Spanish holiday sweets have arrived! In stock now are E. Moreno Turron Blando (soft turron), Turron Duro (hard, brittle-style) and Torta Imperial (round shape turron). We have Yema Tostada (toasted egg-yolk turron), and Almendras Navidad (pastry stuffed with almond nougat). El Almendro brand turron is still on a ship… we will announce when it arrives.
We have Mantecados, Polvorones, Roscos de Vino in several size boxes, individual pieces, and assorted cookies in various size boxes, including El mejor polvoron and El mejor mantecados del mundo.
And also… Pan de Cadiz, Figuritas Marzapan and Surtido Navideño Marzapan.
And from France, individually cellophane-wrapped marzipan gingerbread figures.
WINE CORNER: We tasted and pre-ordered these spectacular wines back in October, and now they are on the shelf: Any of these wines would make the holiday even more memorable.
Domaine Jolly Chablis 2020 ($34.00) 100% Chardonnay, grown on Kimmeridgian soils containing deposits of minuscule oysters, typical of limestone soils in the area. Unoaked, aged in stainless steel on the lees for 7-8 months and it undergoes malolactic fermentation. This terrific Chablis offers up stony aromas with hints of citrus and white pear. With a fresh and vibrant style infused with minerals, it has a rounded mouthfeel and a lengthy finish. This would be phenomenal with fresh Dungeness Crab – crabbing season just opened!
Antonin Guyon Gevry Chambertin “La Justice” 2017 ($81.00) A lovely and elegant Burgundy from Guyon, the 2017 “La Justice” offers up notes of red berries. Round, structured, and well-balanced with a silky and textured mouthfeel, “Lush, with black cherry, blackberry, plum, vanilla and toast aromas and flavors. Open and accessible, this nonetheless exhibits dense, refined tannins. Offers terrific harmony and a lingering, fresh finish.” 93 points Wine Spectator
Champagne Andre Jacquart Rose de Saignee Experience NV 1er Cru Champagne ($88.00) 80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay with 20% of the blend Grand Cru fruit, fermented in Burgundy barrels. This creamy vinous champagne is cherry-colored, and a great culinary champagne. Chambolle-like flavors, with a bit of tannin, offer up intense red fruit aromas with toasted brioche and a rich mid-palate. Persistent fine bubbles, very long with a beautiful finish. Minimum three years on the lees before disgorgement. This would be amazing with seared foie gras.