Mesta Garnacha, 2017

Fontana Bodegas & Viñedos

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Winemaster's View

Grenache or Garnacha (Spanish) is a popular variety now grown more or less universally and best when young. It is normally unoaked. This almost purple wine has a marked Garnacha nose and is really swiggable! Full flavoured, with hints of red fruit and extremely juicy, ripe and with medium tannin levels. It’s not a particularly complex wine but I find it delicious! - John Brownsdon MW

About the Wine

Fontana Bodegas & Viñedos is a leading producer of estate wines, owning over 600 hectares, and managing a further 400 hectares of sustainably farmed, high-altitude vineyards in Castile, Central Spain. Run by a highly experienced, multi-national team of wine professionals, Fontana produces authentic, contemporary wines of great purity and freshness.

Mesta is their range of organically and sustainably grown single varietal wines, and this modern Garnacha, from the fashionable DO Uclés in central Castile, is a wine of great purity and varietal typicity.

The grapes are grown in high-altitude vineyards in the northernmost part of Central Castile, where the continental climate enjoys sunny days and cool nights. This diurnal temperature difference encourages grapes with intense fruit and excellent varietal definition, which retaining remarkable freshness.

The vineyards are sustainably managed and organically farmed as part of an integrated ecosystem. Low annual rainfall results in low disease pressure, enabling the vines to be grown without the aid of fungicides. Fertilisers have never been used, only organic manure is applied and weed control is managed by a low, superficial tilling. Rainwater is collected in a small reservoir and is used for drip irrigation in the case of extreme drought.

Goes well with

A bright, fresh and juicy style of red wine which has loads of ripe, sweet red fruit characters, combined with gentle tannins.

A red wine that can be enjoyed on its own, this will be a great match with all types of foods, ranging from Mediterranean lamb dishes, to roasted vegetables, roasted pork and chicken.

Try it with a selection of cheeses – sheep’s milk cheese such as Etorki and chevre made from goat’s milk


Mesta Garnacha
Producer Fontana Bodegas & Viñedos
Year 2017
Garnacha 100%
Uclés, Castile
Country Spain
Colour Red
ABV 14.5%
Volume 750ml (Full bottle)

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