Las Gavias Garnacha, 2014
Taste Profile Where it's from
This wine comes from Campo de Borja, granted a D.O. in 1980. This area is renowned as the birthplace of Garnacha, where wet winters combine with dry summers and a cold northerly wind to provide a great growing area. This Garnacha is bursting with cherry and raspberry fruit, with a silky texture, medium body and a hint of minerality on the finish. Great value and only available for a short period. - Andy Howard MW
About the Wine
Despite being credibly believed to be the birthplace of Garnacha (Grenache), grown and tended to by the ancient Romans some 2000 years ago, it was not until 1980 that Campo de Borja was finally recognised as a DOC.
Located equidistant between the Bay of Biscay and the Mediterranean it is a region with mixture of climates. The “Cierzo”, a cold dry northwesterly wind typically blows in autumn and winter, whilst a Mediterranean influence prevails in the summer. This peculiar climate and arid conditions are perfect for Garnacha and the region produces some of the best examples; concentrated, powerful and aromatic.
The vineyards at Las Gavias are bush vines ranging from 40 and 60 years old, and this particular wine steeps in its own skins for 4 days (which contributes to the bright violet colour) before the fermentation process is kickstarted by the addition of natural yeasts. The wine is fermented in concrete tanks to make the temperature easier to control.
Goes well with
Full of ripe strawberry, raspberry and cherry fruit flavours, this is a medium bodied wine with a plush feel on the palate.
Delicious on its own, or with roasted red meats. Garnacha like this doesn’t have the tannins or concentration to stand up to the richest meats or heavy sauces, but will be excellent with Spanish style roasted vegetables, and all types of poultry.
Try with pan-roasted duck breast, cooked with a red cherry sauce.
Las Gavias Garnacha
Campo do Borja
|Organic / Biodynamic||No / No|
|Vegetarian / Vegan||No / No|
|Volume||750ml (Full bottle)|