02/07/00 – Alteza (Spain) ‘600’ Old Vines Garnacha

Alteza (Spain) ‘600’ Old Vines Garnacha
The ‘600’ refers to the altitude at which the vines were grown. The Garnacha is the Spanish name for the grape known in France as Grenache. Originating in Spain, Garnacha is grown widely and is an important constituent in many wines from traditional areas like Rioja and Priorato. Here in the Navarra it is bottled as a single varietal and drinks very well. It has a light, bright ruby colour. The nose is layered with really sweet, distinctly egg-custardy oak over spicy bramble and berry fruit. On the palate it is soft and mellow with uncomplicated juicy fruit that is medium-bodied and freshened by soft tannins and moderate acidity. An easy-drinking style for this non-vintage wine. Would suit grilled meats or roast chicken. UK stockists: Sainsbury 4.99