Celebrate #GarnachaDay and Get to know the Next Great Grape from Cariñena, Spain

Sip, Celebrate and Share Your Love of Garnacha Today and Everyday! DRINK MORE GARNACHA!

#GarnachaDay  @vinocarnena 

Wine samples were provided by Gregory White PR

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Castillo Ducay 2015 Cariñena, Spain $8 – $10

Grapes: Garnacha, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon

Paniza 2015 Cariñena, Spain $10 – $15

Grapes: Garnacha and Tempranillo

Let’s Celebrate Garnacha, the next great grape from Cariñena, Spain!

Today and everyday will be fun way to discover this popular varietal which is planted world wide in an array of styles.

Why Cariñena?

D.O.P. Cariñena is located in the heart of the Ebro Valley in Spain’s northeast region of Aragon. This particular wine region of Spain is one of the oldest producers of Garnacha worldwide.

This gutsy, gorgeous grape thrives in tough but ideal conditions at the high altitude in this region where the vineyards slope into the dramatic Cierzo-windswept plains. Garnacha loves the extreme day-to-night temperature differences which in turn creates conditions for rich, expressive wines crafted from layers of rock, mineral, and earth all contribute to the distinct character of the wines.

What you will experience:

What I love about this crowd-pleasing and food pairing wines is the balance, fruit flavor profile and  quality-to-value with affordable prices that everyone will love. Think aromas and flavors of strawberry, raspberry, black cherry characteristics with an affordable price tag, Garnacha from Cariñena offers extraordinary value and is a pleasure to drink.

Old Vine Garnacha is a hallmark of Cariñena:

  1. Garnacha from Carinena is an up-and-comer becoming more available and distribution has doubled since 2015.
  1. The older the grape vines, the higher the quality. Cariñena is home to more old-vine Garnacha than anywhere else in Spain. Half-a-century old vines are common in Cariñena, with plantings ranging in age from 30 to over 100 years.

 

Food pairing easy with these food-friendly wines!

The earthy, balanced luscious flavors and aromas pair well with a variety of dishes. You can serve everything from tapas and light salads to smoked meats. I’m also a Paella Chef in Nashville, TN and I think these are perfect wines to pair it with my paella www.mypaellatravels.com

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