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Wines On Tap 1 litre Caballo Oscuro Old Vine Garnacha 2019

£9.30

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.

 

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Caballo Oscuro Old Vine Garnacha 2019 – 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.

After the large harvest of 2018, 2019 was generally a dry year and a somewhat smaller harvest than average. After a cool spring, a week in late June saw a surprising heatwave, but then summer settled down into a regular dry pattern with very little rainfall until the very end of the harvest, which was earlier than normal.

Tasting Notes of Caballo Oscuro Old Vine Garnacha 2019: 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

Alcohol: 13.5

Suitable for Vegans

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