- 100% Garnacha
"Garnacha is perhaps the most familiar of the many words that make up the name of this wine. I love the funky label. But I loved the wine too. It has the richness and sweetness of Garnacha/Grenache but, crucially, has real freshness on the finish. This is not one of those dried-fruit wines made from grapes that lacked juice and acidity; it is a delightful mouthful - and is 'only' 13.5%, which is relatively low for a fully mature example of this grape variety. This is a wine that says 'fun' to me. The grapes are grown on the north-facing slopes of the Moncayo in the Ebro Valley in northern Spain, with a high proportion of slate and pebbles, and spent five months in new French oak, apparently - which makes it quite a bargain. Grapes were not picked until the second half of October and were hand harvested. I'd drink it any time over the next three years, ideally but not necessarily with food. Should you ever be lucky enough to experience barbecue weather, this wine would be perfect for such an event."
Jancis Robinson, Salvaje del Moncayo, La Garnacha 2011 VdT Ribera del Queiles, 31st May 2013, jancisrobinson.com