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Monasterio de Las Viñas

Monasterio de Las Viñas
2017 Old Vine, Garnacha, Cariñena

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Grenache

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: 1.8%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$19

Monasterio de Las Viñas
2017 Old Vine, Garnacha, Cariñena

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Grenache

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: 1.8%
Violet color. Aromas and flavors of wild strawberry, lemon balm, carnation, and pickled tomatoes with a lightly tannic, crisp, dry medium body and a smooth, breezy finish. A simple Spanish Red for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: wild strawberry, lemon balm, carnation, and pickled tomatoes
Taste Flavor: wild strawberry, lemon balm, carnation, and pickled tomatoes
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A simple Spanish red for the table.

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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.