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Borsao Garnacha Tres Picos Grenache 2014 Customer Reviews
I tend to love Grenache, but the grape just keeps forgiving my bias. If you want a red wine without the heavy tannins of Cab and Syrah, and without the heavy fruit of Merlot or Zin...yup, you are in the Grenache 'zone'.
This is probably the most consistent grenache made that is available in this country. It feels like hubris to mention that it has been a top 100 wine more than once.
On the nose, great stewed fruit. Golden raisin, plum, and figs. I would love to say there is more, but the fruit is sooo dominant.
On the palate, the fruit is there plus a bit of chalkiness. It finishes a bit on the tannic side, but it is not a problem as it is a medium weight wine. I wears the tannin well, and the acidity counter-balances it just fine.
This is a wine that I stock by the case. When you do not have a specific wine for a dish, but you want a red, this is the one.
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Varietal: GrenacheThe Grenache grape varietal has its origins in the dry and arid regions of central Spain, where it continues to thrive to this day under the blazing sun of this region. However, its popularity and versatility has meant that these purple skinned grapes have spread all over the Old and New World and have become of the most widely planted grape varietals on earth. The tightly bunched, round fruit of the Grenache vine can be rigorous and prodigious in the correct conditions, but is often struggling against various types of rot and mildew. Thanks to modern techniques for avoiding such problems, Grenache grape farmers now enjoy strong and high quality yields which they can use to produce the distinctive light bodied and spicy wines associated with this grape.
Ever since the Phoenicians and Romans brought their knowledge of vine cultivation to Spanish soils, the country's culture has grown alongside wine production, with wine being a vital part of Spanish identity and Spanish traditions. Each region of Spain has a wine quite distinct from the others, and it is produced by smallholders and families as much as it is by large companies and established wineries. From the relatively mild and lush regions of La Rioja to the arid plateaus that surround Madrid, grapes are grown in abundance for the now booming Spanish wine industry, and new laws and regulations have recently been put in place to keep the country's standards high. By combining traditional practices with modern technology, Spanish wineries are continuing to produce distinctive wines of great character, flavor and aroma, with the focus shifting in recent decades to quality over quantity.