Bodegas Breca Garnacha 2016

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Tasting Notes

Aromas are complex, with smoke, raspberry compote, red currant candy, chocolate, and spice.  The palate offers a variety of red berry fruit, lightly cooked so it releases juice.  Black cherry and cassis are also present, along with toast, spice, and mineral notes.  The wine is pure, with well integrated tannins and acidity, and deft on its feet for one so large.  Full bodied with a long finish.

 

Bodegas Breca was founded in 2005 by Jorge Ordonez, a Spanish wine importer. The bodega has 650 acres, mostly old vine Grenache vineyards planted on hillsides at an altitude of 2,850 to 3,000 feet. All the vines were planted between 1925 and 1968, and yields average between 0.4 and one ton of fruit per acre. Calatayud is a DO (Denominación de Origen) located in the southwestern corner of the Aragon province of Spain.  The region was accorded the DO status in 1990. 

 

The climate is continental with extremely hot summers but this effect is largely mitigated by the elevation of vineyards situated on the south-facing slopes of the Sierra de la Virgen range (Sierra de Pardos and Sierra de Peña Blanca) and planted in principally decomposed slate and gravely clay soils. The altitude is vital to the region's quality wines as the higher elevations prevent the grapes from achieving high must-weights and in turn high potential alcohol. 

 

The grapes are hand-harvested and the wine spends 21 months in old large French oak foudres.

Food Pairing Suggestions

Charcuterie, Duck, Grilled preparations, Mushrooms, Pork, Red Meat, Roasted Root Vegetables, Slow-smoked Barbeque/BBQ Sauce, Tapas, Wild Game

Color:
Red
Origin:
Spain , Calatayud, Aragón
Grape Varietal:
100% Grenache/Garnacha
Eco-friendly:
Organic
Price:
$20.00 each
  bottle(s)