La Suerte de Arrayán Garnacha 2017

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Garnacha is all the rage in Spain right now, and after tasting this wine, hopefully you’ll agree.

The grape’s thin skins and light colour remind some people of Burgundy Pinot, but you get more power and more alcohol. It’s ideally suited to the heat and altitude of central Spain.

This wine is from the Méntrida region, in the mountains just south-west of Madrid. Until recently, most Garnacha from here was shipped up to Rioja to bulk up their reds.

Talented young winemakers like Maite Sánchez are driving the Garnacha revolution in Spain.

The Suerte de Arrayán is a single vineyard, high altitude Garnacha from 70 year-old vines. The nose is delicate and creamy, with lovely juicy red fruit. It leads to a palate that is balanced, juicy and elegant, with tons of minerality and complexity.

Think Châteauneuf-du-Pape, but with extra elegance and freshness.

Sarah Jane Evans MW gave this 93 points in Decanter magazine - for a wine of this age and quality, it’s a total steal at the price.

Wine type Red
Grape(s) 100% Garnacha
Country Spain
Region of origin Castilla La Mancha
Appellation Mentrida
Vintage 2017
Alcohol % 15
Oak? Yes
Months in Oak 12 months
Type of Oak
500 liters French used barrels
Allergens (e.g. does it contain Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts) Egg
Average age of vines 75 years
Average altitude of vines (m) 750 
Soil type(s) Granitic soil
Closure Type Cork
Is this wine organic? Yes, but not certified
Biodynamic? No
Sustainably produced? Yes 
Suitable for vegans? No
Ageing potential 8-10 years
Ideal drinking window 2023

Garnacha is a grape on the rise in Spain, and talented young winemakers like Maite are driving this revolution.

Find out more.

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John O'Donnell (Dublin)
I enjoyed this wine. Light but tasty

At home with friends

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