Behind the Cork – Castillo de Monjardin La Cantera

By Pablo Aguero,

Behind the Cork™ – Wine of the Week

2017 Bodegas Castillo de Monjardin La Cantera Garnacha ($12)

 

This Garnacha is from the DO Navarra region of northern Spain that is known for its beauty and diverse terroir.

It is sourced from 70-year-old vines on the estate’s “La Cantera” vineyard, meaning ‘The Quarry.’ It’s appropriately named as the vineyard sits at 1500 feet in a vineyard of poor rocky soil. But, these old vine’s roots run deep and seem to thrive in this terrain.

This Garnacha is hand-picked, fermented in stainless steel and aged for six months in second-year French oak.

This wine even has 15% Cabernet Sauvignon to give this fruity, bright Garnacha some extra depth and structure.

This one’s young and bright. It’s light red in color and full of red and black fruit flavors with amazing acidity.

And, once again, this “Behind the Cork™ – Wine of the Week” is a great value. Enjoy. Cheers!

 

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