From time to time I come across a bottle of wine that has a surprisingly good Quality/Price Ratio (“QPR”). Then I can’t wait to share it with you, because that’s what us wine lovers do – we share!
This is a kick-ass Grenache from Spain where it is known as Garnacha. Spain is renowned for value wines, and this one from the Calatayud DO (Denominación de Origen) located in the south-west of Spain is a righteous bargain! The region is similar to certain areas of Arizona or Utah, with tall red buttes and dry arroyos at high elevation (1,800 – 2,600 ft.), and a continental climate. The fruit for this wine is produced from dry-farmed 30-40 year old vines.
My review follows:
Inky nearly opaque violet color with dark red fruit, leather and anise aromas. On the palate, medium-bodied with smooth well-integrated tannins, and a great mouthfeel with dark cherry, raspberry, spice, and licorice flavors. Short-medium finish. Great QPR @ $10/bottle! Will buy more! To find this wine, click here
- Spanish Wine in a Nutshell (casualnotebook.wordpress.com)