Lechuza, Cariñena Garnacha (2018)

Style:  Full bodied red              Vintage: 2018             ABV: 14.5%

Appellation: Carinena              Varietal: 100% Garnacha

Region: Aragon                       County:  Spain

Pairings: Barbecue and braised beef, veal, pork, chicken, and game; grilled vegetables; hamburgers; combinations like sausage and shrimp.

Avoid pairing Seafood with white meat like sole, shellfish such as shrimp or lobster, delicate dishes, and extremely sour dishes.

Cheese Pairings: Old World cheddars, blues and Spanish sheep cheeses with forceful flavors, and goudas.

About This Wine: Old bush vines (50-70 years) of Garnacha planted on granitic sandy soils at high altitude vineyards. The grapes are destemmed and fermented with wild yeasts in temperature-controlled stainless steel. Silky, spicy, and aromatic, this is a high-toned example of old vine Garnacha. Intense floral and berry aromas with lively acidity, mineral structure, and supple red berry fruit. Bright and succulent, totally sippable.

Points of Distinction:

  • Wild yeast