Breca Old Vines Garnacha 2016

Original Price $24.99
Current Price $19.97

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91pts Jeb Dunnuck
The Breca Old Vines Garnacha has personality and character galore. Hop on this full-bodied bandwagon and sip your first glasses with a heaping platter of charcuterie and tapas. We're thinking salamis, jamon and hard, nutty cheeses. Maybe roasted tomatoes, garlic, rosemary over toasted peasant bread drizzled with aged balsamic. Embrace the earthy side of this Spanish stunner with steaming bowls of fettuccine bolognaise and freshly grated parmesan for a home run of an entree. Cowboy steaks seared to perfection then finished in the oven are another perfect pairing for this Breca. Before searing, season the steaks generously with sea salt, freshly ground pepper, smoked paprika and porcini salt. Your taste buds will thank you. If you want a delicious Sunday dinner to go with this wine, make it braised lamb shanks over creamy polenta. Oh, we could go on and on.

Jeb Dunnuck: "A step up in price, the 2016 Breca is all Garnacha that was fermented and aged 15 months in older puncheons and demi-muids. It has brilliant notes of kirsch, ripe black raspberries, crushed violets, orange rind, licorice, and spice box. Rich, medium to full-bodied, beautifully textured, and balanced, it's another beautiful wine that has balance, integrated acidity, ripe tannins, and tons of character. Drink it over the coming 4-5 years." Sep 2019

Winery:  "An authentic, natural, and traditional wine produced from the original Garnacha, which was first cultivated in Aragón in the 7th Century, and spread around Europe by the Medieval Kingdom of Aragón. Calatayud produces a unique expression of Garnacha due to its geographic and climactic conditions. As Spain's highest altitude region for the production of Garnacha, the temperature swings are radical - up to 60°F in the summer. This produces wines with deep color and character, as well as lively acidity. The wine is characterized by aromas of ripe black fruit, overlaid with spices such as black pepper. There is an obvious minerality to the wine, proceeding from vineyards’ diverse range of soil types. The soils range from iron rich red slate and clay to black slate."

Bottle 750ml, cork                          
Varietal 100% Garnacha
Alcohol  ~14.0%
Aging 15 months in large format barrels
Region Calatayud, Aragon, Spain
Original Price $24.99
Current Price $19.97

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