Bodegas Baigorri Garnacha 2017
- Textured, savoury
Serious wine for not-so-serious people. That’s what I think of the wines of Bodegas Baigorri, nestled amongst the foothills of the Sierra de Cantabria mountain in the illustrious Rioja Alavesa sub-region. What does that mean for the wine, you say? We’re talking smaller parcels of vineyards at higher elevation than most of La Rioja, assisting in keeping freshness in the grapes, while providing them with all year round sun exposure on the south facing slopes. This showcases the best elements of grenache with super bright raspberry and cranberry fruits, balanced with chewable tannins and a full-force body. This is a ripper wine now, but will guarantee happy ageing in your cellar, under your bed, or at your friends house for safe keeping (as we suspect you’ll find it difficult to keep your hands off at easy reach).
Full price $99.00 from the producer.
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- 100% Grenache
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Rioja! The homeland of Tempranillo! Tempranillo may be relatively new on the scene in Australia, but it's as widespread in Spain as Shiraz is in Australia. Rioja have strict regulations on wines classified by the region, and require the wine to be certain lengths of time in barrel and then in bottle, and allows the producer to classify based on these restrictions as: Joven (none to limited oak contact), Crianza (intermediate oak and bottle age) and Reserva (extended oak/bottle aging). The time spent in oak is generally judged based on fruit intensity, but the one thing you will find is that quality is pretty impressive across the board, from crunchy young Joven to luscious Crianza to blockbuster Reserva. Welcome to the vinous heartland of Spain. It smells and tastes amazing.