La Suerte de Arrayán Garnacha 2018
WineSpark Price €20.92
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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 the last vintage 93 points in Decanter magazine - for a wine of this age and quality, it’s a total steal at the price.
|Region of origin
|Castilla La Mancha
|Months in Oak
|Type of Oak
|500 liters French used barrels
|Allergens (e.g. does it contain Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts)
|Average age of vines
|Average altitude of vines (m)
|Is this wine organic?
|Yes, but not certified
|Suitable for vegans?
|Ideal drinking window
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Full of flavour but without any heaviness or headiness........ love it
Thanks Aisling, it's a super wine!
Gorgeous ruby colour, lovely red currants on the nose, pleasant ripe cherry tones and hints of pepper.
At home with friends