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mostly classic natural red wine
finca parera vineyard

Finca Parera

Fosc Penedes Red 2020

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Bold, dry, acidic and mildly tannic. A funkier nose of metallics and even rubber, but a smoother, classic fruit palette.

Tasting Notes: Red fruit blends, cherries and oak.

Pairing Suggestions: Beef, Pasta, Veal

Penedès, Spain

Type: Red | Vintage: 2020 | Sulfur: Minimal | Varietal: Shiraz/Syrah | Alcohol: 13% | Production: Organic | Style: Food Wine

One of the most exciting regions in Spain when it comes to natural wine has got to be the Penedès. I know that may sound a bit strange considering the amount of plonky Cava being made, but this is actually part of the reason driving a group of young winemakers to do things differently. I call it the process of diseducation and at the forefront of this movement is Ruben Parera. Keep reading and you’ll know what I mean… Finca Parera is located in the upper Penedes region, characterized by its calcareous clay soils. Rubén converted his family’s 10h estate from organic to biodynamic farming, continuing the natural process into the cellar while applying the same practice to their cherries, almonds, olives, and vegetables, obtaining the rather grueling Demeter certification on their first visit. He was born into a family of farmers but it wasn’t until he finished his viticultural and oenological studies that they started making wines of their own. We first met him at a tasting in 2013 and his wines were perfect…almost too perfect. Since then, I feel like he’s stopped relying so much on the books and turned to his land for answers. His 2015’s are simply on a different level than what we first tasted in 2013. In a short period of time he’s evolved from making textbook wines to making wines of terruño, seeking drinkability without compromising depth and complexity. His entry level white, red, and rosé are super fun to drink while his 2014 acacia aged Xarello might be one of the most interesting expressions of the grape we’ve ever tasted. It’s the first wine he makes without adding SO2. I’d bet the same professors who told him it couldn’t be done would even take their hats off to this wine. Long live the diseducation of Ruben Parera! - Selections de la Vina

Where do you ship?

We ship to every state except AK, HI, UT, AL, AR, RI, and DE.

How long will it take to get my order?

Wines are typically shipped within 1-3 business days after your order. However, our shipping team is taking a well-deserved break until Monday, 11/29. Please allow up to Monday, 12/6 for us to ship your wine if you order over Black Friday weekend.

Transit times vary, but are typically 2-5 business days depending on the location in the US. You will get tracking information in your confirmation email after the label is printed. Please note that the delivery date is an estimate, and may change based on factors out of our control.

Note: Due to COVID-19, our retailers and shipping partners are seeing extra pressure on their distribution network. Most orders placed during the business week are planned to ship within 1-3 days of ordering. All weekend orders will begin processing on Monday, and it may take 1-3 business days to ship as well.

What shipping carriers do you use?

All orders are shipped via UPS.

Do I need to be there to sign?

Yes! Federal law requires the signature of someone 21+ for any alcohol delivery. We want to make sure you get your wine, so please make sure someone is there to sign for it when it comes. The delivery service will make three attempts before returning the shipment to our fulfillment center. Note that there will be a restocking fee for returned shipments.

What are the shipping costs?

Shipping is variable based on the number of bottles you purchase. You will see the final shipping price at checkout!

Our shipping team is taking a well-deserved break until Monday, 11/29. Please allow up to Monday, 12/6 for us to ship your wine!

Producer Profile

One of the most exciting regions in Spain when it comes to natural wine has got to be the Penedès. I know that may sound a bit strange considering the amount of plonky Cava being made, but this is actually part of the reason driving a group of young winemakers to do things differently. I call it the process of diseducation and at the forefront of this movement is Ruben Parera. Keep reading and you’ll know what I mean… Finca Parera is located in the upper Penedes region, characterized by its calcareous clay soils. Rubén converted his family’s 10h estate from organic to biodynamic farming, continuing the natural process into the cellar while applying the same practice to their cherries, almonds, olives, and vegetables, obtaining the rather grueling Demeter certification on their first visit. He was born into a family of farmers but it wasn’t until he finished his viticultural and oenological studies that they started making wines of their own. We first met him at a tasting in 2013 and his wines were perfect…almost too perfect. Since then, I feel like he’s stopped relying so much on the books and turned to his land for answers. His 2015’s are simply on a different level than what we first tasted in 2013. In a short period of time he’s evolved from making textbook wines to making wines of terruño, seeking drinkability without compromising depth and complexity. His entry level white, red, and rosé are super fun to drink while his 2014 acacia aged Xarello might be one of the most interesting expressions of the grape we’ve ever tasted. It’s the first wine he makes without adding SO2. I’d bet the same professors who told him it couldn’t be done would even take their hats off to this wine. Long live the diseducation of Ruben Parera! - Selections de la Vina

Shipping

Where do you ship?

We ship to every state except AK, HI, UT, AL, AR, RI, and DE.

How long will it take to get my order?

Wines are typically shipped within 1-3 business days after your order. However, our shipping team is taking a well-deserved break until Monday, 11/29. Please allow up to Monday, 12/6 for us to ship your wine if you order over Black Friday weekend.

Transit times vary, but are typically 2-5 business days depending on the location in the US. You will get tracking information in your confirmation email after the label is printed. Please note that the delivery date is an estimate, and may change based on factors out of our control.

Note: Due to COVID-19, our retailers and shipping partners are seeing extra pressure on their distribution network. Most orders placed during the business week are planned to ship within 1-3 days of ordering. All weekend orders will begin processing on Monday, and it may take 1-3 business days to ship as well.

What shipping carriers do you use?

All orders are shipped via UPS.

Do I need to be there to sign?

Yes! Federal law requires the signature of someone 21+ for any alcohol delivery. We want to make sure you get your wine, so please make sure someone is there to sign for it when it comes. The delivery service will make three attempts before returning the shipment to our fulfillment center. Note that there will be a restocking fee for returned shipments.

What are the shipping costs?

Shipping is variable based on the number of bottles you purchase. You will see the final shipping price at checkout!

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Notice

Our shipping team is taking a well-deserved break until Monday, 11/29. Please allow up to Monday, 12/6 for us to ship your wine!