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Campo Viejo

Campo Viejo
2016 Garnacha, Rioja DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Grenache

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13.5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12.99
Best Buy

Campo Viejo
2016 Garnacha, Rioja DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Grenache

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13.5%
Garnet color. Aromas of ripe cherries, alpine herbs, artisan cola, and lime leaf with a round, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, compelling, medium-length summer peach, mixed peppercorns, serrano ham, and cranberry finish with well-integrated tannins. A bright and cheerful Grenache with a lovely round texture.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: ripe cherries, alpine herbs, artisan cola, and lime leaf
Taste Flavor: summer peach, mixed peppercorns, serrano ham, and cranberry
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Braised Oxtail Ravioli, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright and cheerful Grenache with a lovely round texture.

The Producer or Importer

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The Producer or  Importer
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Grenache

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Grenache is the world's most widely planted red variety, yet its fame is primarily as a blending variety. The most famous examples are in the Rhone Valley as part of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas, in Spain (where it is known as Garnacha) in Priorat reds, and in Australia, where it is often blended with Shiraz.

Grenache on its own is a light red wine; indeed there are numerous versions of Grenache rosé from France and Spain' respectively, these wines are Tavel and Navarra Rosé. Tannins are very light and aromas are of wild strawberry, rhubarb and geranium.

There are also small amounts of Grenache grown in Italy (in Sardinia, as Cannonau) and the United States.