100% Garnacha from Campo de Borja, Spain.
Sample submitted for review. Available for as low as $6.99. 3,500 cases. Imported by Aviva Vino.
From the bottle:
"This wine was produced from old-vine Garnacha grapes cultivated on chalky and sandy soils. Dark cherry red colour with violet hues. Intense blackberry and raspberry fruity aromas, and well-balanced acidity. The wine is soft and persistent on the palate.
Today we kick off a new series designed to help you get through the rest of the winter. Our new Warming Winter Reds series will showcase eight different wines over the next few weeks that are guaranteed to take the chill out of your toes. From Spain to France to Italy to Australia, stay tuned as we unveil these eight excellent selections.
The 2012 Aletta Garnacha is a great example of why I love Spanish Garnacha so much. Fermented in stainless steel, this wine showcases the grape itself and it definitely shines. It opens with a very aromatic, very welcoming aroma of dark berry fruit and lovely touches of spice along with nice touches of lavender and violets. Tasting reveals a smooth, rich, juicy and spicy wine that reminds me of one of my very favorites, the Evodia Garnacha. A touch of chalky minerality leads into the dry, spicy, surprisingly long finish. Hard to believe this one is only $7!
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Overall Rating: 8.3
Wine in the Warming Winter Reds series:
- Aletta Garnacha 2012
- Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2011
- Yalumba Old Bush Vine Grenache 2011
- Adelsheim Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2012
- Chateau La Barotte Bordeaux Reserve 2011
- Ringbolt Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
- Michel Chapoutier Domaine de Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem 2012
- Caparzo Rosso di Montalcino 2011