you choose, you are assured of an excellent variety of drinks. Because, of course, there are always things to celebrate. Like that renewed face company and the opening of an unexplored world.
The wine in all its specificities has served in quarantine so that we can meet again with ourselves and with those closest to us. It will also play a crucial role in bringing us closer together again.
Above all, wine is necessary so that you do not forget that the most important thing is to continue celebrating life in any of its forms, and at Madrid & Darracott we are proud to continue delighting your palate, with your permission.
We hope to greet you soon!