Wine Review: 2009 Altovinum Evodia Old Vine Garnacha

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.

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Katrin is one of the co-founders of Wine Dine With Us. She enjoys sharing her love of wine on the blog, and is particularly fond of wines from Argentine, Alto Adige, and Germany. A lifelong environmentalist, Katrin has become increasingly interested in issues of sustainability in wine and food, local food production, biodynamics, and organic agriculture. When not drinking wine and writing about it, she is a nonprofit professional, specializing in fundraising and special events.

One Response to “Wine Review: 2009 Altovinum Evodia Old Vine Garnacha”

  1. Alan
    August 13, 2012 at 8:04 pm #

    who can tell the winery name of the wines, maybe the website? we are a wine importer in China.

    my email is many thanks.

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