Care Garnacha Nativa 2021

£12.15

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Additional information

Country

Spain

Region

DO Cariñena

Grape

100% Garnacha

ABV

14.5%

Awards/Accolades

16.5/20 Points Jancis Robinson MW: VGV at £12.50, Nov 2022, Gold Medal Councours International 2022: Gold Medal Mundus Vini 2022, 2021 vintage Gold Medal Grenaches du Monde 2023

Good to know

Vegetarian, Vegan

Tasting Notes

Care Garnacha Nativa has aromas of blackberry and blackcurrant fruits with spice, mocha and date hints. There is an abundance of ripe black fruit, spice and date flavours with almond, liquorice and toasty oak hints. This is an elegant and complex red with soft, ripe tannins and a well balanced fruity structure. There are also hints of dark cherries and coffee beans and it has excellent length and depth of flavours; all in all Care Garnacha Nativa is a really atractive, smooth and enigmatic red wine at this price level. It is a very good example of why Garnacha deserves more attention as a serious grape, when it is grown well in the right place.

The grapes for this wine come from some of Bodegas Añadas older vines of more than 40 years old on the slopes of Sierra de Alairén. It has had 8 months ageing in second-use American oak barriques which has provided some spice, body and roundness. It has also had some time ageing in concrete-eggs; which contributes to its freshness.

We were thrilled to read Jancis Robinson MW review of the 2020 vintage; the 2021 vintage has recently won a Gold Medal in the Grenaches du Mond 2023 competition and is just as good:

“Fruit harvested at night for freshness. Crushing and fermentation at low temperature. Eight months in second-use oak barrels and a little bit of concrete-egg ageing. Care is the old Roman name for the Cariñena region. Not from a traditional winemaking family, the winemaker just wants to make good-value wine. Cariñena is littered with abandoned vineyards so this will be from 40- to 60-year-old vines. Great care has been taken, especially for an entry-level wine!
Deep crimson. Warm, round, sweet nose and creamy texture providing so much pleasure! 16.5/20 :  VGV  (£12.50 RRP) : Drink 2021 – 2024″ Jancis Robinson MW Nov 2022.

For Jancis Robinson MW to give a wine 16.5/20 and describe it as Very Good Value at £12.50, is praise indeed! Check out our amazing price for this wine; 18 months later!

About Bodegas Añadas

Bodegas Añadas is owned by the Lázaros and Diáz families, who have 150 hectares and a purpose built winery located between Aguaron and Cariñena, about 50 kilometres SW of Zaragoza in Aragon, Spain. The climate is continental/mediterranean with low rainfall. Their vineyards are located in 4 different parcels between 500 and 900 metres. Bodegas Añadas decided to give the name Care (pronounced Karey) to their wines.

Care, is the name used by the Romans to refer to the nearby town of Cariñena, which gives its name to the oldest Denominación Origen (DO) in Aragon. It also refers to the English word care. Bodegas Añadas combines traditional vine growing skills with modern technology in wine making and huge care is taken at all stages from night harvesting through to the production of wines. There is also link to the Spanish for Face “Cara” as Nacho Lázaro says their wines show the modern face of Cariñena; their stylish labels use artwork from Enrique Torrijos.

Food match: Great with mediterranean dishes, casseroles, roasts.

Sells in a few Independent Merchants at £13.30 – £16.50. Check out our competitive price 

 

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