Friday, September 20, 2019

It's #GarnachaDay 2019! (Part 1)


That's right! A whole day dedicated to Garnacha! The other day I was lucky enough to be invited to taste five Garnacha's in celebration of the grape along with a whole bunch of cool people on the #WiningHourChat hashtag on Twitter (thanks to @WinesofGarnacha and @TheWiningHour). It was very fast paced but a lot of fun! Here's a little bit about the wines that we tried. Happy Garnacha Day, my fellow wineos!

Let's start with Spanish Garnacha:
The Clos Dalian Garnacha Blanca 2018 really took me by surprise. Light and crisp and refreshing but with lively fruit of apples and pears. It was my second favorite of the evening. Beso de Vino Old Vine Garnacha 2016 is your typical entry-level Garnacha meant for quaffing with pizza or whatever. You're not going to sit there and analyze it because it's pretty basic, but I really liked it! It's fruity with plums and cherries, and there's some chocolate and caramel there too. Evodia  Old Vine Garnacha 2017 was better than I thought it would be. The last time I had Evodia, it was on a decline as production increased. It's still not as good as it used to be, but it's improved. I noted blackberries, strawberries, and tea.

Now for French Grenache:
Unfortunately I was not able to get around to opening the Clos Saint Sebastien Collioure Empreintes Rouge 2017 but I plan on it soon, and I'll make a quickie about it too. That Terrassous Rivesaltes 6 Year, though! Oh my goodness! This is a white dessert wine and it was the best out of the bunch. Everybody kept saying that it was like Tawny Port from France and they are not wrong. Sweet and absolutely beautiful with caramel, raisins and almonds. Spectacular.

Thank you Li for including me! I'm looking forward to doing it again! Happy Garnacha Day, everybody, and I'll be back with a Part 2 later today!

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