Trader Joe's Top Picks is back! The La Paca Garnacha is the first of our updated recommendations. Garnacha from Calatayud, Spain. … [Read more...]
The Best Garnacha Under $20
Everybody knows that old vines tend to produce better wines. As the vines age, they produce less fruit, but those grapes are packed with flavor. Of course lower yields generally means higher prices which is not good for Reverse Wine Snobs. What if; however, there was a place where you could find a plentiful supply of old vines? And those vines were a variety that didn't command a premium in price? That place and variety is Spanish Garnacha, which is in our opinion one of the very best values in the wine world today.
Spain has more vineyard land than any other country, much of it very old. And much of it is in the form of Garnacha (known as Grenache elsewhere). Garnacha is a grape that doesn't get its due. Often relegated behind Tempranillo, it doesn't hold a ton of name recognition in this country. This is, of course, good for our purposes, as it makes fantastic wines. Some of our very highest rates wines come from places like the Calatayud and Carinena in Spain, are made from 60+ year old vines and somehow retail for $10 or less.
Read on for our list of The Best Garnacha Under $20!
The Ludovicus Tinto, another great Garnacha! 100% organically grown Garnacha from Terra Alta, Catalonia, Spain. The wine spends 4 months in … [Read more...]
Now these are some truly, truly old vines...Bulk Buy! Garnacha from 120 year old ungrafted pre-phylloxera vines in Navarra, Spain. The wine … [Read more...]
Bulk Buy! This wine is off the charts on the flavor for the dollar scale. 100% Garnacha from Calatayud, Aragon, Spain. The wine spends two … [Read more...]
Garnacha from Spain might be the biggest value in the wine world today and the region of Carinena is the new hot spot.We've been … [Read more...]
A dry, elegant and classy rosé.70% Garnacha and 30% Syrah from Montsant, Catalonia, Spain. This is a dry wine with just 0.7g/L of … [Read more...]