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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: GrenacheFor many centuries now, vintners in the dry and arid regions of Europe have been growing the purple skinned fruits of the Grenache vines for use in a wide range of different wines. Their influence and popularity led to them being planted all over the New World in any region with the correct climatic conditions for them to thrive in, away from the damp or wet weather which causes this particular varietal to very easily rot. Grenache grapes are prized by many as a result of their spicy berry flavors, and the fact that they have a relatively high alcohol content in the bottle. This has led to them being often used as a blending grape, although single variety bottles are also common and make the most of their light body and interesting, rich flavors
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.