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Las Rocas, Garnacha, Calatayud, Spain, 2009

Las Rocas, Garnacha, Calatayud, Spain, 2009

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Garnacha is widely planted grape around the world that like hot climates. In France it is called Grenache, in Sardinia it is called Cannonau and Garnacha in its native Spain. Sometimes it is blended with other grapes as it is in France’s Cote du Rhone and Spain’s Priorat. It is also great on its own as it is in many Spanish regions.
Las Rocas, Garnacha, Calatayud, Spain, 2009 is dark garnet red verging on purple. It has aromas of blackberry, black pepper, light vanilla and baking spices. The palate is filled with dark berries with clove, orange and some toasty oak. It is partially aged in French and American oak with imparts a lot of flavor without being overbearing. It is full bodied with smooth soft tannins and a long finish.
Enjoy this wine with some roasted duck or rich meat dishes.