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Envinate Garnacha Tintorera Vino de Mesa Albahra 2017


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A FANTASTIC value Spanish red.

Producer/Winery: Roberto Santana, Alfonso Torrente, Laura Ramos, and Jose Martínez; Envinate; Albacete, Spain.

Grape Variety: Blend – 70% Garnacha Tintorera and 30% Moravia Agria.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Vino de Mesa, Spain.

Vintage: 2017

Price: $17.10 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Hot dogs, sweet potato fries and coleslaw.

Tasting:

    Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, ruby color with the same color rim. Rich damp earth, leather and lots of red fruit aromas. Wow…smooth, dry, somewhat juicy and approachable mouthfeel, medium body and a 200-grit texture. NICE mineral intertwined with cherry, raspberry and strawberry fruit flavors with ephemeral tastes of pepper and clove spices. Well balanced bright acidity, soft tannins and a long lively fruit and spice finish that that went on and on with a fresh and lively aftertaste. This was a real WOW wine. Easy drinking, elegant and noteworthy. We called it a FANTASTIC value Spanish red.

Roberto Santana, Alfonso Torrente, Laura Ramos, and Jose Martínez
Photo from Manhattan Wine Company.

Comments: See our reviews of other Envinate wines.

Alcohol Content: 13%

Closure: Wax sealed 45mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: Not available.

Imported by: Llaurador Wines; Fairfax, California.