Vinem Garnacha-Syrah 2022/23

£9.95

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Additional information

Country

Spain

Region

DO Cariñena

Grape

85% Garnacha, 15% Syrah

ABV

13.5%

Awards/Accolades

92 Points James Suckling, US Wine Critic

Good to know

Vegetarian, Vegan

Tasting Notes

Vinem Garnacha-Syrah is a youthful, bright red with some substance; if you enjoy Rhone-style wines you will enjoy this. It has expressive aromas of strawberries with blackcurrant and herby hints are followed by ripe black fruit flavours with a nice peppery edge. This medium-to full bodied blend is fruit-driven with good acidity and well integrated tannins. Syrah provides a lift and structure together with the blackcurrant hints; the overall blend provides a savoury red with good depth of flavour. Good value.

Vinem Garnacha-Syrah is a new find from Bodegas Esteban Martin in DO Cariñena, near Zaragoza. We recommend serving this red at 14/15C; in other words 15 minutes in the Fridge will allow the fruit to shine.  This is a good food wine; see below for recommendations.

About the Region & The Bodega

Esteban Martin is a family-owned and run Bodega with 300 hectares of vineyards in the heart of Cariñena, Aragon some 50 km southwest of Zaragoza. The family purchased 150 hectares of vineyards in 1985 and built a modern Bodega in 2003. Since then they have gone from strength to strength and have acquired more vineyards. They now have three generations involved in the day to day working in the vineyards and winery who are all keenly focused on the environment and sustainable production of wines. In 2020 they were awarded the “Most Sustainable Winery in Aragon.” They only use varieties from their own Estate and those best suited to the soils, which are mainly indigenous grapes like Garnacha, Tempranillo and Macabeo; they also are successful in growing Syrah and Chardonnay.

The Bodega houses some 300 French and American oak barrels. Their Cariñena born oenologist, Jorge Barberia oversees the all important vineyards which ar on a plateau around 600 – 800 metres and close to the Sierra de La Virgen Mountains bordering to the West in DO Calatayud. Here the climate is continental with long, hot, dry summers and cold winters with temperatures falling as low as -8C.  There is a significant difference in day and night temperatures especially in the very hot summer months; the cool of the night and early morning provide a beneficial balance, together with the cold northerly wind El Cierzo which helps to lower humidity during the hottest periods.

Food Match: A perfect BBQ Red. It will also partner Tapas, grilled steak, chicken, mediterranean grilled vegetables, Moussaka.

Sells in a few Independent Merchants at £11.60 – £12.15 . Check out our competitive price. 

 

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