Full Review

Soplo

Soplo
2014 Valencia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Grenache

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13.5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$16
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Soplo
2014 Valencia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Grenache

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13.5%
Dark garnet color. Fresh, fruity aromas of wild raspberry, slate, chervil, clove, and lime leaf with a satiny, vibrant, dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length crushed violet petals, rose hips, and hibiscus finish with medium tannins. A juicy and fresh grenache with endless pairing possibilities; a great choice for a spring or summer red.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Non-Oaky, Juicy & Smooth, Fruity & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: wild raspberry, slate, chervil, clove, and lime leaf
Taste Flavor: crushed violet petals, rose hips, and hibiscus
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Pork, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy and fresh grenache with endless pairing possibilities; a great choice for a spring or summer red.

The Producer or Importer

Frontier Wine Imports

The Producer or  Importer
285 Rte.46
Dover, NJ 07801
USA
1 973-328-4500

Their Portfolio

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.