• Breca Old Vines Garnacha 2015 92

    Breca Old Vines Garnacha 2015

    Top 100 of 2018

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    91+pts Jeb Dunnuck

    "This sexy, forward effort offers loads of blueberry, violets, scrub brush, flowers, and chocolate." ~ 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.

    Wine Spectator:  "Round, smooth and dense, this red shows harmony and balance. Plum and blackberry flavors mingle with black olive, toast and mineral notes, supported by well-integrated tannins and fresh acidity, leaving a lovely floral finish. Drink now through 2027." Oct 2018

    Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2015 Breca comes from vines planted all before 1940. It was destemmed and aged 18 months in mostly used puncheons and demi-muids. This sexy, forward effort offers loads of blueberry, violets, scrub brush, flowers, and chocolate. Full-bodied, fresh and lively on the palate, with bright acidity and firm, yet fine tannin, it has loads of character and a distinct, rocky minerality. It will be better this time next year, and drink nicely for 7-8 years. Drink 2018-2026." Mar 2018

    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