Grape: Garnacha (aka Grenache),
Produce of: Rioja,Spain
Producer: Bodegas Baigorri
Bottle size: 750mls .
Best with: Tapas, Smoked meats, Roast lamb, Barbecued red meats
The deep cherry-garnet Baigorri Garnacha is a made from hand-selected Grenache grapes, selected from very old and low yielding vines. Fermentation is in stainless steel vats, before ageing for fourteen months in French oak barrels.
Intense floral and red fruit of violet and pansy alongside hints of spicy cinnamon, nutmeg and clove in perfect harmony.
Rich, fruity and unctuous on the palate with a long, silky, mineral finish. Very more-ish.
Special extra mention must be made of Bodegas Baigorri’s unique blend of traditional philosophy based around quality and state-of-the-art technology. The building is cleverly constructed to aid the winemakers produce the best wine from the grapes.
This ultra modern winery is carved out of the mountain, with a top floor entrance that has outstanding panoramic views over the vineyards, to the Ebro river valley and the rocky crests of the Cantabrian mountain range beyond; beneath this, there are six floors designed to deal with the specific stages of winemaking and maturation. Grapes, must and developing wine are transported between each location by gravity; travelling down through the winery from the selection tables all the way to the bottling line without hoppers or pumps, which makes for gentle handling and results in a superior finished wine.
Wine Style : Rich and Warming Reds,Juicy fruity reds , Vanilla and toasty wines