Spain > Calatayud
2010 Altovinum Evodia Garnacha
people love it!
Like an active talent scout touting the next Hollywood star or Billboard Chart-topper, we've stumbled upon the next "it" wine. We're going out on a bit of a limb here, but this stuff is liquid gold! Introducing the next big-time wine of the moment: the 2007 Altovinum Evodia Garnacha from Spain.
This is a 100% Garnacha from the mountain village of Atea in the Calatayud region of Northeast Spain. This wine doesn't see any oak, which allows for the bold yet extremely bright fruit flavors to come out. We got juicy, red berries with a bit of spiciness and little to no tannin when we coiffed this Spanish temptress.
This is one of those wines that drinks like a champ, but for some reason, is priced way lower than it could be. From the expert hands of European Cellars comes a wine that has just started to invade the market. Look for it at your favorite wine bar soon.
Drink with some hard Spanish cheese and olives, a nice cut of beef or whatever you're whipping up on a cold Monday night.