IT’S INTERNATIONAL GRENACHE DAY
Grenache, the French term, or Garnacha in Spanish, is a favourite grape of the countries that border the Mediterranean Sea. Given the outstanding value of this Spanish Garnacha, you should seriously consider buying more than a bottle or two. The OGV (Old Garnacha Vines) brand is produced from 100 % old Grenache bush wines growing at a cool elevation of 800-1000 meters above sea level. Fermentation takes place in cement tanks followed by 6 months in oak barrels. We encounter a sexy wine with a silky palate. The aroma is a perfect intermingling of blackberries and cherries. It has an excellent length accented by warm tannins. While sipping nicely on its own, it will bring out the best characteristics of a tomato and bell pepper gazpacho, grilled octopus or roast chicken with a chorizo sausage and paprika stuffing. It was rated 93 points by James Suckling plus it got a Berliner Wine Competition Gold Medal – two top ratings. At the price of $16.95, you can afford to grab a few bottles now, and then enjoy a bottle every few weeks and see how its complexity develops. 2016 OGV OLD GARNACHA VINES V13633, $16.95.