93 Points
5 Stars Sam Kim
Value Pick

A vibrant and juicy fresh young thing from Spain

  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Grape: 100% Grenache
  • Natural: Organic

$19.99 $14.99 elsewhere $19.99

Regions : Castilla La Mancha

A vibrant and juicy fresh young thing from Spain

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From the same people who do the other Spanish wine with sheep on the label that we stock, Merinas Tempranillo, comes this bright, young and very engaging Garnacha. Produced by Bodegas Fontana, a totally organic producer in the high altitude region of Uclés in Spain with New Zealand MW Sam Harrop as winemaker. Mesta Garnacha 2017 is vibrantly fruity and perfumed with oodles of dark fruits, fresh herbs and florals, with surprising vitality and length for a wine at this price.

Winery notes (2017 Vintage)
"The Mesta was a powerful association of shepherds in Medieval Castile, controlling the routes for herding sheep across the country. Our vineyards are nestled deep in the land of the Mesta, and are still passed over by flocks on their annual migration, a reminder of ancient rights and a cultural cue for continuing co-existence with nature. Through organic viticulture and respectful winemaking, we produce wines of great purity, reflecting the unique personality of our land and grape varieties.

A juicy, fleshy unoaked red wine, showing great purity and the typicity of high altitude Garnacha from the heart of Spain, with expressive and well-defined aromas of black cherries and strawberries over subtle notes of spice and herbs. Bright ruby red colour. Fresh and with an excellent persistence on the palate. Versatile, medium to full bodied food wine, excellent with grilled, stewed and braised meats as well as pasta and tapas."

5 Stars & 93/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, May 2018 (2017 Vintage)
"A fabulous rendition of the variety; the sweetly perfumed bouquet shows Black Doris plum, raspberry coulis, violet and subtle spice aromas, followed by a concentrated palate that is silky and plush. The wine is richly fruited and generously expressed, while remaining refined and balanced. At its best: now to 2021."

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