- Vina Alarba Old Vines Garnacha 2011 Product #26315 (In Stock)
Here’s one of those wines that leaves you scratching your head and asking, “How did they make something this good at this price?!?” Old vine (50 years and more), bush-trained, Garnacha is naturally low-yielding and concentrated in this barren, high-altitude, region. All fruit is hand-harvested, double-sorted, and vinified in a mix of stainless steel, concrete and oak.
You'll find a lovely perfume of fresh earth, lavender, and black cherries leading to medium-bodied, fresh, flavors of tart cherry and black raspberry with a spicy, mineral, edge. The balance here is just perfect and the interplay of sweet fruit, tangy acidity, fresh earth, warm stones, and ripe tannin will pull you back for sip after sip. Chill this to get even more juicy freshness or let it warm up for the fruit to darken and gain richness. A terrific sipper, it will work at table with anything from grilled fish to roasted vegitables or pork. And, just silly value at this price!