Caballo Oscuro Old Vine Garnacha 2018 – Dry Red
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.
The 2018 vintage was a fairly ‘normal’ vintage. Good winter snows left a base of humidity in the soils which were replenished throughout the summer, which was relatively cool. August and early September were warm, good for ripening before a final shower at the beginning of harvest time. For the rest of the harvest, the weather was windy and dry.
Tasting Notes of Caballo Oscuro Old Vine Garnacha 2018: 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.