This old vine Garnacha is a fantastic value from Spain’s Calatayud region, which is known for its high altitude vineyards and continental climate. If you have scoped out Spanish value wines, then you have certainly come across another wine from the region: the seemingly omnipresent Las Rocas Garnacha and Garnacha Rosé from the Bodegas San Alejandro cooperative. The team behind Altovinum is led by importer Eric Solomon, French winemaker Jean-Marc Lafage, and Yolanda Diaz, who also happens to be Managing Director at Bodegas San Alejandro.
Evodia has fantastic fruit – lots of blueberry, cherry, and raspberry. It is mouthfilling, but still elegant and nicely balanced, with medium tannins and acidity. There’s a touch of spice in the finish. This would be a great party wine since it is an easy-going, crowd-pleasing, that will please even finicky palates. And at the price, this is hard to beat!
At WineNation for $8.99.