Truluck’s has created specialty items to be served in the month of August. Enjoy a Spanish Octopus Appetizer ($26). Available Fridays-Sundays only) with tender chunks of octopus, Spanish chorizo, caramelized onions and roasted fingerling potatoes. Then move on to a honey glazed Ōra King Salmon ($48) with savory blueberry compote. Ōra King salmon has a vibrant flesh color and high fat content which gives it the rich, buttery and melt-in-the-mouth texture that chefs around the world love.
Truluck’s Beverage Director and Managing Partner, Dave Mattern, passionately picks every wine at all Truluck’s locations across the country. For the month of August, Dave is proud to present a unique assortment of Rioja wines that pair impeccably with Truluck’s cuisine. The reds have spicy elements, open and expressive fruit and a fine thread of acidity through the core. Toasted coconut, espresso and cacao can be expected on the finish. For the whites, you can expect lovely aromatics, sweet spices, ripe pear and apple fruits with long finishes.
Rioja is Spain’s premier wine region, located in North Central Spain-About a four-hour drive from Madrid, but only an hour from Bilbao. It’s a small region about the size of Rhode Island. The 210 square miles of land are divided into three zones: Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa, and Rioja Oriental (known as Rioja Baja until 2018). Rioja is traditionally known for Red Blends and each of these growing regions have their own identity in terms of terroir, soils and climate. Traditionally, winemakers blended components from all three regions to create complete wines that harnessed the best qualities of each sub-zone.
The grape varieties used to create Rioja’s wines have largely been selected over centuries, based on which varieties produce high quality wines in the region’s climate and soils. The main grapes of Tempranillo, Garnacha and Graciano, combined with the particularities of terroir within Rioja’s zone and individual vinification and aging decisions from the winemaker, contribute to Rioja’s diverse spectrum of red, white, and rosé wines. Strict growing and production laws keep Rioja’s excellence in quality and consistency. If you see a Classification Trust label on the back of the bottle, you know consumers are getting a World Class wine.
AVAILABLE RIOJA WINES
Conde de los Andes, Rioja, 2001 $148 /bottle
Conde de los Andes, Spain, Rioja, 2001 $37/glass
Contino, Reserva, Rioja, 2011 $98 /bottle
La Rioja Alta, Viña Alberdi, Reserva, Rioja, 2015 $58/bottle
Faustino I, Gran Reserva, Rioja, 2009 $88 /bottle
Hermanos Peciña, Rioja, 2014 $13/glass $48/bottle
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