Tierra de Los Santos Garnacha Extremadura 2016

Country
Spain
Region
Extremadura
Producer
Vinaoliva
Grape(s)
Garnacha (100%)
Type
Red
Style
Smooth
Oaked Style
Lightly oaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Not applicable
Alcohol Content
13.5%
Closure Style
Screw Cap
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
No
Vegan
No
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Region

Extremadura is an autonomous community of western Spain with a capital city of Merida. It is bordered by Portugal to the west with a northern border with Castilla y Leon. The climate is mostly Mediterranean characterised by very hot and dry summers and long and mild winters. The region is as much known for grape growing as it is for Iberian ham production with Wild Black Iberian pigs being allowed to roam freely consuming their diet of acorns which gives fantastic flavour to their meat. A number of grapes are grown there including Mazuelo, Tempranillo, Borba and Sauvignon Blanc. Because of the climate, vines struggle to survive and as a result produce small, concentrated grapes with rich, intense flavours and exceptional structure.

Producer

Vinaoliva is a second tier cooperative that was founded in 1998. It is made up of 25 first tier cooperatives which consist of 15 wineries, 9 olive mills and 12 table olive processing plants. Vinaoliva has 38000 hectares of vineyards and has its own state-of-the-art experimental winery where the El Zafiro wines are blended by the Ellis buyers each year.
Tasting Notes
This superb Garnacha from the Extremadura area of Spain has intense bramble fruit aromas on the nose. The palate is supple and round with delicious sweet blackberry, cherry and plum notes combined with chocolate and a herbal character. Chewy tannins and a fresh acidity give structure to the wine which finishes long and fruity.
Food
Serve with cured meats or will complement a spicy chorizo dish perfectly.