Vida Essentia Garnacha 2020
This is a red wine that’s as bright and vibrant as that label suggests.
Ignacio Marin is a family-owned winery in Cariñena, which is one of Spain’s oldest wine regions and can be found between Rioja and Barcelona. They are devoted specialists in Grenache, known locally as Garnacha. Grenache is famously blended throughout the Rhône valley, Rioja, Australia and even in Provence rosé, but it’s rarely seen on its own, making this a bit of a rare treat. The Ignacio Marin family recognised the quality of their old Grenache vines and have not bowed to the pressure to dig them up and replace them with something trendier. Now these quiet champions are producing some of the finest red wines this quite little corner of Spain has ever seen.
The vegan-friendly Vida Essentia is a beautifully fleshy Garnacha, brimming with fresh raspberry, black cherry, wild strawberry and hints of mocha. Three months of oak ageing is just enough to add a pinch of spice and elegantly smooth the edges, but without losing all that wonderful fruit. We love this with rice dishes like paella, jambalaya, arancini, arroz de pato and biryani, but it can also handle a little heat, so maybe you could try a Caribbean curry with rice and peas. Just go easy on that Scotch bonnet!
£1.47 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3908609
Style No.: 913324
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