Great Garnachas

greatgrenacheThis Tuesday Tasting (Aug 27) we try 3 fruit-filled reds made from Grenache/Garnacha that show the versatility of this popular grape.

  • Bernabeleva Camino de Navaherreros, Spain – The name’s a mouthful, and so is the wine! This Garnacha from Madrid packs a powerful fruit nose and flavours of cherry and raspberry but is tempered with neutral oak, strong tannins, and a hint of earth for a surprisingly dry, dusty finish. $16 btl, $7 btg
  • Anciano Garnacha, Spain — Coming from the coastal region of Valencia also known as “Spanish Tuscany”, this robust red  is from dry-farmed vines that produce rich flavours of red currant, red cherry, and black berry with a touch of sweet spice and cinnamon. $12 btl, $6 btg
  • Kermit Lynch Côtes du Rhône Rouge, France – Despite being a Spanish grape, Rhone has become famous as the largest producer of this varietal, and this elegant, hand-harvested red made predominately from Grenache (blended with 4 other grapes) is a beautiful example: rich, juicy aromas of ripe black cherry, black berries and plum combine with spicy flavors of licorice and wild herbs.  $15 btl, $7 btg

Tasting: $11

 

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