Cherry and subtle vanilla bean aromas lead a booming and friendly nose loaded with charm. Red and black berry fruits dominate the palate with hints of jam poking through along with touches of spice. The big flavors that mark the palate continue through the finish along with black and white pepper, earth and black tea elements. This Garnacha is absolutely primed to pair with food. It'll work all summer with just about anything you pull of your grill as one example. For the money this wine has good depth and concentration. It's a really nice value for under $15, and it'll please a whole lot of people, so it's definitely one to consider if you're headed to a picnic or BBQ.
The grapes come from 30 to 70 year old vines planted in the La Mancha region in Central Spain. The soils are clay; ideal for growing grapes. The climate is continental, with cold winters and hot summers. During the summer, there is great contrast between the day and night temperatures, which help the grapes reach optimum ripeness. The grapes are hand-picked and sorted. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks for 8 days with daily pump-over in order to achieve the best color, aroma and tannin extraction. Malolactic fermentation takes place in the stainless steel and is followed by light fining and filtration just prior to bottling, in an effort to preserve as much of the wine's fine fruit aromas as possible.