A dry red wine, deeper in colour than most Garnachas. Scents of fresh blackberries and cherries, together with a hint of black pepper. Full and rich in the mouth, with a long juicy finish, which holds its presence without astringent tannins.
10L Caballo Oscuro Old Vine Garnacha 2020
The characteristics of Garnacha are its aromatic fruit, with a range that goes from fresh fruit to floral and perfumed. In the mouth the wines can be light, but also full of juicy flavour.
The Ebro is the major river in the north-east of Spain and the largest river in Spain to run into the Mediterranean. Along its length there are many wine growing regions, many of them growing Garnacha, starting with the region of Rioja below the city of Logroño. From there it flows through the lower part of Navarra and then on past Campo de Borja, Calatayud and Cariñena… way on down towards the Priorat, Tarragona and to the sea.
As in most of Spain, a mild winter was followed by an exceptionally
wet spring - the average annual rainfall was doubled in just two
months - creating conditions for mildew. Some plots were badly
affected and yields were reduced, but the summer was very dry and
quality has been exceptional, with light rainfall towards the end of the
harvest having no detrimental effect.
Tasting Notes of Caballo Oscuro Old Vine Garnacha 2020: Deep red in colour with a deeper weight of colour than for a regular
Garnacha. Scents of fresh blackberries and cherries, together with a hint of black pepper. Full and rich in the mouth, with the fruit immediately to the fore, a broad pallet and a long juicy finish which holds its presence without astringent tannins.
Best served slightly below room temperature
Suitable for Vegans